5 most famous places to eat in Italy


Italy, la doce vita and... food!

Italy is one of the most loved places by tourists from all over the world, because it is in this country that art, tourism, nature, entertainment, culture and food are concentrated.

Cuisine is undoubtedly a very important part of Italian culture. It is known in the world above all for its pasta, pizza and ice cream, but the variety of foods is much richer. Thanks to the importance of regional cuisines, with numerous cities and even small towns that are rightly proud of their culinary traditions and specialties, but also thanks to the numerous influences of the different people who have succeeded each other in the peninsula, the number of Italian recipes can be defined almost as unlimited.

In this guide you will therefore find the 5 most famous places to eat in Italy!

1) All'antico Vinaio - Florence

Antico Vinaio focacciaRebecca Paviola

Born in 1989, but becoming a point of reference for the city of Florence just since 2006, it is the perfect place for lovers of Street Food from all over the world.

In 2014 it was the most reviewed place in the world on Tripadvisor and in Italy it has been for years!

This place is known to the millions of visitors to Florence as the place where it is worth queuing up to taste one of their wonderful schiacciate, made only with genuine products such as mortadella, Tuscan porchetta, truffles, raw ham, stracchino... there is one for all tastes, impossible not to fall in love with it!

2) Tonnarello - Roma

This tavern in the center of the Trastevere in Rome is a true gift to humankind, where italian culture can be absorbed at its finest. Just imagine a hot summer morning, walking through the vivid and picturesque streets of Trastevere and you bump into this mesmerizing tavern, where you can sit outside, next to a church and eat.

Its classic meal? Obviously carbonara and pasta cacio e pepe! Workhorses of roman cuisine for many generations. Here you'll find other tipical italian food such as bruschette, meatballs in sauce, just as my grandma would've made them!

3) Gino Sorbillo - Napoli

Those who love pizza will surely know the Pizzeria Da Soribillo, famous all over the world and a real institution in the city. Gino Sorbillo belongs to one of the oldest pizza making families in Naples, his grandparents founded the first pizzeria in 1935.

A lot of patience is needed to eat at Sorbillo: its headquarters in Via dei Tribunali is literally stormed every day and does not accept reservations, like many pizzerias in the city.

The Sorbillo pizza combines the tradition handed down by the family with contemporary elements. The soft dough, the high quality ingredients and the inimitable taste of Gino Sorbillo's pizza are a real guarantee!

4) Hotel Restaurant Grotta Palazzeze - Polignano a Mare

A magical and enchanted place, a restaurant with a terrace created inside a natural cave. The Grotta Palazzese restaurant takes its name from the cave of the same name. The blue of the sea and the sky contrasts with the mysterious atmospheres of natural cavities. The colors of the day make the beauty of the coastal landscape shine, while those of the evening, at sunset, create unforgettable shades, in the charm and elegance of the restaurant lights.

The Grotta Palazzese has always been an essential destination for those who love to discover enchanting places and go in search of refined cuisine.

Since the 1700s, travelers arriving from Europe in Southern Italy stopped in this fascinating place whose beauty they reported in their chronicles. Since then, the charm has remained the same, with a touch of modernity that has made the Grotta Palazzese restaurant even more welcoming and exclusive.

5) Gelateria Dondoli - San Gimignano

A great reason to visit San Gimignano is to eat one of the best ice creams in the world!

Gelateria DondoliRebecca Paviola

Located in the central Piazza della Cisterna in San Gimignano, the Gelateria Dondoli is known all over the world and attended by numerous public figures.

It is cited among the most important world guides and is continuously visited by national and international televisions. Thanks to his experience and the desire to experiment, the Master Ice Cream Maker Sergio has created original and unusual flavors. His most famous creations come from selected ingredients linked to the territory: Crema di Santa Fina (cream with Saffron of San Gimignano DOP and pine nuts) or Champelmo (pink grapefruit and Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG sparkling wine).

These are just 5 of the many places where you eat well in Italy, even though you will eat very well all over the country! Do you know others? Tell me what you think!

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Adventurer. It depends on nature. Obsessive student. Explorer. I am an adventurous traveler and photographer based in northern Italy. I graduated from the Artistic High School with specialization in audiovisual and multimedia, and now I'm graduating from the University at the faculty of sciences and techniques of cultural tourism. I love travel and I have made my passion my job.


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