The Dirty Stall

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Trattoria Cadorna is a nice little eatery located on the same street that it took its name from – Via Raffaelle Cadorna.


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La Pizziola: good place to hang out with good friends with good pizzas.

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A ragout is basically a stewed dish so in this dish, the main ingredient is the humble mushroom.

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Antica Norcineira Viola is a salumeria with a long history, being founded back in 1890, and it’s still family run till today. It’s hard to review a shop like this but basically it’s heaven for those of us who love Italian salumi, such as prosciutto, guanciale, salame, coppa…the list goes on and on.


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Lasagne is a rich and sinful dish, born in region of Emilia-Romagna, and made by stacking layers of lasagna sheets, ragu, béchamel sauce and cheese. But always, we start with the soffritto.


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Ever tried making a risotto where the main ingredient is just tomatoes? You got to get some really good and ripe ones, so shell out for those expensive tomatoes you see in the supermarkets cos they do make a difference when they’re the star of the dish!


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Located inside Hotel 1929, Restaurant Ember is well-known for its value-for-money business set lunches – in fact it’s probably the most well-known ‘secret’ now.

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Past dishes


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