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ITHACA, NY — Gola Osteria’s owners Kami Drake-Epps and Chef Sam Epps visited Italy at the beginning of January.

Here are Kami’s top six favorite moments during her trip:

1. Family and Carpineto visit

Cooking pork in the fireplace!

2. L’Angolo Enoteca with Max in Rome

3. Dinner at La Casita with Pipo in Sicily

A brilliant restaurant next to our Villa in Sicily. No menu!

4. Dinner at La Rondinella in Scalea

A restaurant in Scalea Italy, very humble owner, farm to table. Delicious.

5. Private boat tour of a blue grotto and the coast of Taormina, Sicily

Caves, orange sponges and an amazing hour trip.

6. Cooking local fare at the villa in Sicily

Using local goods, Chef Sam made a fantastic meal as we were snowed in.

Gola Osteria

115 South Quarry Street, Ithaca, NY |14850 | (607) 273-0333 Enjoy our unique and expansive dinner menu, our well-curated Italian and Finger Lakes wine list, and a rotating selection of both inventive and...