To each city its perfect bite
Tell us your favorite dish and we will tell you which city you should visit.
An endless number of Italian dishes that you absolutely should try
The pandemic has definitely changed our social lives for the worse, especially when it comes to travelling. But let us give you some helpful advice for when we are all finally free to take a plane to fly to Italy again and have an unforgettable vacation! Here are some ideas — take notes. Today we're going to give you some tips: our own little bucket list of Italian cities for you to visit based on the dishes they are renowned for. Italy has an incredible variety of regional foods: you already know this by now. But some dishes really stand out, and you have to try them at least once while visiting the Country.
Naples: Pizza Margherita
There's no culinary symbol that is as representative of Italy! Today there exist two types of Italian pizza: Neapolitan (with a thick, soft crust) and Roman (with a thin crust). Nevertheless, there is no pleasure of the palate that can be compared to the joy of biting into a piece of Margherita in the heart of the pizza capital of the world, Naples. Since 1889, this magical combination of dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil has been the pride and joy of Italians! The colors of the red sauce, white mozzarella, and green basil are also a tribute to the Italian flag.
Needless to say, a superb plate of spaghetti can be eaten in almost every Italian city. But if you want to try the legendary carbonara, there is only one place to go: the capital, Rome! You will find eggs, pecorino, Parmigiano, guanciale, salt, and pepper in Romanas’ authentic recipes for the dish. Indulge in a delectable carbonara and let yourself be seduced by the charm of timeless places like Piazza di Spagna, the Pantheon, the Colosseum, Piazza Navona, or the Trevi Fountain.
Italians love rice: the nation is the most prominent European producer of rice. For the best rice, go north! Milan is a worldwide hub for risotto. The creamy, legendary "risotto alla Milanese" is Italy’s most famous rice dish. According to historians, this Saffron-infused risotto was created by laborers working on the construction of the Duomo, Milan's iconic Cathedral.
Our gastronomical itinerary could not overlook the queen of Italian meats: her majesty, the Florentine steak. This succulent T-bone steak (from the loin of Chianina cow) is the pride of all of Tuscany. When you treat yourself to this fantastic meat, don't forget to accompany it with a glass of fine Chianti! Cheers, salute!
No one can say they've been to Italy without tasting at least a couple of tiramisù. This non-baked delight featuring an egg, mascarpone cream, and espresso-soaked Savoiardi cookies is Italy's most beloved dessert. Treat yourself to a nice tiramisù in romantic Venice. The so-called "floating city" is the capital of tiramisù: this dessert indeed was invented in the Veneto region in the late 1960s.
Amalfi Coast: Limoncello
Don't forget to stop by the so-called Divina (literally divine, heavenly) for a "sip of beauty." The Amalfi Coast, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in southern Italy, is a quintessential Italian beauty. Here, enjoy a limoncello, made from the most fragrant of Italian lemons.
- Donatella Mulvoni