Italy is well known for its wide, exquisite, and delicious meals it has to offer. The most difficult thing about eating in Italy is that it’s really hard to try everything. So, In this article, I have tried to narrow it down to a few must-have dishes in Italy and exactly where to look for them.
The list has to start with the iconic dish of Italy: Pizza. This is arguable: if Pizza was first invented in Italy? it is said that people in the middle east long before the Italians were serving a slab of flatbread with oiling, and seasoning on it, but Italians surely made it popular. Now the place where to get it should not only offer delicious pizzas but should also offer a good representation of the region. Now the best place to get the iconic Pizza in Italy would be the iconic Naples, The Pizza scene here is something you will not find anywhere in the world. You will find a lot of Pizza hubs in Naples, and a long line at L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, which is the most famous pizza hub here, so you just have to be patient, but it would be worth it.
Now, Lasagna is another one of those dishes that’s a must-try in Italy, Now Lasagna has many versions throughout the world the one that I am referring to is Lasagna Alla Bolognese i.e., from Bologna in the region of Emilia-Romagna, Lasagna Alla Bolognese is also known as Lasagna of Italy. The best place to get Lasagna is from you guessed it, Bologna. Bologna is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy.
Bottarga is the Italian word for salted, cured fish roe. This is one of those dishes that originated in Italy. Bottarga is mostly made with the roe of grey mullet. This is the most refined and expensive one and, due to its golden or amber color, is often called ‘Sardinia’s gold’. The best-known version is produced around the Mediterranean.
Ribollita originated in Italy, it’s a famous Tuscan bread soup. a hearty thick soup made with bread and vegetables. There are many variations but the main ingredients always include leftover bread, cannellini beans, lacinato kale, cabbage, and some other common vegetables. For the best ribollita experience, you must visit Florence.
The Fiorentina or bistecca alla Fiorentina is an Italian steak made of veal It is one of the most popular dishes of Tuscan cuisine. there are some variations on the Florentine steak, Whichever variation you get, this is a dish to be eaten exclusively in Tuscany – either in Florence or the countryside. If you get it from Florence which is also the best place to get ribollita, you can indulge yourself with some ribollita Fiorentina, a specialty only to be found in Florence.