Popular Dishes From Different Cities of Italy


Buffalo Mozzarella: A popular appetizer at Italian restaurants, this mild and tender cheese is typically served with slices of tomato and basil.

Pizza Margherita: A melty and delicious combo of fresh San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. Explore the best pizzerias in Naples.

Sfogliatelle: A flaky pastry with a sweet and creamy ricotta filling.


Fregola Sarda with Clams: Being an island, Sardinia is famous for its seafood. Combine clams with the region's small, round local pasta, fregola sarda.

Burrida alla Cagliaritana: This is a Sardinian appetizer made from catfish dressed with olive oil, vinegar, and walnuts.


Ribollita: A hearty vegetable and bread soup made with locally grown ingredients.

Florentine Chicken: A traditional Tuscan dish, chicken breasts are seasoned with bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, celery, spinach, and other herbs and spices.

Panforte: A dessert from medieval times, this dense and rich fruit cake is flavored with honey, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon.


Bucatini alla Carbonara: A specialty from the Lazio region, this classic Roman pasta dish is made with a hollow, spaghetti-like long-form pasta, which gets filled and coated with a creamy sauce made from egg, Pecorino Romano cheese, and guanciale.

Roman-style pizza: In this version, the crust is thin and crispy; the traditional combo of basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese gets a salty kick from capers and anchovies.


Cassoeula Stew: A rich and hearty pork and cabbage stew often served over polenta.

Risotto alla Milanese: A satisfying and starchy main dish made with arborio rice and a creamy mix of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, onions, butter, white wine, and vegetable broth.

Panettone: A traditional Christmas cake made with a special fermented dough and flavored with candied fruit and nuts.


Fegato alla Veneziana: Calf's liver with sautéed onions in butter and wine, usually served with polenta.

Baccala Mantecato: Salted cod is creamed together with extra virgin olive oil until smooth and fluffy. It is traditionally served with toasted polenta or grilled bread.

Bussolai: Ring-shaped shortbread cookies that are usually served with coffee.


Arancini: Deep fried rice balls served with a ragu sauce, peas, and caciocavallo cheese.

La Ghiotta di Piscistoccu: Stockfish (or cod) fillets slowly baked in a sauce made with tomatoes, potatoes, capers, and herbs.

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