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MIMMO(Ristorante-Pizzeria)(About L. 40,000 with wine/coffee) 
Address: Via Colleoni, 17, Bergamo,. 24129. 
Tel.: (39)035/218535 
Fax: (39)035/237480 
Warm welcome in a better than average pizzeria. State whether you want the pizza or restaurant menu. Excellent carpaccio. Tasty raviolni with cheese. Nice cakes. Cheap house wine. Nicely located in the old medieval town. 


BOLOGNA
DA NELLO RISTORANTE 
Address: Via Montegrappa, 2, Bologna. 
Tel.: (39)051236331 
Closed on Mondays. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays in July. Closed in August. 
Fine quality regional cuisine. Try the game dishes with funghi! 

DROGHERA DELLA ROSA RISTORANTE 
Address: Via Cartoleria, 10, Bologna. 
Tel.: (39)051222529 
Closed on Sundays & August. 
Good food in scenic side street in the historic part of town. Has a pleasant garden. 

TORRE DE'GALLUZZI RISTORANTE 
Address: Corte de'Galluzzi, 5/a, bologna. 
Tel.: (39)051267638 
Opening hours: 12:30~15:00, 19:30~23:00. Closed on Sundays and 2 weeks in August. 
In one of Bologna's medieval towers. Rooms with coffered ceilings. 


FIRENZE
CIBREO 
Address: Via Andrea del Verrochio, fr., Firenze 
Tel.: (39)055-2341100 
Opening hours: 12:30~14:30, 19:30~23:15 
Closed on Sundays, Mondays, August and first week of January. 
Italian cuisine reflecting a perfect blend of tradition and creativity. 
Good wine cellar. 

ENOTECA PINCHIORRI 
Address: Via Ghibellina, 87, Firenze 
tel.: (39)055-242757 
Opening hours: 12:30~13:30, 19:30~22:00 
Closed on Sundays, Mondays & Tuesday lunches, 10 days around Christmas and in August. 
This is for the special occasion: Impeccable service and wonderful food in a lovely Renaissance palace. 

IL CESTELLO 
Address: Piazza Ognissanti, 3, Firenze 
Tel.: (39)055-264201 
Opening hours: 12:00~15:00, 19:00~23:00 
Haute cuisine Florentine style, in the elegant dining room of the Excelsior Hotel. 


MANTOVA
AQUILA NIGRIA 
Address: Vicolo Bonacolsi, 4, Mantova. 
Tel.: (39)0376/327180 
Fax: (39)0376/226490 
Closed on Sundays and Mondays (open on Sundays in April~May, September~October) 
Forst-class restaurant. pigeon is the specalty ti try! Pasta and desserts in a class of their own. 
(Courtesy of Yasushi Imaizumi) 

MILANO
 

BIFFI SCALA 
Address: Via Filodrammatici, 2, Milano. (Separate entry from the theatre) 
Tel.: (39)02-866651 
Next to La Scala. Good food and a multitude of memories. 

CIARDI(Ristorante-Pizzeria)(L. 25,000 with wine/coffee) 
(Closed Mondays) 
Address: Via S. Raffaele, 6, Milano, 20121, Italy. 
Tel.: (39)02/877704 or 877698 
Better than average pizzeria in a vastly overated city. At least the pizzas are large and tasty. The service is better and warmer than average, too. 

HOSTARIA PASCONE (Pascone Raffaele) 
Address: Inside Hotel of same name, Viale Monte Nero, 57, 20135 Milano. 
Tel.: (39)02/5510259 
Very reasonably priced excellent restaurant. Try the smoked tuna and the fried dishes. 
Better go by taxi from town centre. 
(Courtesy of Yasushi Inaizumi) 

PANINI GUSTO
Address: Piazza Beccaria, 4, Milano. 
Tel.: (39)02/76005015 
Definitely the place for panini in Milano (50~60 kinds!)! 
(Courtesy of Yasushi Inaizumi) 

RISTORANTE CINESE HO KING(Chinese)(L. 50,000, full course with drinks) 
Address: Via Conegliano, 1, 20131, Milano, Italy. 
Tel.: (39)02/26823967 
Probably the best if not cheapest Chinese restaurant in town, although a bit away from the centre. Extremely popular with locals and Japanese businessmen. All the usual dishes plus a special taste. A good rest from heavy pasta! 

RIGOLO 
(Closed on Mondays) 
Address: Via Solferino, 11, Largo Treves, Milano. 
Tel.: (39)02-804589 
An old bistro with a regular clientele. Delicious Lumdardian cuisine and excellent quality for the price. 

TRATTORIA BAGUTTA 
(Reservations required) 
Address: Via Bagutta, 14, Milano. 
Tel.: (39)02-76000902 or (39)02-76002767 
This where the jury meet to determine the yearly literary awards for Italian authors. Very tasty traditonal cuisine. 

TRATORRIA-BAR SICILIANA(Sicilian)(~L. 55,000) 
(Closed on Sundays. Reservations advisable) 
Address: Viale Brianza, 35, 20125, Milano, Italy 
Tel.: (39)02/6692778 
In a town where food generally lacks salt, pepper or spices, this is a very tasty food serving restaurant with Sicilian specialities. Unpretentious and patronised by locals(good sign), it serves an interesting fullcourse degustation menu for L. 55,000. relaxed service. 

PAPER MOON(Pizzeria-Ristorante)(~L> 40,000) 
(Closed on Sundays. Reservations advisable) 
Address: Via Bagutta, 1, 20121, Milano, Italy 
Tel.: (39)02/76022297 
Hyper-fashionable restaurant-bistrot patronized by Japanese tourists, local celebrities and businessmen. Service cold and professional. Food tasty but lacks salt and spices. Order the pizza "Paper Moon" (Closed cheese & ham Pizza, a meal in itself. 


MONTAGNANA (near Firenze)
IL FOCOLARE 
Address: Via Voiterrana Nord, 145, Montagnana. 
Tel.: (39)0571-571132 
Steak house. Extremely popular with local soccer players. 
(Courtesy of Yasushi Imaizumi) 

RANCO VARESE (Lake Como)
IL SOLE DI RANCO (L85,000~135.000) 
Address: Piazza Venezia 5,1-21021, Ranco-Varese. 
Tel.: (39)0331976507 
Fax: (39)0331976620 
Located in hotel of same name on the banl of Lake Maggiore. Exceptional Italian cuisine offering the lake fish to their best, incredible pasta, the most delicate viands and Piemonte white truffles. Great Italian wines. Melon duck carpaccio, pike mousse with fine lemon mayonaise, cep (porcini) and fried garlic scallops, calamari-aubergine raviolini, tricolour scampi lasagna,, Milano cutlet with its mustard and spiced fruit salad. 

ROMA
ANTICA ENOTECA DI VIA DELLA CROCE 
Address: Via della Croce, 76, Roma 
Tel.: (39)(06)6740896 
Roma's oldest wine bar, which serves snacks and full meals. 

DAR PALLARO 
Address: Largo del Pallaro, 15, Roma 
Tel.: (39)(06)68801488 
Closed on Mondays and 2 weeks in August. 
Roman fare in rustic family-style restaurant. 

NERONE 
Address: Via della Teme di Tiyo, 96, Roma. 
Tel.: (39(06)4745207 
Closed on Sundays and August. 
Near the Domus Aura. Roman cooking and an impressive choice of antipasti. Reserve! 

PAPA GIOVANNI 
Address: Via dei Sediari, 4, Roma. 
Tel.: (39)(06)6865308 
Closed on Sundays. 
Savory and light approach to regional cooking. Excellent Italian and French wines. 

LA ROSETTA 
Address: Via della Rosetta, 8/9, Roma 
Tel.: (39)(06)68308841 
Closed on Saturday lunches and Sundays and 3 weeks in August. 
This elegant, friendly restauarant specialises in fish dishes. 

VECCHIA ROMA 
Address: Via della Tribuna di Campitelle, 18, Roma. 
Tel.: (39(06)6864604 
Closed on Wednesdays and 2 weeks in August. 
Located on a peaceful square. Pleasant terrace and attentive service. reservation advised. 


VENEZIA (VENICE)
AL MILLION 
Address: Corte al Million, San Giovanni Crisostomo, 5841, Venezia 
Tel.: (39)041-5229302 
Closed on Mondays. 
Pleasant inn, serving Venezian specialties around small wooden tables. 
Marco Polo is said to have lived there. 

CAFFE FLORIAN 
Address: San Marco, 56-59, Piazza San Marco, Venezia. 
Tel.: (39)041-5205641 
Opening hours: 10:00~24:00. Closed on Tuesdays. 
One of the two cafes not to be missed in Venezia! 

CANTINA DO MORI (Bacaro Bistrot) 
Address: Calle do Mori, San Polo, 429, Venezia 
nera the Rialto, a typical Venezian atmosphere. 
The most ancient "bacari" in town dating back to 1462! 
Remarkable crostini. 

HARRY'S BAR 
Address: San Marco, 1323, Calle Vallaresso, Venezia. 
Tel.: (39)041-5285777 
Opening hours: 10:30~22:55 
One the two cafes not to be missed in Venezia! 

LOCANDA MONTIN 
Address: Fudamenta di Burgo, 1147, Venezia 
Tel.: (39)041-5227151 
Great restaurant near the Academy with a very long menu. 
Ezra Pound once lived there. 

VINA DA PINTO (Bacaro Bistrot) 
Address: Campo delle Beccarie, SanPolo, 367, Venezia 
Bacaro bistrot looked after by Giovanni locorotendo who specializes in fish as it is located in the middle of La Pescheria Fish Market. 
Try "Crostini al bucalo".