Seafood Pasta
Jan08

Seafood Pasta

Living in Italy for 3 years gave me a taste for all things fish, and blending it with a staple diet of freshly made tagliatelle is no bad thing. The most common form of seafood pasta in Italy is a pomodoro (tomato) based sauce, not thick but laden with shellfish whereby you have the work to do at the table, it’s beautiful, don’t get me wrong but very often the subtleness of the fish has been taken over. What follows is...

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On Tour – Rome Part Three
Nov03

On Tour – Rome Part Three

Piazzale Gregorio VII 33, 00165 Rome, Italy. Attentive staff, great value and very good food Having read numerous good reviews of Goose we were excited to try the food and overall experience for ourselves, especially as it is only a 3 minute walk from the apartment we had rented and an equal distance from the Vatican. So, we reserved a table yesterday for this evening. Arriving at 7pm we were the first of the evening as the doors had...

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On Tour – Rome Part Two
Nov03

On Tour – Rome Part Two

Achille Al Pantheon by Habana 120, Via dei Pastini, 00186 Roma RM, Italy Great value, good food, friendly welcoming. Having walked past Habana Café several times during the week on our way to, and from various sites in the city, I was keen to try out the various claims from the staff, especially considering it is located but 40 yards from the Pantheon. Firstly the claim of ‘no service or cover charge’: FACT. Secondly the...

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On Tour – Rome
Nov03

On Tour – Rome

Panico Ristorante, Via Di Panico, 42, Rome, Italy. Overpriced, poor quality, mediocre service, disappointing. Great location, everything downhill from there. The restaurant was empty yet we were shown to the rear by the toilets which soon became a major passageway for people and I had to keep moving my seat inwards. We ordered an evening meal of spaghetti al pesto, spaghetti al mare, and two pizzas along with mineral water, sparkling,...

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