Italian Culinary Expert/Writer Reveals the How and What of Eating in Italy, and Where to do it Best in Rome

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Flavors of Rome provides valuable insights into the art of eating in Italy.

Flavors of Rome

In Italy you eat not just because you’re hungry...but to nourish and bolster the spirit, to celebrate life, to satisfy the basic human need to connect with friends & family and to reinvigorate yourself to do it all again the next day.

Flavors of Rome: How, What and Where to Eat in the Eternal City by Carol Coviello-Malzone is an entertaining and practical guide to the art of eating in Italy, and how and where to do it best in Rome.

After more than 40 trips to Rome and over 2,000 meals in the city over the past 18 years, Coviello-Malzone, an Italian-American and eternal Romaphile, began a mission to celebrate and glorify Rome’s often over-looked and under-appreciated authentic cuisine. In Flavors of Rome she relates with authority and humor, the best places to eat in the great city—by neighborhood and for every price range—guiding the reader away from the many pitfalls, tourist traps and, what she refers to as, imposter restaurants.

The author shares the fascinating, but need-to-know unwritten “rules” of eating in Italy showing how to avoid the most common cultural gaffes when ordering from the menu and how to interact with your server. She also explains the infinite variety of food in Italy, a country made up of 20 different regions each with its own distinct cuisine, as well as the vast difference between Italian and Italian-American food. Chicken Parm is not on the menu - anywhere in Italy.

Coviello-Malzone hopes that Flavors of Rome will not only entertain readers, but will also insightfully educate them about the glory of eating in Italy. “In Italy, you eat not just because you’re hungry, not merely to keep body and soul together, but to nourish and bolster the spirit, to celebrate life, to satisfy the basic human need to connect with friends and family, and to reinvigorate yourself to do it all over again the next day,” explains Coviello-Malzone.

Flavors of Rome is available for sale online at and other online bookstores.

About the author:
Carol Coviello-Malzone is a writer, travel consultant with a passion for all things Rome. She has two daughters and divides her time between Florida and the Eternal City.

Praise for Flavors of Rome:

"I love Carol Coviello-Malzone’s book, Flavors of Rome – How, What and Where to Eat in the Eternal City. Carol has nailed the “how” and “what” perfectly in her delightfully witty and entertaining book. I would encourage all Rome bound food lovers to include it in their luggage."
Giuliano Hazan, author of Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta

“A delightful guide to Rome's culinary pleasures! Witty, passionate Carol Coviello-Malzone expertly steers us away from tourist traps to the wonderful, authentic tastes of Rome, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, including fascinating cultural details and entertaining history. Flavors of Rome will be by my side for my next visit to the delicious Eternal City.” Susan Van Allen, author of 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go


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