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  • Ristorante Cibreo

    Ristorante Cibreo

    This restaurant has no menu, but a nice charming lady will take a chair, sit next to your table and explain a choice between five different starters and five main courses. After you have chosen, your table is filled with seven different plates, all with small delicious items. Go easy: your meal hasn't officially begun yet!

    Adres Via A. Del Verrocchio 8r Florence Italy

  • The Best Pasta Ever

    The Best Pasta Ever

    Years ago, when I asked a friend of mine (a long-time Milan resident) for the best, most honest Italian meal in town, she made one of the best recommendations I've ever gotten.

    On the small and quiet Piazza Carlo Mirabello is a restaurant that takes you back in time, called Ristorante Il Verdi. Upon entering it, the traditional Italian design makes you feel like you've been transported to a real Italian diner in the 1960's. The best trained waiters, dressed to perfection, meet you at the door to seat you.

    The first thing that struck me was the hand written menu; it was not only hard to read, but many of the dishes where unfamiliar to me. To satisfy my curiosity, I decided to order many different dishes, as the pricing was more than reasonable. I had 4 different types of pasta. Well, I can tell you, it was the best pasta I ever had. The texture, the sauces… they were all unique combinations and one tasted even better than the other; unbelievable. A perfect glass of the house wine and I was in heaven!

    They also serve meat and fish -- perfectly cooked as well. No space for dessert, but I will be coming back… a lot! My number one in Italy!

    Ristorante Il Verdi, 5 Piazza Carlo Mirabello, Milan, Italy, (+39) 26590797

  • The Monocle Guide To Cosy Homes

    The Monocle Guide To Cosy Homes

    Monocle adds to its growing library of books with a new title that offers a little insight and inspriation into building the home of your dreams:

    "So where are the best places to make a home? What are the villages, coastlines, mountains, towns, and cities that would make you want to settle down? The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes answers those questions with a global photographic survey of a wide variety of homes. Whether the focus is on a remote residence in the Swedish archipelago or a lush abode in Rio de Janeiro, or on the difference between residing in Tokyo and Toronto, this book is the perfect balance between the inspirational and the practical.

    Source: Aquiremag

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