Italian cuisine is undoubtedly a leader in the culinary arts. Italian culinary masterpieces are popular all over the world, and once you try them in Italy, you will hardly ever be able to forget their unsurpassed taste.
Those who claim that in Italy, apart from pizza and pasta, there is probably nothing to try but a variety of Italian dishes that vary from region to region.
The sequence of dishes plays a special role behind the Italian meal. That’s why on the Italian table you will hardly see a table set with delicacies, the transition to each dish here is consistent. Every Italian dinner or Sunday lunch as a real ritual, will stretch such a pleasure of eating can even for a couple of hours.
By the way, each region of Italy has its own traditional dish, so Italian cuisine can be divided into Lombardy, Ligurian, Neapolitan, Roman, Sicilian and all the rest.
What Italian dishes, except pizza, pasta and risotto, are worth tasting while in Italy? Let’s get acquainted with some Italian names that you can meet on the menu.
Just for the record. It is best to choose dishes in the Italian menu, sometimes in the English menu prices may differ, as designed exclusively for tourists.
Ask the locals about the cafes and restaurants in the city, and they will tell you exactly where to have a tasty dinner at affordable prices. And here is a selection of restaurants in Milan, which are very popular with the Italians themselves.
Tender stewed veal on the brain bone.
The finest pieces of raw meat or fish marinated in lemon juice and olive oil.
Italian version of an omelette with various fillings.
Fried slices of bread grilled with garlic and olive oil and stuffed with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil.
Tomato mussel soup (Zuppa di cozze al pomodoro)
Grilled shrimps (Gamberoni alla griglia)
Swordfish in Sicilian (Pesce spada alla siciliana)
Polpo con patate
Melanzane alla parmigiana
Eggplants baked in an oven with tomatoes, mozzarella and parmesan.
Grilled vegetables (Verdure alla griglia)
Spaghetti con le vongole
The real pizza is cooked in a charcoal oven.
Pasta with different sauces.
Large pasta tubes filled with cheese, meat or spinach that are baked in the oven.
Rice dish with seafood, meat, vegetables.
Italian dish of pasta flat sheets filled with meat or vegetables, very similar to dumplings with different fillings.
A dish of cornmeal that resembles a casserole or porridge. In northern Italy it is often used as a garnish instead of rice or pasta.
Ice cream ball with chocolate inside (Tortuffa)
Sicilian dessert in the form of crushed ice with sugar syrup of different colors and tastes
Sicilian dessert in the form of a waffle tube filled with mascarpone cheese, whipped cottage cheese ricotta.
Only in Italy you can try a real dessert made of Savoyardi, mascarpone cheese, coffee, eggs and sugar.