Wednesday, January 21, 2015

[Restaurant/Press Article] Italy & Italy, where serves the reasonable, Koreanized, customizable Italian food in Daegu

If you follow the facebook group “Good Eats in Daegu(,” you’ll no doubt have seen several posts asking about the best Italian places in Daegu. If you’re looking for authentic Italian food, or at least Italian-American food like you’d have at home, some of the restaurants near Suseong Lake or Little Italia downtown are the places to go. But if you are okay with a slightly Koreanized kind of pizza or pasta, Italy &Italy is a great option. 

The menu of the restaurantThe menu of the restaurant 2
Italy& Italy is a fully customizable pizza and pasta restaurant. You order by filling out an order card. First, choose whether you want pizza or pasta. For pasta, fill out the top portion of the card, and for pizza, fill out the bottom. If you select pasta, you must select your size first: hungry for 8,500 won, starving for 10,000 won, or super starving for 12,000 won. 

Oven baked pasta topped cheese

Oven baked pasta topped cheese
The portions are very good, and the starving portion is perfect for a filling dinner. From there, you can choose the noodle shape, the sauce, spice level, and the toppings. A few of the options, like pesto, are slightly more expensive. The pasta also has an “oven baked” option, which is basically just anything you select on the order card topped with a whole lot of cheese and baked in the oven for a few minutes. It is well worth the 2,000 won extra that it costs.

Heart shaped pizza
If you decided to have pizza, you choose either the medium or large size. Medium-sized pizzas come in an adorable heart shape. Medium pizzas range from 12,000 to 15,000 won and large pizzas range from 14,000 to 17,000 won. There are plain pizzas you can add toppings to, but there are also pizzas that already have some toppings. In any case, you can choose from a long list of additional toppings as well. You can also write any beverages you may want on the bottom of the card. When you’re finished, remember to write your name at the top of your sheet and give it to the waitress.

Italy &Italy is pretty close to GoGos downtown. Go out of Banwoldang Station exit 10. Walk straight for 150 meters. You will pass one sharp left turn that will take you back towards Traveler’s. Instead, take your second left onto the same street as the Family Mart, dongseong-ro 4-gil. Walk straight on that street for about 2 blocks, and you’ll see Italy & Italy on your left. It’s on the second floor of a building.

The food at Italy & Italy is delicious, and it is really great to be able to order exactly what you want without any hassle. Italy& Italy is not a huge restaurant, but it is accommodating of larger groups if you wanted to go there with friends. Italy & Italy is a definite contender on the list of best Korean-Italian restaurants in the city.

[Italy& Italy]
Address: 22-2 Samdeokdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Daegu
Phone: 053-423-5122

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