The mission of La Guida Garrubbo (The Garrubbo Guide) is to be the authoritative guide to Italian cooking, food, and restaurants around the world. Our goal is to educate and entertain with the history, context, information, resources, and contacts necessary to learn about and promote authentic Italian food. We are a community of people who share a passion and understand the importance of Italian gastronomy. In a world of fusion cooking, we strive to preserve authenticity. While we realize that Italian cooking, like any art, will evolve with time and tastes, we believe that it is crucially important to preserve its history and traditions.


There are two adages that I believe with all my heart. First: All Roads lead to Rome. Second: The way to the heart is through the stomach. From here, the logic is simple: The way to the heart is through Italian food. My grandmother, Virginia Garrubbo, understood this more than anyone. She knew it consciously, and she knew is instinctively. She lived to cook. Cooking was her art. She is loved and remembered for her culinary expertise. This guide is dedicated to her, and to Italian grandmothers everywhere, who share their love through food.