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Welcome to Lidia’s Italy! We are here to ensure you have the best experience while visiting our site. If you have any questions regarding the different topics we hope you find the answers here.


Here you will find links to Lidia’s award winning restaurants as well as her newest endeavor, Eataly. These Links will take you directly to the restaurants website where you will find their menu’s, make a reservation, and purchase gift cards where they are available.


In the browse recipe section you will see a list of the latest Lidia recipes from her cookbooks in no particular order. At the top of this page we have provided three easy-to-click tabs organizing the recipes into different categories; latest, most popular, and recipes with photos. On the left hand side of this page you will see three boxes which will allow you to browse the recipes by course, ingredient, and technique.

Recipe Search
The easiest and most general way to search for a recipe will be to enter the recipe name or ingredient into the search box located on the upper right hand corner of the page. You can also search for member recipes under the community table tab.

Sharing a Recipe
After you have selected a recipe you are able to share it through email or Facebook. This can be done by clicking on the share tab located on the upper right hand side of the page above the recipe description.

Community Table

At Lidia’s Italy we want you to feel like part of the family. The Community Table allows members to create and share with others their favorite recipes, photos, and comments.

Becoming a member is easy. After navigating to the Community Table page, just click on the Join Now link located under the sign in box. Once you have filled out the requested information click the sign up box and you are ready to share.

Username and Password
When you sign up to become a member you may encounter a message saying that your username was already taken. All you need to do is change your username by using a different name or combinations of names and numbers.

If you forgot your password, no need to worry. We all forget sometimes. Just click on “forgot password” under the sign in box. Enter your username or e-mail address and your password will be sent to the specified address.

Creating a Recipe
To create a recipe, click on the member recipe tab. You will see a list of the recipes posted by different members of Lidia’s Italy. There will be a red box that says “create a recipe”, click on the box and fill out the following information.

Title of Recipe
Create a title that best fits your recipe.

Servings and Preparation Time
How many servings will your recipe make? How long will it take to make a recipe from start to finish?

Brief Introduction
Write a short description of your recipe.

List the ingredients and measurements.

Write the preparation steps for your recipe

After you have filled out the required information you can choose whether you would like to share your recipe by making it public or you can choose to keep it private. If you choose to keep it private it will be stored in your recipe box and only you will be able to see it.

Once you have completed all of the required fields, click submit recipe and it will be stored in your recipe box.

Member Photos
To add your own photos to the Community Table you must first join this Flickr Group. Once you have joined Lidia’s Flickr group you are ready to share you pictures.

The Community Table allows members to share their thoughts, ideas, and comments on recipes and other food-related-topics.

After clicking on the Community Table tab you will see a list of discussion categories. Members can choose whichever topic they like and begin to post their discussions.


Lidia’s Blog will bring you the latest information on her restaurants, new food items, and recent videos. On the left hand side of the page you will find different columns that include categories, videos, contributors, and archival information.


The shop at Lidia’s Italy is here to offer you Lidia’s latest specials, along with books, DVD’s, pastas and sauces, tableware, and gift sets. We have provided a list of categories on the left hand side of the page to help in narrowing down what you are looking for. Just click on the product you want to purchase and add it to you shopping cart.

Food Books and Dvds Tableware

Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
Lidia brings viewers on a road trip into the heart of Italian-American cooking.
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Enjoy Lidia's pastas and sauces!
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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