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****The Foodies Guide to Italy****

Italy is one of the great tourist destinations in the world. Renaissance palaces, Rome’s Colosseum and Michelangelo’s David draw millions of visitors a year . But tourism has its price, and finding authentic restaurants, bakeries and gelaterie is a challenge . With Elizabeth Minchili’s EAT ITALY in your pocket you’ll be sure that every morsel of food you put in your mouth while you’re in ITALY is the best.

EXPERT FOOD ADVICE: Minchilli has been reporting on the food scene in Italy for magazines and newspapers for years, and is the go-to source for insiders.
MORE than just restaurants, you’ll find bakeries, wine bars, food stores, hotels and more.
MORE lively and opinionated content. Minchilli lets you know the score, telling you what you’ll expect and what to look for.
DELICIOUS picks in ROME, VENICE, FLORENCE, MILAN and more cities soon.


Travel & Leisure: “Top Italian Food Guide App”
Huffington Post: “The go-to food app to help me eat better.”
Los Angeles Times: “Thank goodness for Elizabeth Minchilli’s apps.”
The New York Times: “A local expert who brings the hungry to hidden culinary landscapes.”
Frank Bruni, New York Times: “Trust me, no one knows food in Rome like Elizabeth does.”

Avoid tourist traps and go straight to the best
Browse through hundreds of carefully selected entries.
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EAT ITALY is a free app, which includes Elizabeth’s Top Five Picks in each city.
Full City Guides (including 100’s of entries) are available as in-app purchases. The list of cities and regions available include ROME, VENICE, FLORENCE, MILAN and an ever expanding list of cities and regions.

***About the Author***

Elizabeth Minchilli has been eating her way through Italy her entire life. She is the author of seven books on Italian living, including her latest Eating Rome: Living the Good Life in the Eternal City. The previous versions of her apps EAT ROME, EAT FLORENCE and EAT VENICE were best sellers. She has contributed to over forty magazines and newspapers including Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and The International Herald Tribune. She writes about all the good and delicious stuff on her blog, Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome.

Eat Italy the best app for eating your way through Italy by @eminchilli. Check it out

What's New

Version 1.2

Bug fixes and improvements.

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Nearby Function Needs Improvement

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Eat Italy is an umbrella app that allows you to access all of the author’s individual guides (Rome, Venice, etc.) in one place on your phone.

The app gives a list of restaurants, markets, hotels, and other locations of interest to the tourist, culled from the author's blog.

We ate at many of the restaurants listed in the Rome guide and some in Florence. The restaurants that we were able to eat at were fine, although there seemed to be a bias to lighter fare. A couple of the places were closed for renovation during the time we visited.

The biggest issue with the app is trying to find recommendations that are close when you are out sightseeing. The "Nearby" function does not work very well. There is a map showing the location of all restaurants, but it using it to find a place required switching back and forth between Google Maps and the app to really understand where you wanted to be going.

On the whole, especially given how the cost of each city guide mounts up if you are traveling to multiple destinations, I did not find this more useful than checking the reviews in Google Maps and perhaps saving addresses to check out from various blogs, including the author's. There are so many free resources that are good and accessible on your smartphone that I can't recommend spending the money on this one.

Virtually useless


This app was a waste of money for me on my recent trip to Rome. On the technical side, I purchased the Rome package. It would load on my iPad 2 Air, but not on my iPhone SE. I didn't want to be lugging an iPad around with me, so its use was limited to where the iPad was; i.e. In the hotel room and lobby. Eighty percent of the app's potential functionality was lost right off the bat. At first I was disappointed, but after reading on my iPad how superficial and general the information provided by the app was, my disappointment at its lack of functionality magically evaporated, replaced by a vague feeling of, once again, being had by an app's author whose product substantially undershoots its implied content. My advice: don't bother with this; at least the Rome package.

Not impressed


This was recommended by a travel book. I tried it for several cities. It listed a lot of things that weren't restaurants. I didn't really see much use for it. The one restaurant I tried to get into it had the hours wrong we kept showing up in the waiters were looking upset at us for trying to get in when the app said they should be open. Never used any other recommendations but did find lots of wonderful food in Italy anyway.


Elizabeth Helman
6.4 MB
Food & Drink
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
© Elizabeth Minchilli
  1. Eat Rome $3.99
  2. Eat Florence $2.99
  3. Eat Venice $2.99


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