Gabriele restores a boccie ball court and plans a feast in honor of nonna Lola to celebrate once his work is complete. Also: The family travel to the Italian medieval town of Colle di Val d'Elsa to learn how to make Ricciarelli, a traditional almond cookie.
Debi, Gabriele and the girls travel to the Mediterranean coastal town of Livorno, where they eat traditional cuisine, explore the boardwalk scene and visit a big fish market to purchase the next day's dinner.
Gabriele and Debi decide to build a pizza oven in the backyard of their home in Tuscany, where they visit a historic central market to pick up ingredients for their first pies, which they serve during a big party for family and friends.
The last day of school arrives, so Debi and Gabriele decide to enjoy one last afternoon to themselves by exploring the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. Their day includes tasting wine and chocolate, plus they prepare a special meal to celebrate the beginning of summer.
Deb spends the day with her close friends Drena De Niro, Kathrine Narducci and Aida Turturro, while Gabriele visits a local distillery and a neighborhood honey producer to pick up ingredients for a special cocktail. Later, everyone takes turns helping Gabriele cook up some delicious Italian recipes.
Debi visits fashion designer Zac Posen's New York studio for a behind-the-scenes tour and dress fitting, while Gabriele goes to the Fulton Fish Market to shop for fresh seafood for a Tuscan-inspired dinner.
In the Season 5 premiere, Debi and Gabriele decide to give back to their community by taking over a local restaurant and cooking up a variety of Tuscan recipes to serve to their neighbors. Included: The couple shop locally for ingredients for the big feast.
Because it's never too early to plan Thursday night... two months from now.