Italy’s Must-Eat Foods: 9 foods which we had tried in Milan and Venice

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1. Italian Coffee

If you are in Italy, the cafe is one thing that you can never miss. So, pop in into a cafe to buy yourself a cup of aromatic coffee. In Italy, I think coffee is relatively cheaper compare to coffee in Malaysia. It probably only costs you 2-3 EURO.

2. Lasagna with Pistachio Pesto

Even though I am not a fan of lasagna, I still think the Lasagna with pistachio pesto tasted really good. The portion was big enough for two people if you just want to have a taste of it or simply for an afternoon coffee break.

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3. Pizza

As most of us know that pizza was invented in Naples, Italy, and the dish and its variants have become popular and common in many areas of the world. Compare to the pizza in Malaysia, Italian pizza generally has a thinner crust and is BIGGER. 🙂


4. Seafood Spaghetti Marinara

If you are a seafood lover, you would love a classic, easy seafood pasta made using a seafood marinara mix: prawns/shrimp, calamari, fish and mussels tossed through a simple, tasty tomato sauce. So, let’s dig in!


5. Roasted Mushrooms and Potatoes

This delicious, and very versatile roasted mushroom and potatoes

Eating in Milan

Milan is packed with restaurants and cafes, serving authentic Italian food. If you have time, perhaps you would like to do a bit of research before you do your food hunting. Check out Like A Local to read some reviews for restaurants and cafes in Italy.

6. Spaghetti with Bolognese Sauce

It can never go wrong with spaghetti with bolognese sauce. It didn’t take too long for the restaurant to serve the spaghetti. In fact, it was nicely flavoured with meat sauce, which is distinguished by the presence of cream or milk.

7. Vitella Tonnato – Veal with Tuna Sauce

As you can see from the picture below, vitello tonnato is a Piedmontese dish of cold, sliced veal covered with a creamy, mayonnaise-like sauce that has been flavoured with tuna. I ordered this dish thinking there would be plenty of veal. However, I was a bit shocked when the food came as I didn’t expect it would be cold. And, where is my veal? 🙁 Apparently, I need to do more research before I order my food.

8. Gelato

Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, commonly used in English for ice cream made in an Italian style. Gelato is made with a base of milk, cream, and sugar, and flavoured with fruit and nut purees and other flavourings. It is generally lower in fat, but higher in sugar than other styles of ice cream. I personally love pistachio and yoghurt. It has a good combination and it is not sweet. Remember to pick the gelato shop with most of the locals lining up.

9. Italian Bakeries

Besides spaghetti, pasta and gelato, Italy is famous for its bakeries. If you have a sweet tooth, there are plenty to choose such as cream pastries, cannoli, turnovers, muffins, Italian biscotti, Danish, cakes and pies.

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