Fortuitously, Alan had purchased the very appropriate URL years earlier, before the concept for the online community site had even begun to be developed. To celebrate the site launch, Eatitalian.com is running a sweepstakes for the ‘Complete Italian Basket’ from Di Palo’s, a proud partner of Eatitalian.com.
Eatitalian.com includes sections for restaurant reviews, a marketplace for the purchase of Italian specialty food products through the partnership with the renowned Di Palo’s of New York City’s Little Italy, recipes, news articles written by contributing editors, discussion forums and featured bloggers. Members can create their own profile page, share their opinions and ideas, post recipes featuring their own video, participate in groups and discussions within EatItalian.com. The website offers a comprehensive and searchable listing of over 70,000 Italian restaurants in the United States that can be reviewed and shared through social media links such as Facebook and Twitter. Restaurant owners will be able to proactively create and manage their own profile pages, post menus, photos, videos and share their latest news, and most importantly, build a "Fan" base within the community.
“I’m very happy to partner with Alan, and showcase my selection of artisan Italian foods on Eatitalian.com,”
Added Gino Colangelo of Colangelo & Partners Public Relations, the agency for Eatitalian.com and Di Palo’s, “As somebody who works to promote the best of Italian cuisine every day, I’m thrilled to have a vehicle like Eatitalian for my clients to share information with a dedicated, passionate audience.”
During the soft launch period alone, with no promotion of the site other than word of mouth, Eatitalian.com generated over forty thousand page views. With the official launch underway, Alan expects the traffic to the site to reach five hundred thousand page views per month by the end of 2011.
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Why an online community for lovers of Italian cuisine? Simple! We are passionate about all things Italian and wanted to create a space to connect, share and explore all there is to love about Italian cuisine.
EatItalian.com was conceived by chef and restaurateur - Alan Watts. Alan began his career in the music industry as a record producer, but always longed to pursue his true passion: FOOD. The first online community dedicated to Italian cuisine is born!
What exactly is EatItalian.com?
* The definitive listing and review site for Italian Restaurants worldwide.
* A place to find, share and exchange thousands of Italian recipes.
* A marketplace to shop for authentic Italian products.
* A place to read articles written by top Italian chefs, restaurateurs, food artisans and leading authors.