Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Hope you all had a great holiday season!! This is my first post after the New Year and over the holidays and what better way to start the year than with some good old home made Italian food? I love Italian food and can sincerely eat it every single day of my life. No joke. I really don't need anything else.

On a recent visit to Shanghai and a pleasant walk around the former French Concession, Marc and I bumped into one of the hidden secrets and possibly our greatest discovery in the charming brick-lined street of Fumin lu: a little Italian restaurant called La Taverna. La Taverna boasted real home made style Italian food from the colorful signs outside, the cozy interiors and soft country ambience. Why not, we thought. Let's give it a try!

La Taverna's cozy interiors

Fresh-cut flowers adorn the tables
As we settled down into the cute chairs and smelled the fresh-cut flowers lovingly decorating the tables, we instantly felt comfortable and warm. The menu is extensive and made it really hard to choose. We chose a Bruschetta with tomato and basil to start with which was amazingly delicious. The bread was perfectly crunchy and tomatoes and basil were fresh. Then, I ordered my favorite Spaghetti Bolognese (a bolognese done well is truly incredible) and Marc went for the Risotto Milanese. For a few minutes, we were not talking as we savored the was that good! 

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

Spaghetti Bolognese
This is a gem of a place and a great restaurant to take friends or family who are visiting Shanghai...we will definitely be back!

La Taverna
148 Fumin lu near Julu lu
Tel: +8621 64183991