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Carluccio's review: Experience an Italian summer in the heart of Woking

Italian restaurant Carluccio's brings a little extra sunshine to the table this summer with a new food and drink menu Surrey is far from short of Italian chain restaurants; from Pizza Express and Zizzi to Prezzo and Bella Italia , it seems that most town centres now have one of each, so why is Carluccio's any different? With only five restaurants in the county - Woking , Walton , Cobham , Kingston and Reigate - the eatery keeps authentic Italian cooking at it's heart and excellent customer service a priority, and I assume some diners haven't even realised there's more than one! The chain was founded in London in 1999 by noted chef and restaurateur Antonio Carluccio who developed his passion for food growing up in the culinary rich Piedmont region of Italy.



21 Stuffed Shells Recipes, Because Cheese

Classic ricotta and marinara shells aren't the only versions out there, though. These recipes will introduce you to creative twists on the favorite, like taco stuffed shells, buffalo chicken alfredo stuffed shells, and more you haven't tried yet.



Little Owl Offers Twist on Italian

Who doesn't love a nice leisurely Italian dinner on a Friday night after a long week of work? But what about the rest of the week, or when you don't have the time for that kind of experience? The owners of the new Little Owl in Aptos want to provide fine homemade Italian food for those looking for a quick, inexpensive meal any day of the week. We spoke with Matt Walthard, the director of operations, who told us all about this different approach.



Infuse the taste of summer into pasta

It's so easy to take advantage of summer's tomato bounty: The triple-S rotation of sandwiches, salads and soups will dispatch the beauties effectively and deliciously. And then there's pasta.



New Stokes Croft wine bar is 'the real deal'

In a week that saw the London-based Polpo open with a bang on Whiteladies Road, a smaller, more modest Italian eatery opened near Stokes Croft. Zitto & Bevi is also styled on the backstreet wine bars of Italy, serving simple food and interesting young wines, as MARK TAYLOR discovered.



Abstract Pasta Branding - This Branding Abandons Traditional Pasta Packaging Ideals

Pasta branding tends to be based around more rustic styles, but the 'Nudellini' packages designed by Ewelina Gaska have forged a completely different path. The boxes were all created to look like abstract pieces of art rather than something that references Italian cuisine.


Opened in 1999, and chosen by Gourmet Magazine in 2000 as one of "America's Best Restaurants," Johnny's Half Shell relocated to its present Capitol Hill location in September 2006. Renditions of Chesapeake and Gulf Coast Seafood remained the kitchen's focus, and the restaurant's new home maintained its homespun conviviality. Said Washingtonian Magazine, "The capitol dome shines in the background, a reminder of the new, more serious-minded neighbors who come here. But Johnny's still feels like home." In September 2007, New York Times dubbed the new venue a "Capital Gain" for Washington, DC.
400 N. Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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