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Eat Your Heart Out In Italy: Must-Eat Foods Part 1


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All road leads to food, and when the road brings you to Italy, you know you’re definitely in the right place! Italian cuisine is well-known across the world as an exquisite one, but, some meals stand out more than others. Here are some foods that must be eaten while staying in Italy.

Pizza Margherita

Traditional pizza has a thin crust, and each family owned business features their special sauce, basil and mozzarella cheese. It sounds simple and boring, but it’s everything but! The exquisite sauce and cheese combinations will make you believe that every fine pizza should be made that way.


In a cone or a cup, experience the true bliss of gelato with its texture, softer than ice cream and made with different ingredients in almost every flavor imaginable flavors. Southern Italy founded the dairy-free gelato (sorbets) where dairy based were created in Northern Italy.

Roman Meals

This is a four to five course menu (also known as the Tourista Menu) which varies at each restaurant. Usually the course starts with an antipasto (heavier appetizer), primo (pasta of your choice), secondo (meat with side dish), dolce (dessert) and/or a beverage.


Tiramisu comes in all sizes and styles and most are the traditional alternating layers of cake and cream, but some restaurants create the tiramisu in ice cream glasses.

They usually come with bulk layers of cream and one thin layer of cake.

Pasta Carbonara

The combination of egg, bacon, romano and white wine tossed together with rigatoni or spaghetti noodles is a must try anywhere, especially in Italy.

Italian Coffee

This is a shot of espresso known as caffee. Go to a “bar,” which serves traditional shots of Italian espresso. Keep in mind that, for a small beverage like that, it’s quite expensive.