Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

Aside from the ubiquitous parrilla restaurant the other Buenos Aires staple is Italian cuisine with favorites being pizza and gnocchi. Each one has their preferred local pizza and pasta place and with so many recommendations, it’s hard to choose just one. We like Pizzeria Piola because it’s not fancy, the food comes quickly and the …

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Oliveto is an old-favorite of mine. Opened in 1995, it was the second location owned by the restaurant group that started out with Olivo in 1990. In May 2007, they also added a fish restaurant Olivomare along with Olivino, a specialty shop selling wines and Sardinian specialties. Each time I’m in London, I visit Oliveto …

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Had an impromptu lunch at the San Pedro branch of Da Bruno yesterday and was surprised at the consistency and quality of the food. I had been to Da Bruno several times before but never got around to writing about it. I have to say that I understand now why so many people are regulars …

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