Amano I had been given a strong tip that I should check out Amano, an Italian in Auckland’s Britomart neighbourhood. When the advice came from a Frenchman telling me through gritted teeth that their Italian bakery – part of the restaurant’s operation – does the best baguettes in the city, much to his chagrin, I …

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That’s Amore Auckland! Having safely landed and checked into my apartment for the week, I was in need of something inexpensive and substantial so I resolved to find as good pizza as the environs afforded. I quickly hit upon That’s Amore which was just a short stroll away. Promising Neapolitan style pizzas alongside the odd …

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Osteria Ilaria I had been given a strong steer from the restaurant manager at Amaru that I should check out Tipo 00 and/or its next door sister place Osteria Ilaria. I found Tipo characteristically busy so headed to Ilaria which while also buzzing had a couple of potential corners into which to squeeze me. I …

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University Cafe Lygon Street in Melbourne is home to their Little Italy district. This means a succession of restaurants and cafes, some dating back to the early 60s, offering all manner of Italian treats. This is added to by a parade of other restaurants reflecting the city’s developing identity as a major cultural melting pot. …

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Brera

Brera Part of the fun of visiting different cities is not only sampling their local cuisine, but also checking out their interpretations of cooking styles from around the world. Accordingly, on a sleepy Sunday evening I headed to one of Seoul’s better regarded Italian restaurants, Brera. Just next to the wonderfully named Beotigogae underground station, …

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