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Italian Eateries-What’s The Difference?

Ristorante, Trattoria, Osteria, Enoteca, Taverna, Locanda or Bar? What is the difference between all of different Italian eateries and dining establishments? Once upon a time it may have been easier to distinguish but now the lines are fairly blurred with the titles being interchangeable. It could be argued that all rules have gone out the window. Osterias were once considered casual and now...
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How to Eat Out Like a Local in Italy

Every city around the world has differences in the food culture. Cuisine, atmosphere, rituals, traditions and other little nuances can offer insight into the way people live in that particular place. In Italy, if you ask someone on the street where is the best place to eat in the area, they are likely to say you eat better at home or at nonna’s. Home cooking is king but many restaurants adapt...