Planning An Italy Trip This Year? Here Are Some Must-Try Dishes

OT Staff

Pizza Margherita

A Neapolitan classic, this pizza features a thin, chewy crust topped with simple yet flavourful ingredients—tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, and a drizzle of olive oil.

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Pasta Carbonara

Hailing from Rome, this pasta dish is a masterpiece of simplicity, combining spaghetti with a creamy sauce of eggs, Pecorino Romano cheese, pancetta, and black pepper.

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Risotto Ai Frutti Di Mare

A Northern Italian delight, this seafood risotto is rich and flavourful, with a creamy consistency and a medley of fresh shellfish like shrimp, mussels, and clams.

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Ossobuco Alla Milanese

Originating from Milan, this hearty dish features braised veal shanks cooked to perfection in a savoury broth with white wine, onions, carrots, celery, and a gremolata topping.

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A beloved Italian comfort food, lasagna consists of layers of flat pasta, ricotta or béchamel sauce and melted mozzarella, baked to golden perfection.

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 A heavenly Venetian dessert, Tiramisu is a luscious blend of coffee, mascarpone cheese and cocoa, creating a symphony of textures and flavours.

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Truffle Risotto

A decadent dish from Northern Italy, truffle risotto showcases the earthy flavours of truffles mixed with creamy Arborio rice, Parmesan cheese, and a touch of white wine.

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Hailing from Sicily, Caponata is a flavourful eggplant dish cooked with tomatoes, olives, celery, and capers, all stewed in a sweet and sour sauce.

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Saltimbocca Alla Romana

This Roman speciality features veal scallops topped with prosciutto and fresh sage, cooked in white wine and butter.

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A Sicilian treat, cannoli are crispy pastry tubes filled with sweet ricotta cream, often adorned with pistachios or chocolate chips.

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