Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

The BEST episodes of Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Stanley Tucci travels across Italy to discover the secrets and delights of the country’s regional cuisines.

Last Updated: 6/25/2022Network: CNN
64 votes

#1 - Sicily

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/21/2021

Stanley Tucci visits Sicily. Here, Stanley tries a salty crunchy sensation, tastes the grapes grown in the region’s unique soils, and reflects on Sicilian hospitality.

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66 votes

#2 - Tuscany

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/14/2021

Stanley Tucci explores his former home: Tuscany. Stanley does a wine bar crawl, celebrates the importance of the lowly loaf and samples dishes which use stale bread as the key ingredient.

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67 votes

#3 - Milan

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/7/2021

Stanley Tucci eats and drinks his way around Milan. Here, Stanley enjoys an aperitivo, feels inspired to make pizzoccheri – a noodle made from buckwheat, and enjoys classic Milanese – veal chops and risotto.

Directors: Chiara Messineo
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67 votes

#4 - Rome

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/21/2021

Stanley Tucci heads to Rome in search of the famous Four Pastas. Stanley orders rigatoni all’amatriciana, samples carbonara and tries a selection of cheeses and sausages made from the sheep and pigs farmed in the region.

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67 votes

#5 - Bologna

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/28/2021

Stanley Tucci explores Bologna, seen by many as the food capital of Italy. Bologna is home to globally renowned protected food products: parmigiano, prosciutto de parma and traditional balsamic vinegar to name but a few.

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Naples and the Amalfi Coast
75 votes

#6 - Naples and the Amalfi Coast

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/14/2021

Stanley Tucci feasts on pizza in Naples. Stanley embarks on a whirlwind tour to find the freshest mozzarella and the best San Marzano tomatoes, and enjoys a spectacular spaghetti and zucchini.

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18 votes

#7 - London

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/22/2022

Stanley sets out to explore how Italian immigration has transformed the food scene in his adopted hometown of London. Forget what you think you know about this city. London is a culinary mecca where Italian food from every region gets a chance to shine. The burrata is so creamy and pasta is so fresh that it may rival Italy itself. For over a century, Italians here have found inventive ways to create Italian food so good it’s enough to render Stanley speechless.

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26 votes

#8 - Piedmont

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/8/2022

In this episode, Stanley Tucci visits the region that made the dream of unified Italy a reality. Piedmont boasts refined French heritage and precious peasant traditions. Once the engine room of Italian industrialization, Piedmont is now spearheading a slow food revolution. Between reimagined risotto and the elusive white truffle, Stanley will discover a region with an illustrious past but with its sights firmly set on the future.

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23 votes

#9 - Umbria

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/15/2022

In this episode, Stanley Tucci visits Umbria, nicknamed The Green Heart of Italy. While this small, predominantly rural region lives in the shadow of its more glamorous neighbor, Tuscany, Umbria has an ancient history that predates even the Romans. And, with the highest consumption of pork per capita, Umbria is a carnivore’s dream. From wild boar hunts to incredible black truffle farms, Stanley will explore the riches this land has to offer, while also questioning whether old traditions and centuries of religious orthodoxy are preventing younger generations from breaking through.

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26 votes

#10 - Venice

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/1/2022

Stanley Tucci visits the Veneto, once the center of a world-trading empire and home to the “Floating City,” Venice. Stanley explores the ingenuity of the Venetians, who have embraced the unexpected delights and challenges of the lagoon, in addition to the produce of Veneto’s fertile land. Veneto has a fascinating food culture due to its aquatic environment and the countless influences from around the world over throughout its vast and storied history.

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