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Traditional food to try when visiting Italy

Updated: Jan 26, 2022

Italy: My Favorite foods

It’s true that the Italian countryside is beautiful, but a trip to Italy would not be complete without experiencing Italian cuisine. Italian cuisine is famous for its exquisite Ingredients, including extra virgin olive oil, fresh tomatoes, and mozzarella, and one of many reasons I choose to visit the marvelous country.

There could be volumes written about the various Italian dishes, but there are a few staples of Italian food that I enjoy most.


A traditional food dating back to the 15th century, is best known in northern Italy. The main ingredient of bruschetta is bread, and the toppings consist of diced tomatoes seasoned with balsamic vinegar, basil, and garlic. It is served as an appetizer at many Italian restaurants. It’s delicious and one of my absolute favorite


Italy's most popular foods, and everyone love it including me. Sheets of noodles, meat, and mozzarella cheese are layered on a baking sheet, then baked. Many restaurants serve lasagna, with their own special recipe, so no matter where you are from, your taste buds will be pampered by this classic Italian comfort food.


This pasta can either be served as an appetizer or as a main dish. In Italy, Tortellini dishes are usually accompanied by tomato and meat sauces as an entrée.

Italian Pizza

If you try real Italian Pizza for the first time, it may change your views about American pizza. The crusts of thin foldable pizzas are quite common in Rome. I find that having a pizza with a perfect combination of yeasty crust, tomato sauce, and fresh mozzarella cheese, along with any other ingredients, is unforgettable. Pizza Margarita is so delicious that I want to eat it in Italy since it reminds me of the basil and mozzarella pizza I eat at home.

Without a doubt my favorite Italian dessert - it's found in just about every restaurant, and nearly every Italian home cook makes it. It is said that tiramisu originated in Treviso, in the Veneto region, north-east of Venice. In recent decades, tiramisu has become increasingly popular due to its delicate taste made from eggs, egg yolks, cocoa, sugar, and espresso.


Italians invented delicious coffee beverages such as cappuccino, latte, macchiato, and macchiato latte. In all cases, espresso is used as a base mixed with different milk mixtures. There is no way of leaving Italy without tasting Italian coffee as it's available

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