Category Italy

One Last Pizza in Rome, Italy—Trastevere’s Pizzeria Ai Marmi is Magnifico!

Having finished our stay in Florence, Mrs. Pie and I had one night left in Rome before we headed back to America. Staying at a different Airbnb on this return visit to the Trastevere district, we excitedly discovered that it was just around the corner from Pizzeria Ai Marmi. This famous pizza joint that was […]

il Pizzaiulo—This Out-of-the-Way Spot is the Best Pizza in Florence, Italy

It was our last day in Firenze, and I finally got around to asking Mrs. Pie to pull out that recommendation she had for the best pizza place in town. With the info about il Pizzaiulo in tow, we made our way deep into the east side of the city, feeling safe, but notably out […]

A Quick Stop for a Square Slice at Panini Pizze e Vini in Florence, Italy

It was a Friday in Florence, and the Pizza Snob had no pizza plans on the books. So in order to keep my “Pizza everyday in Italy” streak alive, I decided to grab something on the street in between our visits to the Ufizzi and Accademia galleries. The quick timing of this decision led me […]

The Pizza Snob Adventures in Florence, Italy—Off to a Great Start at Gusta Pizza

It was time for Mrs. Pie and me to take our Italian roadshow up north to the Tuscany region for a stay in Firenze (Florence). After another high-speed train ride, we checked into another Airbnb, and it was off for our first afternoon tourism adventure in this exciting city. With no specific pizza plans, some […]

Another Italian Spin on Pizza—A Tasty Snack at Rome’s Pizza Boom

During our recent stay in Rome, Mrs. Pie and I were on a slow aimless journey back to our Trastevere Airbnb. Despite having just snacked on an Italian pizza variation at a place called Club Kave, we were still hungry. It was also still the afternoon siesta time that Italians call “riposo” which meant that […]

Pizza, Pizza Everywhere!—An Unexpected Slab at Club Kave in Rome, Italy

This latest installment of the Pizza Snob’s recent trip to Italy is more about a common experience than it is about a specific place. It really is pizza everywhere in Rome with just about every food establishment having something that they called pizza. This one case in point was a chain eatery called Club Kave […]

Naples, Italy, the Birthplace of Pizza—Served in Excellence at L’ Antica Pizzeria da Michele

Having finished our day ruminating over the ruins of ancient Pompeii, Mrs. Pie and I timed our connecting train back to Rome leaving enough time for a quick pizza in its birthplace of Naples. Arriving at the train station there, all would have been just fine had we remembered to bring along our list of […]

Snack Bar Pizza is Still Snack Bar Pizza—Even at the Ruins in Pompeii, Italy!

During our recent stay in Rome, Mrs. Pie and I planned a day trip to see the famous ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii. This side trip would take us through Napoli, or Naples, which is the birthplace of pizza. Naples has a reputation of being a somewhat of a rough gritty city and […]

Roman-Style Pizza Magnifico—Virgilio in Rome, Italy’s Campo de’ Fiori

Day Three in Rome and Mrs. Pie and I were still winging it about what things to do on our tourist list and when to do them. After spending some time seeing the sites of the Roman Capitale and shopping along the Via del Corso, it was time for lunch. Mrs. Pie suggested we try […]

The Snob’s First Roman-Style Pizza Experience—Li Rioni in Rome, Italy

It was a Sunday and our first full day in Rome. Mrs. Pie and I had no specific pizza plans so I thought we might follow some Facebook advice we received from an American friend. So I made a mental note to locate the place she said was her favorite when she lived in our […]