21 thoughts on “The 16 Most Iconic Foods to Eat in Italy

  1. Victoria Reply

    Hi I really loved this article! I can’t wait to be there in August and eat each plate!
    I also wanted to ask you for the official email form walksofitaly in orden yo sé de you some questions about my trip to Italy.
    Thanks a lot!

  2. Kathleen Bello Reply

    Great pictures and information!! Italy is famous for its eats. Every time you visit this beautiful country, you realize that there are infinite number of Italian dishes which cannot fit in the finite amount of space available in your stomach.I would suggest you to just taste each one of them.

  3. Jason Turner Reply

    I love to try different Italian dishes at home. I love their flavors a lot. I buy ingredients online from trusted place to get only fresh and genuine product. I have tried almost all the dishes mentioned here. These really very tasty and famous Italian dishes.

  4. Adriano Fariselli Reply

    I am from Emilia-Romana and lived there until my 20’s. I haven’t been home since 2000 but I seriously miss the food! And Ciccioli, can’t get it quite the same anywhere else in the world. Now that I am traveling the world indefinitely with my family I really hope to get back home and eat until you have to roll me back onto the plane! You have great pictures, my mouth is watering!

  5. Marino Reply

    In the Tuscan region, locals eat something called Pappa al Pomodoro. If you google it they say it’s a tomato and bread soup. It is thicker than soup and is so tasty. In essence, it was a ‘poor man’s’ meal, as it uses crusty bread that is a day or 2 days old mixed with basil, tomatoes and whatever spices they add. Quite delicious!
    We’re heading to Italy in April for 10 days and plan to visit the northern part, passed Florence as we’ve visited Florence, Sienna and Pienza. If you haven’t gone off the beaten path you should try Pienza.
    Does it make sense to go from La Spezzia and visit Cinque Terre for 2 days then drive to Bologna, Parma, Cremona, Bergamo and Milan? Does it make sense to swing over to Alessandria? We speak the language and we love to stop in the small villages in between those cities. Any insights you can offer?

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Marino,
      We love pappa al pomodoro! In ten days, you can stop by Cinque Terre then over to Bologna and up to Milan, but it is a bit out of the way. Alessandria is in Piedmont and even further out of the way. We’d say it’s best to focus on one area and give it the time necessary to really enjoy it!

  6. Charlotte Reply

    Hey, what types of risotto are traditional to Italy? I know a few variations of risotto, but which ones are traditional?

  7. Khadija Reply

    “they are rarely what you have been lead to believe they are” ?? The word is LED, not lead.

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Thanks for catching that mistake, Khadija! We’ll correct it now.

  8. Alana Tagliabue Reply

    I am pretty sure Ossobuco is what dreams are made of! I still remember having the BEST and the WORST pizza in Italy. Around the famous monuments, ironically, the quality was horrible. Search a little further and it is the best pizza you will ever eat. I still need to eat carbonara in Italy!

  9. Jasmine Reply

    Thanks so much for this! I really needed this for my Geography slideshow on Italy! Again, thanks. Oh, one more thing, does anyone know any interesting facts about Italy that they may want to help me out on?

  10. Gabriella Coscia (italy) Reply

    The food looks devine and fantastic and helps pile on the pounds. Anything Italian makes me balloon from a size 8 to 10 as the old saying goes “too much of a good thing” is no good for one’s bones !
    l cibo sembra Devine e fantastico e aiuta pile sui chili. Tutto italiano mi fa palloncino da una dimensione da 8 a 10 come il vecchio detto va “troppo di una buona cosa ” non è un bene per le ossa!

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