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

Version 2.0
This new version of the best-selling Eat Italy has a completely redesigned interface that gives you the information you need on a clear and beautifully designed platform. It offers improved mapping, navigation, search and filtering, sharing and offline downloads. Download this latest version of the app to get access to the most up to date information of delicious places to explore in Italy.

“Savvy advice for the traveler to Italy” USA Today
“It was a kind of experience you just don’t get if you’re wandering around by yourself,” The New York Times
“Expert advice on how to eat and shop in Rome” The Wall Street Journal
“My favorite expert on all things edible in Italy is Elizabeth Minchilli” Huffington Post Travel

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 and regions.


Minchilli is always working on this app! Both the content and the software are always kept up to date. New restaurants and new cities and regions are always being added.


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.
One click website links go directly to the source
Share reviews and photos
Highlight favorites
See what’s near you and navigate your way to your next meal
Access offline content anytime, anywhere.
View 1000’s of mouthwatering photographs.

EAT ITALY is a free app. Rome, Venice and Florence are available as in-app purchases. The remaining and ever-expanding cities and regions are completely free of charge.

***About the Author***

Elizabeth Minchilli has been eating her way through Italy her entire life. She is the author of nine books on Italian living, including Eating Rome: Living the Good Life in the Eternal City and her most recent Eating My Way Through Italy. Her app, EAT ITALY, has remained a best-seller on iTunes since it was first published in 2010. 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. You can follow her on Instagram eminchilli.

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

light on the water ,

Nearby Function Needs Improvement

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.

Grejam ,

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.

yvg100 ,

Very buggy app!

I had used Eat Rome several years ago when it was a stand-alone app and it worked reasonably well and gave great recommendations. Unfortunately, within the Eat Italy app things never worked! I had to re-purchase Rome (annoying but somewhat minor) and every time I tried to use the location section, in either the list or map view, it would only give me Florence! Even though I was in the Explore Rome section of the app. This happened over and over again and I could never get to the Rome map. I also tried downloading the Rome section so that I could use it offline and it wouldn’t download, despite quitting the app and multiple attempts. Finally just switched to reviews on google and had a great experience. It is too bad since past recommendations had been good.


Elizabeth Helman
27.5 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
In-App Purchases
  1. Eat Rome $3.99
  2. Eat Florence $2.99
  3. Eat Venice $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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