Italian

Cotto (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

Cotto (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

It was my first time here and I was wondering where was I hiding these past few years? I just wished I knew of this place long time ago as these guys prepare an amazing Italian Fare. I had been to Italy many times and this place reminds me of...

Zucchini Fritti 1

Zucchini Fritti

Zucchini Fritti or Courgette fritti is an Italian dish of matchstick sliced courgettes lightly battered and deep fried The first time I had this dish was at Cotto’s in K’Road, I still remember when I saw a Zucchini Fritti on their menu and was quite intrigued on how they looked...

Napoli Mia (Princess Anastasia, St. Peter Line) 1

Napoli Mia (Princess Anastasia, St. Peter Line)

This is the best service we had in this trip so far, the server in this restaurant was the perfect attendant you will ever have, always serving with a smile and very accommodating, and yes, we tipped him really well. Napoli Mia is an Italian restaurant located in Deck 7...

Jamie's Italian (St Petersburg, Russia) 7

Jamie’s Italian (St Petersburg, Russia)

I never thought we will eat at this place in St Petersburg, this was totally unexpected, but it was good.  Before I came here I was thinking all I would eat was Borscht, Beef Stroganoff, Solyanka Soup, Khachapuri and Golubtsy I was wrong, instead I am having some Italian dish, on...

Davinci Ristorante (Helsinki, Finland)

Looking for a cheaper alternative to Vapiano while you are in Helsinki? Then try this place, Davinci Ristorante. Actually, it’s not too far from where Vapiano is, just a few more metres if you walk towards Esplanadi then you will be at this place. So how is the food actually...

Bella Bambina Ristorante (Oslo, Norway)

In Oslo we stayed at Comfort Hotel Grand Central a three-star hotel that looks like a boutique hotel, while it may be classified as a three star trust me this place is way much cleaner and better than most four- and five-star hotels here in New Zealand. I think it’s...

Vapiano (Brisbane, Australia) 3

Vapiano (Brisbane, Australia)

It’s a German brand serving Italian dishes in Australia and here I am a Filipino living in New Zealand trying them, Globalization. Vapiano is nothing new to me in fact my first encounter with this was in Berlin and I really liked the concept, in fact several concepts where most...

Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken 1

Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken is a type of breaded chicken cutlet where breadcrumbs is infused with grated Parmesan cheese then pan fried in butter Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken is a type of breaded cutlet prepared with chicken breasts, don’t get it confused with Chicken Parmesan as that’s a totally different...

Calendula Cottage Cafe & Gardens (Glenbrook, New Zealand) 5

Calendula Cottage Cafe & Gardens (Glenbrook, New Zealand)

There are many unexpected places in New Zealand and this was one of them, literally tucked in the middle of nowhere, located in Glenbrook this restaurant is surrounded by farms on every side. An oasis in the middle of lush farm greeneries this place surprised me. I dined in here...

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs 1

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs is a dish prepared with beef meatballs stuffed with mozzarella cooked with marinara sauce then served pasta. Italian Meatballs is already good as it is but making it better is not surprisingly hard, just add mozzarella which makes every bite really interesting, imagine a warm gooey cheesy...