Pasteis de Nata in a windy Lisbon square, chicken ramen inside Ginza station in Tokyo, vitello tonnato in that winery in Turin, in the same street where straw bags are sold: there’s nothing that makes us remember our travels more than food.
Someone who travels for food will remember about his travel forever: just tell us the name of a dish we’ve eaten and we’ll be able to tell you about the light, the climate, the company, our mood the day we ate it.
In a country that you still don’t know and where the roads aren’t yet familiar, food is a journey inside the journey: it stops the moment, like a train running in a landscape made of eggs and butter; it takes us back, to summer snacks and childhood friends; it changes our mood, delighting mind and belly.
A food traveler truly enjoys its journey: we discover the city through its flavors, in the most pleasant way we know of.
What is it?
WithGusto is the point of reference for a food traveler: we created it for someone that, like us, is looking for enjoyable experiences, and doesn’t want to be disappointed by the food they eat during their travel.
Whoever wants to start their day with an incredible breakfast, who wants to let food guide them into discovering new neighborhoods, people who aren’t just hungry, but want life and other people to surprise them.
WithGusto is advice and guides written by the best Italian and International food writers: we wanted to be guided in the cities by people like us, with a great experience at eating out, a huge curiosity, and willing to share their findings. People who love traditions and are aware of new trends, trustworthy but not snobbish: generous and reliable people, enthusiastic of the table they sat at, heart tied to the city they’re talking about.
What do we do?
We publish gastronomic ebook guides on Italian and European cities, written by local and international food writers: our eBook give independent and trustworthy advice on restaurants, pastry shops, delis, design shops and other beautiful things.
Every guide describes the gastronomic side of a city: bitter and sweet, historic or newborn, fine dining restaurants and bistrots, Michelin-starred and ethnic, street food. We give directions both for people who don’t want to spend much money and people who are looking for sophisticated experiences: we start with breakfast and we finish with cocktails.
In every guide you will find two interviews: one to a local and one to an expact, to get to know their point of view on food and, at the same time, on the city’s personality. You will also find tips about the city, to discover fun facts, stories and anecdotes and get to know better our travel destinations.
I’m Mariachiara Montera, founder of WithGusto. I travel alone and I travel for food, I like making plans and I go crazy for expectations: mindfulness and age taught me about enjoying the present, appetite and enthusiasm remind me that dreaming of a delicious breakfast it’s an act to resist sloppiness and ugliness. I am a freelance professional, I’ve been working as a consultant in Food and Travel Content Marketing since 2006, I work with companies, tourist boards and agencies to develop projects and stories related to food.
Born in Salerno, I lived in Bologna, Milan, and I now live in Turin: I chose this town because it feels like home and it smells like custard. Here you can go on a vitello tonnato and gianduiotti tour: I will change town again when I will have completed both of them.
I also have a blog, where I’ve been writing since 2006 and it’s now on my professional website.
Giulia Scarpaleggia and Tommaso Galli
We were born and bred in Tuscany: Tommaso near Florence and Giulia in Siena’s countryside, but today we both call home a little corner of the world in Val d’Elsa hills.
Giulia, food writer and photographer, loves everything about food: products, memories and stories. Tommaso, the official taste tester, takes care of photography, videomaking and social media. Our Studio in the kitchen is our window on the world: here we do Tuscan cooking classes for Italian and foreigners and we develop publishing projects, photos and recipes for magazines and food companies.
With our blog Juls’ Kitchen, open in 2009, we share our passion for cuisine, Tuscan tradition and good food.