Travelling to Italy

Travelling to Italy

If you love Italian food, a vacation to Italy is an absolute must! The experience of tasting food from different regions, prepared from the local, in-season ingredients, is one you won’t soon forget. From the humblest roadside food stand to the highest end restaurant, everything is prepared simply to highlight the flavour and freshness of the ingredients.

Handmade pasta, why it just tastes better

Handmade pasta, why it just tastes better

Dried pasta is made in a factory. The pasta dough usually includes extra ingredients you won’t find in fresh pasta, is extruded in a machine, dried to remove all moisture, and packaged for shipment. We all know that dried pasta is cooked by simply dumping it into a pot of boiling water. As the noodles soften, the pasta sheds much of its starch into the water; not necessarily a bad thing, because that starchy pasta water can be awesome at thinning sauces. What is lost, however, is the flavour of the pasta.

Italian Menu Dictionary

Italian Menu Dictionary

There are some items are the menu that may be confusing for the first time diner, here is an overview so you can choose a dish that transports you to Italy. We are thrilled to have you as our guest and to share our Passion for Pizza with you.

The Ultimate Olive Oil Cheat Sheet

The Ultimate Olive Oil Cheat Sheet

Olive oil packs major flavour upgrade to any dish. It helps to enhance spicy or sweet dishes being such a full bodied oil but is guilt free with its many health benefits. The benefits for olive oil are an endless list for beauty, health and cooking. There are so many different grades and types of olive oils it is great to be able to differentiate between them. 

De-Coding Pasta

De-Coding Pasta

One of my favourite things is the adventure of experiencing a new culture by visiting different cultural restaurants.  Let me take you on a tour through the Italian customs and the types of pastas so that you are feeling confident to order like a real Italiano in any Italian restaurant. 

Antonino Esposito visits NOVO Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Antonino Esposito visits NOVO Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Antonino Esposito visits NOVO Pizzeria & Wine Bar

What is Burrata, and why should I try it?

What is Burrata, and why should I try it?

Burrata, a word that tickles the salivary glands of foodies around the world. Made of a delightful medley of mozzarella and cream, this fresh Italian cheese has become extremely popular in recent years.