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Tortellino Bistrot: Cozy, Family-Run, Authentic Bolognese and Regional Italian Cuisine in Gulf Gate, Sarasota, Florida

  Sarasota needed an authentic Bolognese ristorante, with pasta freshly made daily, especially the famed Tortellini for which the restaurant is named, a staple of life in Bologna and the province of Emilia-Romagna, where Chef-Owner Leonardo Pierucci is from.   … Continue reading

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Ristorante Santucci: Contemporary Sicilian Inspired Cucina in Rosemary Place, West Palm Beach, Florida

    It all began in Sicily. Growing up in a large Italian family, Chef & Owner Emilio had access to acres of land filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, developing a great sense for quality produce. Since an early … Continue reading

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Pasta “Frutti di Mare” with Lobster Tail, Shrimp, Scallops, Clams, Mussels, and Squid

    Frutti di Mare (Fruits of the Sea) is a favorite, and there are any number of variations you will find along the Italian coast and islands. This is a great rendition, you can add or subtract any fresh … Continue reading

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Fettuccine con Pollo alla Padella (Pasta with Chicken in the Pan or Skillet) from La Grotta Ristorante in Atlanta, GA

  La Grotta has been the #1 Italian restaurant in Atlanta since 1978, and is one of the 100 excellent restaurants featured in my first book, “The Restaurant Diet, How to Eat Out Every Night and Still Lose Weight.” It … Continue reading

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Rigatoni Montanaro (With Mushrooms, Sausage, Tomato, Cognac, and Cream) from Tramonti in Delray Beach, Florida

Photo by Fred Bollaci Tramonti’s Rigatoni Montanaro This is a favorite pasta dish from Tramonti, a wonderful Italian (Neapolitan) restaurant on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida. It is one of 100 top restaurants featured in my first book, “The … Continue reading

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