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ALPS Italy Trentino Pinzolo-Carisolo, premium Chocolate/Patisserie BOTTEGA DEL GOLOSO, best quality value, hand made desserts - March 2013.

ALPS Italy Trentino Pinzolo premium Restaurant MILDAS, owner managed, one of the best in the world - no nouvelle cuisine, home traditional cooking, March 2013 - info@albesto.com

ALPS Italy Trentino Pinzolo premium Restaurant SPECK STUBE Alimonta, owner managed, small cottage, home traditional cooking - February 2007 info@albesto.com

BARI Italy Apulia premium Restaurant AL PESCATORE 6-8 Piazza Federico II di Svevia 080-523-7039 best quality fish, seasonal dishes and local specialities – August 2017.

BIELLA Italy Piedmont premium Restaurant PRINZ GRILL worth a trip, Monica and Christian will remind you of the pleasures of life, traditional seasonal local dishes, best quality value, closed on Sunday 015-30302 - December 2009

CALIFORNIA network Italian Restaurants & Bakery IL FORNAIO regional variations from the Alps to Sicily - Sardinia included - October 2008.

CALIFORNIA Big Sur premium American Restaurant NEPENTHE wonderful panorama - great steaks, still run by the original family  (831) 667-2345 October 2008

CHICAGO IL downtown, premium Italian Food & Beverage EATALY Metro Grand Red Station, best quality value, great selection from all Italian regions  (312) 521-8700 June 2016.

EDINBURGH Scotland Italian premium Slow Food & Deli VALVONA & CROLLA downtown - summer 2006.

EDINBURGH Scotland premium SeaFood SKIPPERS near Leith port Royal Yacht Britannia 0131-554-1018 one of the best seafood restaurants in the UK - summer 2009.

ENGLAND premium Brasserie BLANC best quality value and friendly service, London & England network - March 2015.

FLORENCE Italy downtown premium Restaurant CELESTINO ask for Bruno, best quality value, local traditional season dishes, indoor, outdoor and private room 055-239-6574 Piazza Santa Felicita' just across "Old Bridge" closed Sunday between November and Easter - January 2015.

FLORENCE Italy downtown premium Slow Food & Deli PERINI long established family run, local specialities, Piazza Mercato Centrale - September 2008. 

FLORENCE Italy downtown premium Slow Food RINGO'S BAR small and friendly service 055-219-100 Borgo San Jacopo 19R near Duomo - August 2008.

FLORENCE Italy downtown premium Restaurant ANGELS modern look and old traditional menu' 055-2398-762 Via del Proconsolo  29/31 near Duomo - August 2008.

FLORENCE Italy downtown premium Restaurant BUCA LAPI great for dinner, steak and dessert home specialities, small better book in advance 055-213-668 Via del Trebbio 1R - September 2014.

FLORENCE Italy downtown premium Restaurant IL LATINI old classic home cooking 055-210-916 Via dei Palchetti 6 near Tornabuoni - August 2008.

FLORENCE Italy downtown premium Osteria DEL PORCELLINO best quality value, traditional dishes, friendly service, good for business and pleasure 055-264-148 Via di Val Lamona 7 - September 2014.

FLORENCE Italy downtown premium Restaurant LA GIOSTRA fixed lunch menu' best quality value, wide choice - good house wine 055-241-341 Borgo Pinti 10 - September 2014.

FLORENCE Italy downtown premiumTrattoria 13 GOBBI old classic home cooking 055-284-015 Via del Porcellana - September 2008.

FLORENCE Italy downtown premium Trattoria MARIO fixed lunch great value, home cooking, small and very busy 055-218-550 Via Rosina 2R - September 2014.

FLORENCE Italy uptown Sesto Fiorentino premiumTrattoria MACCHIAIOLI best quality value, wide choice wine and cheese 055-440-650 Piazza Lavagnini 13 Sesto Fiorentino - September 2008.

ITALY MARCHE Region North East of Rome next to Umbria - Italy, premium Agritourism LE BETULLE, indoor and outdoor facilities, ideal for private events like weddings, Avacelli-Arcevia near Fabriano - January 2008 info@albesto.com 

LAS VEGAS Four Seasons premium Restaurant CHARLIE PALMER STEAK great food and great service by Scot wine waiter and Tony and Alan waiting staff (702) 632-5120 - September 2010.

LAS VEGAS Venetian premium Italian Restaurant VALENTINO from Santa Monica, managed by Giorgio and chef Luciano, great food and great service (702) 414-3000 - September 2010.

LONDON England City premium Caffe' Venezia BACARI best quality value and friendly service, a real gem, 10-12 Basinghall City Guildhall 020-7600-6308 closed on week ends - March 2016.

LONDON England City & West End premium Da Luca ENOTECA small please book ASAP, best quality value, seasonal dishes, friendly service - March 2016.

LONDON England 20 branches Pizzeria FRANCO MANCA traditional wood fire thin crust premium pizza, short menu' long best quality value - March 2016.

LONDON England West End Italian Trattoria-Gelateria BOCCA DI LUPO non Italian chefs show their love for Italian food from the Alps to Sicily - Sardinia included, 12 Archer Street behind Piccadilly Circus 020-7734-2223 October 2017.

LONDON England West End premium Italian Restaurant DA BEPPE only seasonal dishes, best quality value, cosy home cooking, Sandro, Zaira & Eric will spoil you, also available private room - March 2016.

LONDON England City-Canary Wharf premium best quality valueItalian Restaurant-Pizzeria IL BORDELLO, great atmosphere and personal service, local clientele, 81Wapping High Street  020-7481-9950 run by Giovanni & Carmelo - September 2013. 

LONDON England West End premium British Restaurant  PENNY BLACK best quality value and friendly service, 212 Fulham Road Chelsea 0845-838-8998 May 2011.

LONDON England City premium Seafood Restaurant  GOW'S old established, 81 Old Broad Street near Liverpool Street Station 020-7920-9645 September 2017.

LONDON England West End premium Seafood Restaurant  SHEEKEY fantastic food within great area in Covent Garden - St Martins's Court 020-7240-2565 September 2009.

LONDON & England premium Brasserie BLANC best quality value with friendly service, City & West End network - March 2015.

LONDON England family network of French Coffee/Restaurant PAUL the best of France, great for breakfast - July 2011.  

LONDON England network of Artisan Bread/ Coffee GAIL'S best quality value, great bread and biscuits – October 2017.  

LONDON England global network of French Style Coffee/Restaurant LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN best quality value, great bread and luncheons – October 2016.  

LONDON England Piccadilly Japan Table Cooking Restaurant BENIHANA book for either chef Edwin or Bat - best show in town, 37 Sackville Street020-7494-2525 September 2010.

LONDON England South West premium Italian Coffee & Pizza SAN LORENZO Outdoor & Indoor - sister restaurant of San Lorenzo downtown, great thin crust wood fire pizzas, ask for owner Ghigo, book well in advance during Wimbledon tennis championship 020-8946-8463 / 8976 April 2017.

LONDON England South West Italian Restaurant-Deli-Catering VALENTINA, home cooking, 210 Upper Richmond Road West in East Sheen 020-8392-9127 booking is recommended - only few tables - ask for Carmine – July 2010. 

LONDON England West End Italian Slow Food SPACCANAPOLI traditional premium best quality value from Naples 020-7240-3994 August 2015.

LONG ISLAND Centerport mid North Restaurant NICKY'S worth a trip, traditional menu' and fabulous artichokes (631) 757-7277 August 2007.

LOS ANGELES global network of French Style Coffee/Restaurant LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN best quality value - March 2009.

LOS ANGELES premium Italian Coffee/Restaurant URTHCAFFE the best of Italy, 4 different locations, great quality and great service - October 2011.

LOS ANGELES Pasadena premium Italian Coffee/Restaurant EURO PANE the best of Italy, close to Memorial Park Station, 345 E Colorado Blvd (626) 844-8804, great quality and great service - October 2011.

LOS ANGELES Pasadena premium Grill Restaurant ArroyoChopHouse first class outside of Italy, near Del Mar Station (626) 577-7463 October 2011.

LOS ANGELES Santa Monica premium Italian Restaurant VINCENTI great "home" service by owner Maureen, chef Nicola and waiter Silvia (310) 207-0127 October 2010.

LOS ANGELES Santa Monica premium Italian Restaurant VALENTINO first class - Mauricio great head waiter (310) 829-4313 October 2010.

MADRID Spain Up Old Town Pizzeria PULCINELLA 7 Calle Regueros, behind Metro Chueca 91-3197-363 January 2008.

MADRID Spain Down Old Town Museo del Jamon premium fast food and restaurant, Puerta del Sol / Calle Mayor, always busy with local clientele, quality and quantity, must try - October 2007.

MADRID Spain Down Old Town premium Dessert/Coffee Shop on the corner between Puerta del Sol and Calle Mayor, always busy with local clientele, quality and quantity, must try - October 2007.

MADRID Spain Down Old Town Restaurant CASA LABRA 12 Calle de Tetuan behind Puerta del Sol and El Corte Ingles, tapas and restaurant service 91-5310-081 October 2007.

MARCHE Italy North East of Rome next to Umbria - Italy, premium Agritourism LE BETULLE, indoor and outdoor facilities, ideal for private events like weddings, Avacelli-Arcevia near Fabriano - January 2008 info@albesto.com 

MILAN Italy down town premium Osteria ACQUABELLA classic old traditional menu, Via San Rocco 11 Porta Romana 02-5830-9653 great for a friendly dinner - June 2012.

MILAN Italy down town premium best quality value Restaurant DA ILIA typical milanese dishes, friendly service, Via Lecco 1 Metro Porta Venezia 02-2952-1895 closed Friday lunch time – March 2015.

MILAN Italy down town premium Osteria LA CARBONAIA MARE fish speciality, small and friendly service, Via San Vittore corner Via Carducci subway Cadorna Square 02-4800-4638 closed Sunday and Saturday lunch time - November 2009.

MILAN Italy down town East premium Osteria IL GIARDINO DEI SEGRETI speciality meat, friendly service, local clientele, 17 Via P. Sottocorno - corner Via P.Calvi ask for owner Remo 02-7600-8376 / 7602-1803 closed Sunday and Monday lunch time - November 2009.

MILAN Italy Porta Romana premium Osteria TAVERNA DEI SEGRETI, great fish with friendly service, Via Sigieri 10 02-9288-9797 closed Monday, ask for Mauro - October 2011.

MILAN Italy down town premium Osteria LA BISTECCA, speciality meat, friendly service Via Paracelso 5 subway Lima 02-2024-0347 closed Monday and Tuesday lunch time - May 2009.

MILAN Italy down town premium Osteria PESCE D'ORO speciality fish, Via Nullo 14 corner Via Goldoni 02-713-669 / 7012-3476 closed Sunday - March 2009.

MILAN Italy North Maciachini Metro premium Pizzeria SPIB, wood fire THIN-CRUST pizza, only local clientele, best quality value almost perfect - cash only, closed Sunday, 34 Via Legnone 02-603-536 December 2012.

MILAN Italy down town Pizzeria OSTERIA AL 29, Corso Magenta near Cadorna subway 02-8693-069 great pizzas, nice atmosphere, AC - June 2010.

MILAN Italy down town Pizzeria Restaurant ACERO ROSSO Piazza Virgilio Metro Cadorna 02-4690-288 wood fire pizza, large air conditioned closed Sunday and Saturday lunchtime - June 2009.

MILAN Italy down town premium Pizzeria Restaurant SABATINI (no Rome connection) great wood fire thin crust pizzas, AC, Via Boscovich 54 Metro Lima 02-2940-2814 closed Sunday – March 2015.

MILAN Italy down town premiumRestaurant CONSOLARE, owner managed, home cooking, fish specialty, friendly service 02-8053-581 / 7202-3459 Via Ciovasso 4, great for business and pleasure - May 2010.  

MILAN Italy down town premium Restaurant LE BRICIOLE, home cooking, best quality value for money 02-804-114 / 877-185  Via Camperio 17 Largo Cairoli, very friendly service – December 2010.

MILAN Italy Metro Castello premium Top Restaurant EMILIA E CARLO first class, Via Sacchi 02-862-100 closed lunch Saturday and Sunday – October 2011.

MILAN Italy down town premium Restaurant ROVELLO, traditional menu, best quality value 02-7209-3709 / 338-811-4017 Via Rovello 18, relaxed business and pleasure environment - June 2012.

MILAN Italy down town premium Restaurant IL VERDI, great meat and friendly service, best quality value 02-6590-797 Piazza Mirabello 5 - November 2009.

MILAN Italy West near Metro Bande Nere premium Restaurant TAGIURA 5 Via Tagiura 02-4895-0613 best quality value, seasonal dishes and local specialities – August 2017.

NEW YORK City global network of French Style Coffee/Restaurants LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN best quality value - March 2009.

NEW YORK City midtown, premium Italian Food & Beverage EATALY Metro Broadway Flat Iron, best quality value, great selection from all Italian regions  (212) 229-2560 June 2016.

NEW YORK City midtown Manhattan, premium Italian Restaurant DEAN & DELUCA best quality value, August 2016.

PARIS France Louvre PIERRE au PALAIS ROYAL premium Restaurant 10, rue Richelieu / Metro PALAIS ROYAL MUSEE DU LOUVRE 1-4296-0917 January 2008.

PARIS France Opera GALLOPIN premium Restaurant 40, rue Notre Dame des Victoires / Metro BOURSE 1-4236-4538 December 2007.

PARIS France Opera VAUDEVILLE premiumRestaurant 29, rue Vivienne / Metro BOURSE 1-4020-0462 January 2008.

PARIS France Opera AU PETIT RICHE premiumRestaurant (close to Galeries Lafayette) 25, rue Le Peletier 1-4770-6868 / Metro RICHELIEU DROUOT - December 2007.

PARIS France Les Halles AMBASSADE D’AUVERGNE premium Restaurant 22, rue Grenier, St Lazare / Metro RAMBUTEAU 1-4272-3122 January 2008.

PARIS France Bastille BOFINGER premium Restaurant 5, rue Bastille / Metro BASTILLE 1-4272-8782 December 2007.

PARIS France Montparnasse LA ROTONDE premium Restaurant 105, Bd Montparnasse / Metro NOTRE DAME DES CHAMPS or VAVIN 1-4326-6884 January 2008.

PARIS France Montparnasse LA COUPOLE premium Restaurant 102, Bd Montparnasse / Metro VAVIN or NOTRE DAME DES CHAMPS 1-4320-1420 December 2007.

PARIS France Quartier Latin ROTISSERIE D’EN FACE premium Restaurant 2, rue Christine / Metro SAINT MICHEL 1-4326-4098 January 2008.

PARIS France Tour Eiffel CAFE CONSTANT premium Restaurant 139, rue Saint Dominique / Metro ECOLE MILITAIRE 1-4753-7334 December 2007.

PARIS France Gare Saint Lazare LE SARLADAIS premiumRestaurant 2, rue Vienne / Metro SAINT AUGUSTIN 1-4522-2362 January 2008.

PARIS France Arc de Triomphe GRAIN D’ORGE premium Restaurant 15, rue Arc de Triomphe / Metro CHARLES DE GAULLE-ETOILE 1-4764-3347 December 2007.

PHILADELPHIA old town premium Restaurant CITY TAVERN traditional menu - August 2007.

PHILADELPHIA old town premium Restaurant BOOKBINDER'S modern menu - August 2007.

PIACENZA Italy South of Milan premium Restaurant DA MARCO OSTERIA DEL TRENTINO seasonal dishes and local specialities, near Grande Albergo Roma, 71 Via del Castello 0523-324-260 August 2017.

RAVENNA Italy East Adriatic Coast premium Restaurant CA DE VEN 24 Via C. Ricci near Dante Alighieri tomb, closed on Monday 0544-30163 best quality value, seasonal dishes and local specialities – August 2017.

RIMINI Italy premium Ice Cream IL CASTELLO seasonal fruit speciality, near Sismondo Castel, 1 Via Dario Campana, opens at 12:00 0541-020-510 August 2017.

ROME Italy downtown near Flaminio Stadium premium Restaurant CASA COPPOLA 18-20 Viale del Vignola 06-6452-0871 best quality fish, seasonal dishes and local specialities – August 2017.

ROME Italy Metro Re di Roma premium Desserts POMPI, different flavor pick-me-up, 67 Via Calpurnio Fiamma, closed Wednesday - December 2010.

ROME Italy downtown Parioli premium Pizzeria LA PARIOLINA great wood fire THIN-CRUST pizza, biological natural ingredients, only local clientele, outdoor & indoor, 93 Viale Parioli 06-808-6002 January 2015.

ROME Italy downtown East premium Restaurant PRIMO great wine list and souffles, 46 Via del Pigneto, closed Monday 06-7013-827 - February 2012.

ROME Italy Metro Re di Roma, premium best quality value Restaurant ROBERTO e LORETTA owner managed, Roman cuisine, 18 Via Saturnia, closed Monday, 06-7720-1037 - September 2015.

ROME Italy Metro Garbatella premium Restaurant RISTORO DEGLI ANGELI owner managed by Elisabetta & Ivo, traditional seasonal dishes, 2 Via Luigi Orlando, closed Sunday & Monday, 06-5143-6020 - September 2013.

ROME Italy downtown near Venice Square premiumMilk Shakes BAR PASCUCCI, historic place, owner managed, 20 Via Torre Argentina - December 2014.

ROME Italy premium Home-Restaurant LO SVAGO, best quality value, chefs Federico & Riccarda will cook just for you, custom made menu', you choose your home or their home 338-886-7770 / 338-332-4229 August 2014.

ROME Italy downtown near Spanish Steps premium Slow Food pizza & pasta by PASQUALE, 35 Via Prefetti, best quality value - December 2011.

ROME Italy downtown "Trastevere" premium Roman Restaurant CHECCO, Via Benedetta 10 / Piazza Trilussa, traditional menu', local clientele, ask for Augusto or owner Stefania 06-580-0983 September 2015. 

ROME Italy downtown "Trastevere" premium Roman Restaurant CORSETTI GALEONE, Piazza San Cosimato, established 1920, traditional wide menu', ask for Gian marco Corsetti 06-580-9009 May 2009. 

ROME Italy downtown "Trastevere" up Gianicolo hill near Saint Peter's premium Roman Restaurant ANTICO ARCO, local clientele, friendly service, Piazzale Aurelio 7 - 06-581-5274 October 2014. 

ROME Italy downtown near St Peter's premium Hostaria Da Benito e Gilberto no tourists only local clientele, great seafood, small and cosy, must book for dinner 06-6867-769 or 338-1527-892 closed Sunday and Monday, Via del Falco 19 - October 2012.

ROME Italy Metro Ottaviano near St Peter's premium Top Restaurant Piero e Francesco first class, no tourists only local clientele, also private room, 06-3200-444 closed Sunday, Via Fabio Massimo 75 - October 2011.

ROME Italy downtown near St Peter's premium Roman Restaurant IL MATRICIANO frequently used by locals, great seasonal specialities, outdoor and A/C 06-3213-040 or 06-3212-327 closed Wednesday, Via dei Gracchi 55 - June 2012.

ROME Italy downtown near St Peter's premium Tuscan Restaurant Dal Toscano frequently used by locals to tasteTuscan specialities, outdoor and A/C 06-3972-5717 or 06-3972-3372 closed Monday, Via Germanico 58 - October 2011.

ROME Italy downtown near St Peter's premium Butcher-Restaurant MAXELA great place for meat lovers, no tourists only locals, small and very cosy, 06-6880-4299 Borgo Vittorio 92 - November 2010.

ROME Italy downtown near Via Veneto U.S. embassy premium Restaurant VLADIMIRO best quality value, used by many locals, 37 Via Aurora 06-4819-467 December 2014. 

ROME Italy downtown near Via Veneto U.S. embassy premium Restaurant CESARINA, best quality value, Bologna pasta specialities, wonderful mix grilled and home made ice cream with hot chocolate, 109 Via Piemonte - September 2015 info@albesto.com                     

ROME Italy downtown "oasis" next to Campo de Fiori premium Top Restaurant CAMPONESCHI first class, own made wine just outside Rome, outdoor and A/C, very busy May and October, ask for owner Alessandro, Piazza Farnese 06-6874-927 or 06-6865-244 September 2014. 

ROME Italy uptown premium Sardinian Restaurant CAPOBOI, first class, Via Arno - Piazza Buenos Aires 06-8415-535 January 2015.   

ROME Italy premium Seaside Resort LA LUCCIOLA, 30 minutes drive Via Aurelia junction Torre in Pietra, LIDO DI MACCARESE within agricultural farms, long established family run by Ezio & Maria, best quality value, ask for son Matteo 06-6670-778 or 06-6671-488 mobile 366-1278-426 info@albesto.com - August 2016.

SAN FRANCISCO downtown & Bay Area premiumIceCream NAIA one of best outside Italy (415) 677-9280 520 Columbus Av / 451 Castro St (415) 864-6670 October 2008.

SAN FRANCISCO North Beach premium Italian Cafe' STELLA, must try "Sacripantina" cake with your cappuccino, 446 Columbus Av / Vallejo St (415) 986-2914 October 2008.

SAN FRANCISCO Castro/Mission premiumItalian Restaurant DELFINA busy and low cost young place, 3621 18th St/Dolores St (415) 552-4055 October 2008.

SAN FRANCISCO Nob Hill premium Italian Restaurant ACQUERELLO first class, 1722 Sacramento St/Van Ness Av (415) 567-5432 October 2008.

SANTA BARBARA downtownpremium Italian Restaurant OLIO E LIMONE managed by chef Alberto and wife Elaine, great food and great service (805) 899-2699 - September 2010.

SARDINIA Italy North West, summer sun, "small" Agritourism IL CANNETO, North of Alghero airport, classic mixed meat grill, quality and quantity, friendly service - July 2010 info@albesto.com

SARDINIA Italy North West, summer sun, "large" premium Agritourism SA MANDRA, quality and quantity, large indoor and outdoor facilities, near Alghero airport - July 2011 info@albesto.com

SARDINIA Italy North West, summer sun, "small" Agritourism POZZO D'USSI, North of Alghero airport, home cooking traditional pasta and meat, very rural difficult to find at night GPS N40 46' 52" - E8 15' 47" July 2011 info@albesto.com

SARDINIA Italy North West, summer sun, premium Pizzeria Restaurant SAN GAVINO , Porto Torres North of Alghero airport, local clientele - no tourists, near San Gavino beautiful church, quality and quantity, friendly service, great outdoor dining - July 2011 info@albesto.com

SARDINIA Italy North West, summer sun, premium IceCream/Patisserie VITTORIO, in Stintino seaside resort by the old port, traditional quality, North of Alghero airport - July 2011 info@albesto.com 

SCOTLAND West coast premium Scottish Restaurant LOCH FYNE North of Glasgow, wonderful fish selection - summer 2006.

SICILY Italy winter sun, central Caltanissetta premium Grill Pizzeria  LA BAITA, friendly service and local clientele - December 2006 info@albesto.com  

SICILY Italy winter sun, central San Cataldo Caltanissetta premium Trattoria LA TRINACRIA, quality and quantity, local clientele and family service - December 2006 info@albesto.com   

SICILY Italy winter sun, seaside resort San Leone Agrigento premium Restaurant PESCATORE near The Valley of the Temples - December 2006 info@albesto.com  

SICILY Italy winter sun, near Cefalu' premium Agritourism VILLA SANT' ANDREA indoor and outdoor facilities, ideal for private events like weddings, Castellana Sicula near Palermo, ask for the owner Gastaldo - December 2006.

VENICE Italy few minutes walking from Railway Station/Piazzale Roma, premium Bar/Chocolate/Patisserie DAL MAS traditional quality, Cannaregio Lista Spagna 149, open every day of the week - December 2012.

VENICE Italy few minutes walk from Railway Station/Piazzale Roma premium Restaurant AI ARTISTI small and cosy must book in advance, run by Francesca and Vincenzo, great seasonal specialities, Dorsoduro Fondamenta Toletta 1169, closed Sunday 041-5238-944 March 2012.

VENICE-GRADO-TRIESTE Italy summer cool spot, few minutes walk from GRADO beach, worth a trip from Venice/Trieste, premium best quality value Ristorante Pizzeria AL DOGE outdoor & indoor, long established, great seasonal specialities, 3 Via Donnizzetti 0431-84144 July 2013.

TRIESTE downtown premiumIceCreamPatisserie JAZZIN one of the best in Italy, near Piazza Unita' Italia, corner Via Cadorna Via Mercato Vecchio behind Palace Hotel - December 2012.

TRIESTE Italy downtown premium Restaurant NERO DI SEPPIA small and cosy, owners Giulio and Valentina will spoil you, great seasonal specialities, Via Cadorna 23, closed Sunday and Monday 040-301-377 February 2012.

TRIESTE Italy downtown premium Restaurant ANTICO PANADA, ideal for quick meals, local clientele - summer also outdoor, Via Rossini 8 040-347-6286 October 2011.

TRIESTE Italy downtown premium Restaurant ISTRIANO, local clientele, near end Lungo Mare East Riva Gremula 6, fish specialty 040-306-664 October 2011.

TRIESTE Italy downtown premium Restaurant LE BARETTINE, Via del Bastione 3, very old fishermen place, more locals - less tourists, ask for Massimiliano and Carlotta they will spoil you, closed Sunday and lunch Monday 040-322-9528 / 328-9232751 September 2011.

TURIN Italy downtown premium Restaurant - Wine Bar TABERNA LIBRARIA best quality value, local traditional season dishes, friendly service 011-812-8028 Via Bogino 5, good for business and pleasure, closed Sunday night - January 2015.

TURIN Italy down town premium Restaurant ARCADIA best quality value, both local Italian dishes and Japanese Sushi, friendly service 011-561-3898 Galleria Subalpina near Piazza Castello, great for business and pleasure, closed Sunday - January 2015.

TURIN Italy downtown premium Top Restaurant DEL CAMBIO first class, historic building, classic traditional local dishes according to seasons, Piazza Carignano 011-546-690 September 2014. 

TURIN Italy down town premiumRestaurant TAVERNA DELLE ROSE owner managed, home cooking according to seasons, friendly service 011-538-345 Via Massena 24, great for business and pleasure - May 2014.

WASHINGTON DC global network of French Style Coffee/Restaurants LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN best quality value - March 2009.

WASHINGTON DC GeorgeTown, premium Italian Slow Food & Deli DEAN & DELUCA September 2007.

WASHINGTON DC Capitol Hill premium Restaurant CHARLIE PALMER STEAK one of the best, ask for Lamar - August 2007.   

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HOMEAWAY.COM worldwide alternative to hotels, private properties to rent - October 2011.

ALPS Italy Trentino Pinzolo Apartments CASA EXPLORA best quality value, perfect location, great choice - what you see is what you get, owned and managed by Barbara and father Egidio, home personal touch - March 2013.

ALPS Italy Trentino Pinzolo Hut 2,500m high Rifugio XII APOSTOLI, already summer house of international professional climber Ermanno ES Salvaterra DODICIAPOSTOLI July 2011.

AMSTERDAM Netherlands downtown premium B&B JACKIE-O best quality value, central location,  what you see is what you get, owned and managed by Jackie, great personal touch +31-6-2250-0192 June 2012.

BARI Italy Apulia Hotel MODERNO best quality value, 60 Via Crisanzio not far from railway station 080-521-3313 - August 2017.

BIELLA Italy Piedmont Hotel EUROPA run by Walter and Sandro, always trying to please you, best quality value, convenient garage location as you enter Biella on your right hand side 015-8497-120 - December 2009.  

CALIFORNIA Hearst Castle Hotel SAN SIMEON LODGE great seaside resort between SF and LA (805) 927-4601 close to Cambria's best breakfast CREEKSIDE GARDENS, 2114 Main Street, Redwood Center - October 2008.

ENGLAND South coast near Littlehampton Hotel & Spa BAILIFFS COURT must book the old monestry building, best quality value 01903-723511 summer 2009.

ENGLAND East of Cambridge small Hotel THE SWAN AT LAVENHAM 1300/1400's building, a real piece of history within beautiful Suffolk - summer 2009.

ITALY MARCHE Region Cingoli Lake, premium best quality value B&B Country House LA QUERCIA great location, restructured modern facilities, free Wi-Fi, very good personal service by owner Luca - Pepe is the guard dog! +39-0733-612071 mobile +39-334-8013-069 August 2016.   

LOS ANGELES Pasadena premium Hotel WESTIN great location near Memorial Park Station and Euro Pane coffee/restaurant (626) 304-1428 October 2011.

LOS ANGELES Santa Monica premium Motel & Suites SEA SHORE family owner managed, front Sunday morning farmers market (310) 392-2787 October 2010.

MADRID Spain downtown premium Hotel REGINA perfect location and very efficient service 91-5214-725 October 2006.  

MILAN Italy downtown premium Hotel STAZIONE one super star hotel in front of central station, modern, clean, AC, ask for managing partners Rocco or Sandro 02-6698-0302 December 2012.   

MILAN Italy downtown premium Hotel FIVE three super stars hotel, Porta Romana yellow subway from central station, Corso Lodi 4, newly refurbished, AC, ask for managing partner Alessio 02-5831-3331 November 2010.   

MILAN Italy downtown premium Hotel BAGLIORI three star hotel, not far from central station, Lima red subway, restaurants and shopping Corso Buenos Aires, small old building with private garden, clean, AC 02-2952-6884 July 2011.   

NAPOLI/SORRENTO Italy historic premium Grand Hotel EXCELSIOR VITTORIA Enrico Caruso's favorite, top location for tour of Amalfi coast, ask for the owners Luca and Lidia Ferentino - May 2007.  

NEW YORK City JFK airport Hotel HILTON GARDEN INN ideal also for Long Island outlet shopping - August 2007. 

PHILADELPHIA downtown Hotel BEST WESTERN INDEPENDENCE PARK small and friendly, ask for Danielle day time or Chris night time - August 2007. 

PIACENZA Italy South of Milan premium Hotel GRANDE ALBERGO ROMA best location downtown, 14 Via Cittadella 0523-323-201 August 2017.

ROME Italy downtown premium B&B ALDEBARAN family run, Manzoni / Colosseum subway - direct line to St Peter's - ideal for young travelers, early booking advisable, ask for the owner Laura 340-7208-428 December 2014.

ROME Italy uptown premium Hotel Resort CAVALIERI HILTON WALDORF 101 Via Cadlolo, more luxury then premium still, if you can find a good deal, best quality value, great location overlooking downtown Rome, with own park and outdoor pool, a resort within the city 06-35091 August 2016.

ROME Italy stazione Termini Hotel GIOBERTI 20 Via Gioberti, best quality value with friendly service 06-4440-625 December 2009.

ROME Italy downtown premium Hotel LUDOVISI PALACE 43 Via Ludovisi, great location near Car Park Ludovisi, best quality value, ask for Barbara 06-4202-0396 December 2009.

SARDINIA Italy summer sun, North West premium Apartments and Villas LA PERGOLA 5 minutes walk from one of the best non-spoilt beaches in the world , ideal for families, rest and outdoor activities, ask for the manager Sergio - July 2011.

SAN FRANCISCO downtown premiumHotel BIJOU great location - Maria great concierge, private cinema with SF movies (415) 771-1200 October 2008.

SAN MARINO Republic premiumHotel ROSSI, family owner managed - three generations, clean, AC, home cooking, great value for money, +378-0549-902-263 - June 2010.

SCOTLAND St Andrews premium B&B SIX MURRAY PARK owners Yvonne & Paul manage one of the best boutique B&B in the world, best quality value and great style within a famous historic location - home of golf and international university 01334-473-319 April 2009.

SICILY Italy winter sun, near Cefalu' premium Residence VILLA SANT' ANDREA within the Parco delle Madonie near  Castellana Sicula - Palermo, historic villa great indoor and outdoor facilities, ask for the owner Gastaldo - December 2006.

SICILY Italy winter sun, central near Caltanissetta, premium Private Villa 400sqm. + 2,600sqm. garden, 2 independent floors, 2 kitchens, 3 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, pictures available, €100 daily rent minimum 1 week - May 2007 info@albesto.com 

SICILY Italy winter sun, central Caltanissetta premium Hotel VENTURA, modern facilities, perfect location main road to The Valley of the Temples - December 2006 info@albesto.com 

STUTTGART Germany near central station premium Hotel ARCOTEL modern facilities, perfect location, best quality value, 0711-258-580 January 2011. 

TODI-PERUGIA Italy Umbria premium Hotel VILLA LUISA family run, best quality value and friendly service, private park with pool and car park 075-8948-571 July 2009.

TRIESTE Italy downtown premium Hotel ALLA POSTA Piazza Oberdan 1, great location close to main railway station in front of historic tram taking you up to Opicina to admire Trieste from the top, best quality value and friendly service 040-365-208 December 2012.

TUSCANY Italy B&B ARGENTIERA countryside with seaside link, ask for the owner Carla - May 2007.

TUSCANY Italy small cosy premium Hotel VECCHIO ASILO near San Gimignano, best quality and value for money, ask for owner Guido - May 2011.

VENICE Italy premium Hotel ANTICHE FIGURE best quality value, perfect location, walking distance from Piazzale Roma/Railway Station, run by wonderful team - new sister hotel also available few metres away CANAL GRANDE - December 2012.

VERONA Italy Valpolicella vineyard premium B&B LOCANDA 800 ideal for quality wine lovers, Negrar near Verona - November 2008 info@albesto.com

VERONA Italy Garda Lake premium Hotel Sporting Club VERONELLO ideal location between Milan and Bolzano, best quality value, family run 045-6260-126 December 2009.

VERONA Italy Valpolicella vineyard premium B&B BED & WINE small and friendly service ask for Fiorenza, next to very good restaurant/pizzeria, info@bed-wine.com - January 2015.

WASHINGTON DC downtown premiumHotel HOLIDAY INN CAPITOL very close to L'Enfant Plaza subway - September 2007.

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LONDON England downtown STANFORDS world-wide selection, 12 Long Acre 020-7836-1321 March 2017 - see also AMAZON

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CHICAGO IL WORKING BIKES run by volunteers giving new life to old bikes, great place, fantastic personal service, premium best quality value 773-847-5440 September 2015.

ENGLAND Kent Sandwich Classic VW Engine Workshop DAN SIMPSON for all VW fans! Best quality value with a great friendly service, also dealer for VINTAGESPEED ask for Dan 07974-272357 70 New Street - April 2014.

LONDON England South West Approved Mini Cab DAVID, great personal service, also spanish speaking, 079-6234-9552 December 2012.

LONDON England South West Approved Driving Instructor KOS, great personal service, 020-8641-8782 July 2014.

LONDON England South West BMW-MINI Dealer COOPER 90 The Avenue, Tadworth, Surrey, James Valente and his team will guarantee you a great personal service and best quality value 01737-819-190 May 2014.

LONDON England South West VW Dealer MORDEN 145 Morden Road Mitcham, 20 years of best quality value with personal touch 020-8685-5555 - September 2013.

LONDON England South West Body Works DELTA Unit 9 Station Road Merton, best quality value 020-8542-4503 ask for James - January 2009.

LONDON England South West Alloy Wheels MITCHAM TYRES 472 London Road, best quality value with personal touch 020-8648-3865 ask for David - August 2016.

LONDON England South West Valeting MINT GREEN 212 Durnsford Road South Wimbledon, ask for the owner Emin 020-8947-8775 October 2015.

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ITALY Hot Air Balloon trips, next international event Umbria July 2018, private flights and advertising available, ask for Ralph 340-229-5461 - July 2013.

LOS ANGELES from Santa Monica Sightseeing grand tour by LA SIGHTSEEING whole day trip (310) 458-0257 October 2008.

MADRID Spain Panoramic view "Teleferica" gondola ride, best views in the afternoon going West towards Casa de Campo Park - Madrid is the highest capital in Europe at 1,800 feet / 600 metres, complete with air comments in Spanish... not too fast, boarding 15 minutes walk North from Palacio Real towards Parque de la Montana - October 2007.

MAGICIANS International couple specialized in Chinese shadows, available for tours, info@albesto.com - May 2007.

MOVIES Data Base IMDB premium, best quality and quantity – September 2015.

MOVIES Reviews CRITICAL OMEN by Damian Sepulveda - February 2015.

PHILADELPHIA Sightseeing THE BIG BUS COMPANY double deck with personal tour guide, lots of fun - August 2007.

PIACENZA Italy South of Milan Transportation Museum from horses to cars PALAZZO FARNESE downtown near Grande Albergo Roma - August 2017.

ROME Italy premium Official Vatican Tour FAST TRACK MUSEUM ENTRANCE with GUIDE including ROME SIGHTSEEING - to book your Open Bus please contact ORP July 2016.

ROME Italy Panoramic view "Zodiaco" from top Monte Mario, 400 feet up / 140 metres, not far from downtown - 15 minutes by taxi, info@albesto.com - December 2014.

SAN FRANCISCO grand tour Sightseeing by GRAY LINE good value for money - as good as the "49 miles" by car (800) 826-0202 October 2008.

SARDINIA Italy summer sun North West PADI Diving ROCCA RUJA SUB ask for Mario or Paolo 079-527-006 July 2008.

SCOTLAND short Suggestions List available, last updated Summer 2007 info@albesto.com 

WASHINGTON DC Sightseeing OPEN TOP  modern double deck, very wide tour - September 2007.

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CALIFORNIA Los Angeles/Camarillo Premium Outlet CAMARILLO one of the best in the world, worth a trip (805) 445-8520 October 2011.

CALIFORNIA premium Food-Beverage-Household WHOLE FOODS best quality value - October 2011.

CALIFORNIA South premium Food-Beverage-Household GELSON'S best quality value - October 2011.

CALIFORNIA premium Food-Beverage-Household RALPHS best quality value - October 2011.

CHICAGO IL downtown, premium Italian Food & Beverage EATALY Metro Grand Red Station, best quality value, great selection from all Italian regions  (312) 521-8700 June 2016.

CHICAGO IL Meat Market PAULINA Metro Station Lake View, best quality value -  November 2009. 

EDINBURGH Scotland premium Italian Deli-Catering VALVONA & CROLLA, very central - summer 2006.

ENGLAND premium Solid Wood Furniture ERCOL very few alternatives - July 2013.

ENGLAND SW Summer Houses & Sheds BOURNE best showroom for SW London, Guildford Road roudabout A31 in Farnham, ask for Denis & Debbie McKay owners BOURNE July 2008.

FLORENCE Italy premium Hand Made Shoes MANNINA ask for Antonio, personal service and best quality value, traditional styles and personal solutions, Via de' Guicciardini 16 just across the "Old Bridge" (055) 282-895 January 2015.

HOUSTON Farmers Market CANINO'S, cross between 610 and 45 North, 2520 Airline Drive (713) 862-4027 May 2007. 

LONDON England West End premium Italian Deli CAMISA best quality value, family run since 1929, near Piccadilly Circus, 61 Old Compton Street December 2015.

LONDON England 3 different SW locations, premium International Deli BAILEY & SAGE best quality value bread, 60 High Street Wimbledon Village – March 2016.

LONDON England Wimbledon SW premium Italian Catering & Deli VALLEBONA best quality value products and services, owners managers Stefano and Naoko carry on a Sardinian family tradition since 1890 - in London since 1997, Wimbledon 55-59 Weir Road London SW19, Monday to Saturday 09:30 -16:00 (August & January Saturday closed) 020-8944-5665 June 2014.

LONDON England South West Italian Deli-Catering-Restaurant VALENTINA, home cooking, 210 Upper Richmond Road West in East Sheen 020-8392- 9127 ask for Carmine – July 2010. 

LONDON England downtown premium Luggage ALBA best quality value, old established family run company, RIMOWA dealer 020-7935-3734 June 2014.

LONG ISLAND TANGER premium Outlet 495 Calverton/Riverhead, very wide choice - worth a trip - August 2007. 

MILAN Italy downtown premium Deli-Catering SALUMERIA CERVA, best quality value, Via Cerva/Largo Augusto - December 2010.

NEW YORK City downtown Manhattan, premium Italian Deli DEAN & DELUCA best quality value, August 2016.

NEW YORK City midtown, premium Italian Food & Beverage EATALY Metro Broadway Flat Iron, best quality value, great selection from all Italian regions  (212) 229-2560 June 2016.

ROME Italy downtown premium Deli FABBI near Spanish Steps, Via Della Croce 28 - September 2015.

ROME Italy downtown premium Gloves boutique SERGIO DI CORI best quality value for money, 53 Piazza di Spagna/Spanish Steps - September 2014.

ROME Italy downtown casual sport premium Ready to Wear BANCHETTI, personal service ask for the owners Paola and Vittorio, most sporting brands, best quality value for money, not far from Spanish Steps, 38 Via Campo Marzio - January 2015.

SICILY Italy winter sun, Caltanissetta downtown premium Ready to Wear CLUB 70 international brands with local friendly service ask for the owner Mr Terrana - December 2006.

UNITED KINGDOM premium network Department Store one of the best in the world, no employees only partners, best quality value JOHN LEWIS August 2017. 

UNITED KINGDOM premium network Food Store one of the best in the world, no employees only partners, best quality value WAITROSE August 2017. 

UNITED KINGDOM premium Food-Beverage-Household WHOLE FOODS best quality value - August 2017.

UNITED KINGDOM online HANDLES4DOORS best quality value, wide product range, great delivery service - March 2016.

UNITED STATES premium Food-Beverage-Household WHOLE FOODS best quality value - June 2016.

UNITED STATES premium Food-Beverage-Household RALPHS best quality value - October 2015.

WASHINGTON DC GeorgeTown premium Italian Deli DEAN & DELUCA ask for Dylan to help you with the wine choice - September 2007.

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UNITED KINGDOM London based Consultancy, leading agency, long established, ideal to advice best school options for your child, best quality value for money ISC ask for Liam - January 2008. 

ITALY New York city Manhattan headquarters, Global Foundation, Italian historic seaside resort near Genoa, focused on arts and humanistic disciplines BOGLIASCO ask for Pasquale - January 2008.

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LONDON England City EFENDI best quality value, premium service for your best quality garments, 122 Middlesex Street near Liverpool Street Station 01708-454 992 October 2017.

LONDON England South West OKA best quality value, ask for owner Bomg from North China, her hands are like surgical instruments, premium service for your best quality garments, Wimbledon - 173 Kingston Road 020-8417-0096 SMS 07738-266-894 June 2016.

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SICILY Italy winter sun, central island near Caltanissettapremium Villa, 400sqm. + garden 2,600sqm. two independent floors, 2 kitchens, 3 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, pictures available, info@albesto.com - May 2009.        

AFRICA Zanzibar Tanzania Independent Adviser trusted professional, available for second opinions, ZNZ ADVISORS - August 2017.

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GERMANY-ITALY-SWITZERLAND Independent Money Managers trusted professionals, long established experience as international asset managers, info@albesto.com - March 2017.

LONDON England  Independent Financial Adviser mortgages and life insurance, trustful personal service, best quality value for money 020-8429-8014 ask for Enzo - June 2017.

LONDON/Caterham England  Independent Accountants CHAMP CONSULTANTS a truly personal service for your business and private affairs, ask for the owners Chantal or Matthew - August 2017.

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LONDON England international Financial Services Advisers including legal counseling BEACHCROFT - March 2008.

LONDON England Financial Services Consultant CHIARO best quality value, personal service, ask for Joe August 2017.

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LONDON England South West Dentist-Hygienist MCLAREN, 24 Leopold Road Wimbledon 020-8946-2231 June 2013.

LONDON England South West Optometrist BANES, independent first class personal service, 18 Crown Lane Morden ask for Mr. Banes 020-8542-5775 October 2011.

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LONDON England downtown Quality Figaro Italian barber GINO 33a Dean Street Piccadilly Circus 020-7437-2029 December 2015.           

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LONDON England South West Indoor & Outdoor building works, best quality value, friendly service, Companhia Boa Sorte  07925-307-142 ask for Elson independent master, April 2015. 

LONDON England South West Restaurer inside and outside, best quality value, great personal touch  020- 8769-2565 / 07802-216-246 ask for Sean - February 2014. 

LONDON England South West Plumber best quality value, great personal service  0753-308-2829 ask for Alan - September 2014. 

LONDON England South West Central Heating freelance consultant, British Gas trained, best quality value 0772-947-7714 ask for Charles - October 2013. 

LONDON England South West Electric & Fire services by EFM, best quality value for money 020-8224-8482 / 07809-725-642 ask for Ed, efmts@aol.com - December 2012.

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UNITED KINGDOM best quality value for money Signs, 3M products, custom made and standard, small and large, suppliers to local and state authorities,  leading company long established  WILLIAM SMITH July 2011. 

LONDON England Worldwide installations Sat-Elite TV professional service, best quality value and personal touch, ask for Stephen 07738-516-479 February 2014.

LONDON England downtown Covent Garden Laminates CGLUK13 Macklin Street 020-7242-1940 March 2011.

LONDON England Canary Wharf Shoe Shine IVAN from Bulgaria, shopping mall below Citigroup building, great service, great experience - December 2012.

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