Nicky Pellegrino writes delectable page-turners about friendship, food and family with Italy as a backdrop. Her books include Delicious, Summer At The Villa Rosa, The Italian Wedding, Recipe For Life and Under Italian Skies.

The number 1 bestselling title in New Zealand, To Italy, With Love (Orion, April 2022), tells the story of Assunta has given up on love. She might run her little trattoria in the most romantic mountain town in Italy, but love just seems to have passed her by. Sarah-Jane is finished with love. She's hiring an old convertible and driving around Italy this summer - it's the perfect way to forget all about her hot celebrity ex-boyfriend! But the trouble is, love is everywhere...

Nicky Pellegrino grew up on Merseyside and now lives in Auckland, New Zealand with a husband, dogs, horses and vegetable garden. She works as a freelance journalist, with columns in the NZ Listener and the NZ Woman’s Weekly.

  • "The kind of book you read once, but you remember forever." Her World on Tiny Pieces of Us
  • "A novel about the joy of learning to live again. It also made me very hungry." JoJo Moyes on Recipe for Life
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