Mamma Mia! – Italian cuisine
I don't know about you, but I just love Italian cuisine! Macaroons, pizza, lasagne! We managed to try a lot during the trip and I must say that although the pizza is different from ours, you can also find such a typical 'Polish pizza' 🙂
Typical Italian pizza?
Personally, I go on the assumption that when you go somewhere it's worth trying different regional things, so I couldn't wait for a typical one Italian pizza. We ate pizza in various places: starting from restaurants in the center, ending with bars on the outskirts where only locals eat.
And I must say that it tasted a little different everywhere: different dough, different ingredients, different form of serving, and what they all have in common is the lack of sauces (although in one place ketchup was available 😉 ).
Other dishes like Lasagne, pastas etc. are similar to what you can easily get in Poland. From additional things to try Italian croquettes with mozzarella cheese and rice and desserts (e.g. tiramisu).
Real Italian ice cream!
Something not to miss are ice cream, ice cream and more Ice cream (note! It's not about ice cream, which in Poland is called Italian – they are nowhere near the real Italian ones). It's worth looking on the Internet before you go where the best ice cream shops are. We recommend places where ice cream is made on the spot (not some chain stores or places where they sell ice cream along with pizza and sandwiches). The number of flavors available and the selection can make your head spin 🙂 In addition to the traditional strawberry, vanilla and chocolate you can find: cake, tea, duplo, panna cotta, licorice, nutella, chili chocolate, etc.
Personally, I was most impressed by the ice cream shop where there were from 5-6 types of chocolate ice cream alone (chocolate from different parts of the world – Madagascar, …). The smallest ice creams cost from 1.5 eur, but don't let the name 'piccolo' deceive you – they are really big and what's more you can choose many different flavors within one serving (you don't pay for 'balls').
I mainly recommend the ice cream shop on the island in the Tiber – we always ended up there with a long queue, but it's worth the character. Besides, there are different flavors every day 🙂 Also worth recommending is the ice cream shop located near our accommodation on Via Portuense, described m.in. here.
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