Food you'll never eat in Italy


  • for American readers: if you are planning a travel to Italy, or if you are just sitting in a typical restaurant in front of the Colosseum, read these posts before having an order.
  • for Italian readers living in the United States: if you have experienced what they call Italian food and you wish to participate in, email me
  • for all: I am learning English, so you will forgive me for my errors as well as for my British-old-weird-style. Suggestions and corrections are welcome. Thank you!

When I arrived to the United States I learned that American hamburgers are not the same we eat at Italian Mc Donald's, and so living in Miami everyday teaches me that Mexican food- or Colombian, or Peruvian -  is much more than tacos and tequila as we know in Italy. So why eating Italian in the United States should be different?
In America many restaurant owners are Italian immigrants' descendants. Maybe they have never traveled to Italy. Maybe they are convinced that Italians should love their food too. 
The answer is no. We don't like it, but we comprehend why you do. On the other hand, if you are traveling to Italy it's better for you to know that you'll never find the same dishes you everyday eat. That's why I'm writing to you. For you. And for those living-in-America-Italians who makes them sick to see a mess like that. 
  1. Fettuccine Alfredo
  2. Chicken Parmesan
  3. Latte, as Coffee-with-milk (see also Giu' le mani dal latte!)
  4. Spaghetti with meatballs
  5. Mozzarella cheese
  6. Eggplant parmesan