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Italian cuisine featured in several restaurants across the country

Until next November 19th

Italian Cuisine Week in the World is back and brings together several restaurants from North to South of the country, which present special menus.

The 8th edition of Italian Cuisine Week in the World kicked off yesterday, an initiative that in Portugal is promoted by the Italian Embassy in Lisbon and which, until November 19th, promises to awaken the taste buds of all fans of Italian gastronomy. Throughout this week, 14 restaurants from North to South of the country will present special menus, in an ode to the true Made in Italy.

From Viana do Castelo to Almada. There are several space options that represent the true heritage and gastronomic culture of Italy, and which, through the creation of personalized proposals, will highlight typical Italian dishes, produced with products with protected designation of origin. The menus presented by each of the participating restaurants are created exclusively within the scope of Italian Cuisine Week in the World and are only available during the initiative.

Italian cuisine closely linked to Italy’s cultural heritage

With the motto “At the table with Italian food: well-being with taste”, the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World aims to raise awareness of all aspects linked to gastronomy, which in the case of Italy, also calls upon cultural, environmental and cultural heritage. artistic in the country. Seeking to highlight the importance of rituals of conviviality and sharing typical of Italian culture, the initiative also presents a program made up of several activities.

Yesterday was marked by the kick-off event and presentation of the Italian Cuisine Week, at Epic Sana Marquês de Pombal, where several guests and media will be able to enjoy some of the delights that Italian cuisine has to offer, which you can taste during this week.

Semana da Cozinha Italiana no Mundo < Epic Sana < 2023.11.13 ©Luís M. Serrão – ineews

Menu of Italian Delights

  • Mushroom Arancini
  • Burrata Salad
  • Caprese salad
  • Prawn Salad
  • Beef Carpaccio
  • Veal slices with tuna sauce
  • Mortadella bruchetta
  • Bruchetta Caprese
  • Selection of Italian charcuterie and bread selection
  • Panna Cota
  • Tiramisu

Live Cooking

  • Seasonal Mushroom Tagliatelle
  • Risotto with Asparagus cream
  • Cannolo


  • Prosecco Bolla Treviso DOC
  • Chianti Castiglioni di Frescobaldi
  • Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso 2021
  • Zenato Vigneto Colombara Suave Classico 2022
Semana da Cozinha Italiana no Mundo < Epic Sana < 2023.11.13 ©Luís M. Serrão – ineews

On Wednesday, November 15, two activities are scheduled with the aim of promoting the Ligurian gastronomic tradition. The first moment starts at 10 am, at the Escola Profissional de Hotelaria e Turismo de Lisboa, and it is a show cooking created by the Restaurante Benini Sapori di Genova de Oeiras, especially for the school’s students. At the invitation of the Italian Institute of Culture of Lisbon, which is organizing two more cooking talks, chefs Annamaria Benini, Gonçalo and Rami will have the opportunity to share some of the most popular recipes in the territory’s cuisine, such as pesto, focaccia and Panera.

Semana da Cozinha Italiana no Mundo < Epic Sana < 2023.11.13 ©Luís M. Serrão – ineews

In the afternoon, the three chefs will come together again for a workshop, this time at the Time Out Academy. The objective is once again to promote Ligurian cuisine, sharing some of the typical recipes from that territory: Vitello tonnato, gnocchi al pesto and Panera. Participants in the activity will be challenged to develop these recipes, with, at the end, a moment to taste them. The activity lasts two hours, starting at 6pm. Registration is open and prior reservation is required via email at The registration fee is 15 euros.

Semana da Cozinha Italiana no Mundo < Epic Sana < 2023.11.13 ©Luís M. Serrão – ineews

On Thursday, the Lisbon Professional Hotel and Tourism School will once again be the stage for another moment of targeted training for its students, this time with a show-cooking of Neapolitan cuisine, given by the Napoli Gourmet restaurant in Porto. The activity is repeated in the afternoon, at 5:30 pm, at the Lisbon Cooking Academy, taking the most curious on a journey through the Parthenopean gastronomic tradition, led by Stefania de Sena – a teacher of Italian language, culture and cuisine. Participants will thus have the opportunity to learn more about the secrets of a cuisine based on sustainability, for which the genuineness of the raw material is indispensable, and which asserts itself as a language of sharing. During the class, two typical recipes will be prepared: pasta zucca and provola and sfogliatelle. Prior registration is mandatory ( and costs 15 euros.

Also on Thursday, at 3 pm, the Italian Embassy organizes a webinar with the theme “The organic supply chain in the food sector”. The event brings together the Portuguese Environmental Education Association (ASPEA) and the Italian FederBio which, with the presence of several sector experts, will explore different data, principles and perspectives of a crucial sector for food sustainability. Registration for the webinar, which is free to attend, can be done via the following link.

Friday will be marked by the presence of Paolo Gramaglia – Michelin star chef, owner of the President de Pompeia restaurant – at the Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril, for a masterclass. Students at this educational institution thus have the opportunity to learn more about typical Italian cuisine, alongside the chef invited by Ambassador Carlo Formosa in this edition of Italian Cuisine Week.

Semana da Cozinha Italiana no Mundo < Epic Sana < 2023.11.13 ©Luís M. Serrão – ineews

Embaixada de Itália em Lisboa partilha receituário tradicional

Caracterizada pela importância da partilha de receitas, conhecimento e costumes, a Cozinha Italiana vai ser um dos destaques das redes sociais da Embaixada de Itália em Lisboa ao longo destes dias. Com o objetivo de promover e divulgar pratos típicos italianos, serão partilhadas várias receitas, detalhando todos os passos e ingredientes necessários, para que os entusiastas da comida italiana possam executar em casa. Cannelloni alla sorrentina, orecchiette e zuppa alla siracusana são apenas alguns dos exemplos de receitas que podem ser encontradas, todos os dias, no perfil de Instagram @italyinportugal.

See here the photos from the presentation at Epic Sana Marquês de Pombal in Lisbon

List of restaurants | Italian Cuisine Week in the World

  • La scarpetta – Vila Nova de Cerveira (Rua Queirós Ribeiro, 45)
  • Sergio Crivelli – Matosinhos (Rua de Brito Capelo, 705)
  • Trattoria 179 – Porto (Rua de Rodrigues Sampaio, 179)
  • Gallo Grigio, Pizzeria Napoletana – Vila Nova de Gaia (Avenida da República, 357)
  • Limoncello – Lisbon (Rua do Norte, 61)
  • Capricciosa – Lisbon (Doca de Santo Amaro, Calçada Santo Amaro, Armazém 8)
  • Italy Caffé – Lisbon (Avenida Duque de Ávila, 26B)
  • La Sharada – Lisbon (Rua Jacinta Marto, 10b)
  • Sophia – Natural Italian – Lisbon (Praça Dom Luís I, 34)
  • Il Mercato – Lisbon (Rua Artilharia 1, 51, Bloco B, Loja M)
  • Come Prima – Lisbon (Rua do Olival, 258)
  • Veramente Pizza & Vino – Lisbon (Avenida Dom Carlos I, 144)
  • La Pasta Fresca – Lisbon (Avenida 5 de Outubro, 186)
  • Sprizzami – Caparica/Almada (food truck)

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