Are your tastebuds ready? Time to savor Italian traditional cuisine. Here are some of the best Italian foods you can taste.
The two iconic traditional Italian dishes are pasta and pizza. Pasta types vary significantly depending the region you go to; make sure to try the typical pasta “al filetto di pomodoro” (with eggs, Pecorino cheese, guanciale and black pepper).
Spaghetti alla Gricia (with bacon, cheese, pepper and chili pepper). Spaghetti alla Carbonara (with eggs, bacon, cheese, pepper and chili pepper). When it comes to pizza, Margherita is one of the most popular. Originating from Naples, this pizza is simple but quite tasty. You can expect this dish served with a crispy, thin-crust topped with olive oil, tomatoes, mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, garlic and basil. Need a pan for this delicious dish? click here.
Arancini, this crisp and golden-brown dish is basically stuffed rice balls, fried after being coated in a dusting of crunchy breadcrumbs. These rice balls are usually filled with ragú, tomato sauce, mozzarella and peas. Filling and shapes vary depending on the location in which the dish is prepared.
Ossobuco, a specialty of Lombard cuisine; cross-cut veal shanks braised with vegetables, white wine and broth. Traditionally is served with either risotto “alla Milanese” or polenta. The marrow in the hole in the bone, is the defining feature of the dish.
Prosciutto, refers to dry-cured ham, served uncooked and cut in thin slices. The finest and priciest prosciutto originates from the central and northern regions of Italy. Light, savoury and airy, the cured meat is usually served with pasta, or wrapped around slices of cheese.
For dessert, a smooth, creamy gelato is the way to go. One of the best treats you can give yourself in Italy.
Last but not least, torrone: the delicious and creamy sweet treat made with ingredients such as honey, egg whites, toasted nuts and citrus zest. We recommend that you try the original version, as it is hard to beat.