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VIII Week of Italian Cuisine in the World: ‘Dining with the Italian cuisine: Well-being with taste’. (13-19 November 2023)

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The Embassy of Italy in Nicosia is delighted to announce the upcoming 8th edition of the Week of  the Italian Cuisine in the World, an annual event celebrating Italian culinary traditions. This year’s edition will take place from 13 to 19 November 2023, with the theme “Dining with Italian cuisine: Well-being with taste”.

The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World aims to showcase the connection between the Mediterranean diet, which is widely recognized as a healthy and high-quality diet, and overall well-being as a lifestyle choice. The event will feature a range of activities organized by the Embassy and the ICE Agency, Italian Trade & Investment Agency in Beirut, with territory competence on Cyprus.

The focus of this year’s activities will be on sustainability, as well as the labelling of food and wine products. In line with these themes, the Embassy is pleased to welcome Mrs. Maria Cristina Cecchini Saulini, a renowned Italian chef who has collaborated with several prestigious Italian companies. Mrs. Cecchini Saulini’s extensive gastronomic experience and creativity will be showcased through innovative dishes inspired by this year’s theme.

Among the highlights of the event, Mrs. Cecchini Saulini will participate on November 13th, in CyBC’s daily morning TV program “Omorfi Mera“, where she will create a dish that represents the theme of the Week. She will also conduct a MasterClass for professionals in the industry and advanced-level students at the University of Nicosia. Additionally, she will engage in a live cooking show at the Alphamega  Outlet of Engomi in Nicosia, providing visitors with the opportunity to learn from her culinary expertise (15 November 2023, open to the public from 16:30-18:30). AlphaMega is currently partnering with the Italian Trade Agency for the promotion of authentic Italian food products in Cyprus.
Furthermore, the Chef will lead a training workshop at Pandora Bakeries which will be addressed to the head chef of the chain and his assistants and is aimed at creating different variations of a traditional Italian dessert.

As in previous years, various restaurants, wine bars, and gourmet shops across the island will collaborate with the Embassy, offering menus inspired by the Week’s theme. The Embassy is pleased to announce the participation of the following collaborators:


Pandora Bakeries, Dighenis Akritas 22 Str, 1045 Nicosia

Bar Italia, Zinonos Sozou 1A-B, Nicosia

Bavarian Delicatessen, Odos Tagmatarchou Dimitriou Pouliou 16 str. , Nicosia

Kantina Quality Foods, Sofouli Str 48., Nicosia

Vino Cultura Wine Bar & Cellar, Kyriaki Matsi str. 20, Nicosia

Impasto, Armenias str. 9, Nicosia


Sera by Ettore Bottrini, Four Seasons Hotel, 67/69 Amathountos Avenue, Ag.Tychonas, Limassol

Ristorante Locatelli, Amara Hotel, 95 Amathus Avenue, Agios Tychon, Limassol

Ventuno Aperitivo, Palio Limani, Limassol

Salone Pizza Pasta Bar, Arch. Makarios III Avenue 18, Limassol

Palermo Pastateca Siciliana, Gladstonos 85, Limassol

Tartufo Restaurant, Plateia Syntagmatos, Old Port, Limassol


Vitro Osteria, 25 Martiou 38, Paphos


The Embassy of Italy in Nicosia expresses its gratitude to all partners for their contribution to this year’s Week of Italian Cuisine in the World. The event promises to be a delightful celebration of Italian cuisine and the Mediterranean way of life.

For more information and updates on the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, please visit the Embassy’s website and social media channels or contact the Embassy directly.

Media Contact:
Embassy of Italy in Nicosia
Address: 11, 25th March Str., 2408 Engomi
Phone: +357 22357635 (ext. 122)
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