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I absolutely love Italian food.
If you have similar taste buds, then it goes without saying that a trip to Rome, the capital of Italy will result in a true culinary experience!
Local, authentic Italian food is a must-try when vacationing in Rome.
When you visit, be sure to try some of these delectable foods and beverages:
Plenty of Pasta
Pasta lovers can rejoice knowing that they’re right at home in Italy.
Local pasta in Rome is delicious and available in different types and flavored with a multitude of sauces.
One of my personal favorites is Bucatini all’Amatricana, a spaghetti-like pasta with a spicy and tart sauce made with tomatoes and “guanciale,” a type of pork meat.
If pasta isn’t your thing, why not try an authentic Italian casserole recipe?
My hubby loves Osso Bucco, a hearty dish consisting of braised veal shanks with broth and vegetables.
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Who could forget pizza, the ultimate staple of an Italian dinner?
Authentic Italian pizza contrasts American pizza in a few notable ways.
Compared to American pizza, Italian pizzas feature a thinner crust and fewer toppings.
Additionally, Italian pizza sauce is often pureed rather than slow-cooked, featuring ingredients such as fresh tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and oregano.
If you have children or picky eaters with you when you travel, pizza is a foolproof method to get everyone on the clean plate club.
And as a bonus, everyone will be getting a considerable dose of culture!
When it comes to beverages, Italians are most notably known for their love of coffee.
Across the country, a plethora of coffee bars can be found, many of which don’t include seating.
Among the most popular types of coffee in Italy are cappuccinos and espresso.
Or if you’re a wine aficionado, try a glass of Frascati, a dry white wine local to Rome.
Save Room for Dessert!
If you have a sweet tooth, you’re in luck!
Two of the popular desserts in Italy are zuppa inglese and ricotta cake.
Zuppa inglese is a liqueur-soaked sponge cake covered in custard akin to English trifle.
Ricotta cake is a dense cake made from ricotta cheese, and it’s very similar to cheesecake.
Authentic Italian food is a must-try when visiting the country.
The local food you can discover is scrumptious, and easily of a higher-quality than Americanized Italian food.
Anything I missed?
Are there any other Italian foods that you think visitors should try? Let us know in the comments!