Italian Food Restaurants
When talking about tasty food, how can we forget Italian food? Your visit to Italy cannot be complete unless you taste the mouth-watering Italian food. Pastas, pizzas, cheese, sausages, sea food, Italian cuisine has something for everybody. The list does not end here. Italy is also famous for its quality wines and fruits like oranges, olives, tangerines, prickly pears and almonds. After reading this list, you must be tempted to enjoy the sumptuous Italian delicacies. There are numerous good restaurants in Italy that offer a large regional variety of lip-smacking Italian cuisines. These Italian food restaurants are spread in almost every city of Italy.
Every town in Italy is dotted with excellent restaurants which offer a great regional variation in Italy reflecting Italy’s diversity of local cuisine. Healthy and nutritious Italian cuisines are well-known throughout the world. Some of the excellent Italian food restaurants, which are renowned for offering a sublime blend of traditional delicacies and culinary creativity, are A Fensestella, Al Palazzo, Al Tonno di Corsa, Ambasciata, Arnolfo, Da Caino, Cicala 02, Dal Bolognese, Dau Bobba, Enoteca Pinchiorri and George’s. Many hotels in Italy house their own restaurants which serve a large variety of Italian cuisines.
Italy is well-known for its two specialties such as pizza and pasta which have achieved international fame. Almost all the Italian food restaurants offer a great variety of pizzas and pastas. Every region in Italy is known for its own style of cooking as well as traditional style of Italian recipes. Tomatoes, potatoes, maize, garlic, onions, spices, bell pepper and olive oil are the major ingredients of traditional Italian food. Most foods are prepared by using Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar. Fresh as well as dried herbs such as Oregano, Rosemary and Basil are heavily used in Italian foods.
Many Italian food restaurants offer lunch or dinner in following course- antipasti (hot or cold appetizer), primo (starter such as pasta, gnocchi, risotto, soup or polenta), contorno (small side serving such as vegetables or salad), secondo (main course) and dolce (dessert). During an ideal Italian dinner, you can taste the spicy, melodious, crunchy as well as soft food at the same time.
You may get an unforgettable experience of tasting all the regional food specialities in Italy in Italian food restaurants. You can enjoy the food specialities in North Italy such as Risotto alla Milanese, Vitello Tonnato, Costoletta alla Valdostana, fonduta, Grissino, Minestrone alla Milanese, Fegato alla Veneziana (calf’s liver fried with onions) and Risi e Bisi (rice and peas). Many restaurants in Naples are popular for serving a wide variety of authentic pizzas and pastas.
Stuffed pasta including the Cappelletti of Romagna and the Tortellini of Emilia, Bologna’s Mortadella, Zamponi (stuffed trotter sausage) of Modena, Fagioli all’uccelletto (beans sautéed in Garlic and Sage with tomatoes) and Ribollita, a thick vegetable soup are the food specialities in central regions of Italy which are offered in several restaurants. You can also enjoy lip-smacking sea-food dishes in Italian restaurants. Restaurants in Sicily are popular among the tourists for their ice cream (gelato) and granite dessert made from water, sugar and flavorings. It is a great pleasure for the tourists to enjoy the tasty Italian delicacies while sipping sweet wine.
With rich food diversity and good quality restaurants, Italy has become a favorite destination of all food-lovers.