The Osterie d’Italia 2013 Edition published by the folks at Slow Food teaches you the “secret handshake” for finding the absolute best Italian food in Italy. You’ll learn where local Italians take their meals, allowing you to skip the touristic bland restaurants, eat and drink well, all without paying much money. I buy a fresh copy of this book every year (for over 10 years) and I take a copy of this book with me on every trip to Italy.
You’ll find a detailed listing of 1713 of the best Osterie and Trattorie (and some noteworthy Ristoranti) sorted by region and city, with maps to show you where to look when you’re on the road in Italy. Each dining establishment lists their address, price, hours of dining, regional food & wine specialties — everything you need to locate, book a reservation, and dine wonderfully at these very special Italian treasures.
Visit a Venetian bacaro to enjoy the Giro di Ombra wine pub crawl. Locate the best pizzerias in Naples and taste pizza like Italy intended. Expand your gastronomic horizon with tasty tripe dishes from small shops in Florence (hey, it’s pretty good). This guide gives you the inside scoop on where the best food can be found.
“But Michael, I can’t read Italian. Why would I buy the Italian Edition?”
I have 2 good reasons: 1) this incredible gastronomic guide book to Italy is only available in Italian, and 2) you don’t need to know Italian to use this book to find the best Osterie in Italy. The book is organized in such an intuitive layout that anyone can locate and get the gist of what a restaurant offers. Trust me on this one, you won’t be disappointed traveling with this Slow Food guide book.