Italy in Amsterdam

I have a never ending obsession for Italian cuisine, so it doesn’t matter the country I visit, I tend to always end up trying at least one Italian restaurant. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Al contrario!

So on our first day in Amsterdam, we decided to have dinner at Piadina Bar and here’s our experience:

The location is very convenient since it’s so close to the metro station and you know, it’s Amsterdam, everything is a walk away! (Unless it’s raining). The service was excellent, the staff is very friendly and quick. And when it comes to food…

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, but please keep in mind that the pizzas are even more delicious than what they look like. There’s no fair way to describe them, you should just give them a try. We’ve ordered

We’ve also done some Italian beer tasting which was one of the best decisions of this trip.

My mom also asked to mention in this review their great music selection. She spent pretty much of her time singing or dancing without leaving her place. Oh well, moms.

For more information visit Piadina Bar Amsterdam on Tripadvisor

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Searching for Italian Cuisine in London |Vapiano review

You’re spending the day in London and you want to have something quick for lunch, but not so quick that it will lose the quality and taste. You still want the restaurant to be nice and cool, even though you’re not spending too much time in there, after all, you’re in London.

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So here’s my suggestion – Vapiano restaurant in Great Portland Street ticked all the boxes.

My sister and I are big fans of Italian Cuisine, so Vapiano has been on our list for a few months now and we finally had the chance to try it!

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The service was great and quick, and the prices are extremely affordable compared to the quality of the food.

You get to see the pasta being made right in front of you and the options are endless. I’ve ordered the Gamberetti e spinaci pasta that consists of king prawns, cherry tomatoes, basil pesto, onions, spinach, cream and Grana Padano. My sister went for the bolognese pasta with homemade classic beef sauce with onions and carrots.

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We ended up having more than we should, so instead of going straight back to our walk in London, we just stayed a few more minutes in the restaurant taking pictures at their nice decoration.

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Visit Vapiano on TripAdvisor  for a full menu, opening hours and more information.

Any other Italian restaurant recommendations in London? Leave them in a comment below!

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HelloFresh Review

It’s not the first time that I try a meal delivery service, for several reasons – it saves me time not having to do grocery shopping and it makes us try different meals at home.

So this time I decided to try Hello Fresh and after a lot of compliments from family, friends and family on social media about the delicious look of my latest meal photos on social media, I decided it was about time to write a review and answer all your questions.

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Trying new recipes is one of my favourite hobbies and Hello Fresh puts together the meal plan and mail you the recipes with all the ingredients, so it makes it very easy!

They have 3 plans to choose from. The Classic, Veggie, and Family Plan. I chose the Classic meal plan, where you can choose between 2 and 4 people and receive 3, 4, or 5 meals. The price is going to change depending on which you choose.

Hello Fresh creates the recipes, compiles all the ingredients, and delivers to your door. All you have to do is cook it. And the great thing is that the recipes are classic but at the same time you get introduced to new foods.

Also, you can pause delivery whenever you want. So you can schedule Hello Fresh for busy times when you don’t have time to plan out dinner or go to the grocery store.

So here are the meals I’ve tried:

Balsamic Steak with Red cabbage and Potato Wedges

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It’s difficult to find this great quality steak at a supermarket! I also loved the potato wedges with the rosemary leaves – perfect touch! Rated 4 stars, just because I’m not a fan of Red cabbage.

Mexican Chicken with Roasted Peppers and Homemade Refried Beans

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I’m a big fan of Mexican food so I need to rate this meal with 5 stars! Especially because of the mixed beans with chilli, amazingly delicious!

Thai Pork Stir-Fry with Green Beans, Holy Basil and Rice

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Just so you can have an idea, my sister hates spicy food but this was her favourite meal on the box. Once again the meat was a very good quality one and all the ingredients were fresh, which makes a huge difference when it comes to taste. I have to rate this meal with 5 stars too.

Bacon & Butternut Risotto with Chilli and Cheese

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This recipe took us quite a long time to put together, but it was also because it was our first time doing a risotto and the preparation of a good risotto is quite an art! I can proudly say that we mastered that art! It was a delicious risotto and the butternut cubes gave it a fresh and different flavour. Because of being time-consuming I would say 4 stars for this meal.

Creamy Linguine with King Prawns and Serrano Ham

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It’s not easy to find good quality seafood, so once I saw this recipe on the website I knew I had to give it a try. Linguine is one of my favourite pastas and it came out delicious! The only thing I would’ve changed is the amount of creme-fraiche, I’m not a big fan and for that I have to give it 4 stars.

Mushroom Tagliatelle with Stroganoff Sauce and Broccoli

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Everyone needs to try this amazing sauce: Ketchup, paprika, water, a squeeze of lemon juice, a pinch of lemon zest and Worcester sauce. It’s amazing and I saved a little bit to use with other meals, that’s how much of a fan I became of this specific meal, so I have to give it 5 stars!

You can have £20 off your first box by using my link: here.

Let me know if you have any questions on the comments below.

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