The Perfect Gifts for the Italian Food-Obsessed Couple

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You know the couple (or maybe it's you); He popped the question on a gondola in Venice, the wedding is set at a rustic Tuscan villa surrounded by an olive grove, and the honeymoon is a jet set trip to the Amalfi Coast. We all know that Italy is one of the most romantic destinations in the world, and the meals (Truffles! Pasta!) are definitely something to write home about. Even if the two of you are just armchair travelers for the moment, there is nothing cozier (not to mention sexier) than a date night at home with a bottle of Chianti and a delicious Italian meal. So, go on and the below items to your registry ASAP, you'll thank us later!

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Risotto Pan
Creamy risotto is like macaroni and cheese for grownups— the ultimate comfort food. The task of making this (sometimes intimidating) dish is made easier with a handcrafted, ergonomically designed risotto pan. The stainless steel and aluminum construction ensures even heat while cooking and the cherry wood cover turns into a trivet for oven-to-table serving. (Lagostina Risotto Pan, $199, available at Williams-Sonoma)

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Stovetop Espresso Maker
Espresso is a mainstay of Italian life and culture. For a small space option, use a classic stovetop espresso machine, a streamlined gadget that comes in a range of sizes. (Bialitti Moka Express, $25-60, Bialitti)

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Pasta maker
For newly engaged couples, one of the most iconic (and downright essential) household items to register for is a KitchenAid stand mixer. But one of the best things about this kitchen gem is the wide array of attachments available — which are sold separately and snap on to the front of the machine. For delicious fresh pasta at home, choose from a roller attachment (perfect for flat noodles and lasagna), a pasta press (great for macaroni and fusilli) or a ravioli maker. (KitchenAid pasta attachments, $150-200, available at Target)

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Italian Wine-of-the-Month club
From bold Tuscan reds like Rosso del Montepulciano and Brunello de Montalcino to crisp white Pinot Grigio and sweet Moscato, Italy is a wine lover's paradise. The country is one of the largest (and oldest) wine producers in the world. The best way to get to know the characteristics and nuances of Italian wines is to have an expert select them. Even better? Have them arrive at your door, just in time for dinner. (Club Italiano, K& L Wine Merchants, $39.95 for two bottles per month, K&L Wine Merchants)

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"Tasting Rome" Cookbook
This new cookbook dives into the rich food culture and history of the Eternal City. Wow your guests with traditional Roman dishes like savory bruschette con carciofi, limone e pecorino Romano (bruschetta with artichoke, lemon, and pecorino cheese), suppli (fried rice balls), and cacio e pepe (pasta with cheese and pepper). (Tasting Rome, Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City, by Katie Parla and Kristina Gill, Clarkson Potter, $23, available on Amazon)

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