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Maria & Enzo’s, an Italian trattoria, will offer family friendly dishes such as arancini di carne (rice balls stuffed with meat), melanzane parmigiana (eggplant parmesan), and handmade pastas.
Via Carota Owned by two other female chefs, this trattoria checks all the beautiful boxes.
Condé Nast Traveler editor Alex Postman took a buddy road trip through the vineyards, beaches, and trattorias of Tuscany, finding joy in the Sideways, Under the Tuscan Sun and The Trip to Italy clichés of it all.
Shortly after lunch on a cold December morning in 1956, a trio of New York City detectives stepped out the back door of the copper-domed police headquarters looming like a dirty gray temple above the tenements and trattorias of Little Italy.
In addition, the trattoria will feature family recipes from Italian chefs across the fleet.
Its origins lay in a single, no-name trattoria on a side street near the Trevi Fountain.
One night, the two went out to dinner at Locanda, a Roman-style trattoria.
And the trattorias and Italian cafes have begun to give way to sushi and barbecue joints, as well as a breakfast and brunch spot that opened last year.
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Did You Know?
In Italian, "trattore" is the word for an innkeeper or restaurant owner. That word derives from the Old French verb traitier, which means "to treat" and is related to the Latin tractare, meaning "to drag about, handle, or deal with." "Trattoria," which first appeared in English in 1832, is one of several words that have entered our language to refer to a kind of specialized eatery - in this case, one that specializes in Italian cuisine. Others that have come later include "bistro" (from French, 1921), "brasserie" (from French, 1864), and "taqueria" (from Mexican Spanish, 1982).
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