Italian cuisine – dishes you must try

Italian cuisine, known and loved around the world not only for its simplicity of execution but also for its variety of flavours. Although it often escapes us, Italian cuisine varies considerably depending on which region you are in. The South is famous for its excellent pasta while Naples is the capital of pizza. The choice is huge and time often doesn’t allow you to try everything. In this article, we present 5 dishes that you must try during your stay in Italy!

  1. Gnocchi

A very popular dish throughout Italy, made with simple ingredients such as flour, potatoes and eggs. What gives this dish its character are the sauces, of which there are many types: tomato, pesto or cheese. It is definitely worth trying at least one variation of this dish!

2. Spaghetti al pomodoro

A classic that could not be missed here. Pasta in tomato sauce, which we also know from other parts of the world. It’s a simple dish that we can order in the vast majority of restaurants in Italy. But don’t let the simplicity of this dish fool you, the secret of the Italian version of this pasta is the quality of the ingredients, the regional tomatoes and oil, which can definitely surprise you with their richness of flavour.

3 Seafood

Seafood dishes that you can get in Italian restaurants are plentiful. No wonder, after all, most of the country has access to the sea, which makes the seafood here extremely fresh. The abundance of fish and other marine treasures is sure to please your taste buds.

4 Lasagne alla Bolognese

This dish hardly needs to be introduced to anyone, a widely known and loved lasagne. Even if you have tried it somewhere other than Italy itself, it is still worth trying it here. In most good restaurants, the pasta sheets are prepared in-house and the taste of the bolognese sauce, as in previous dishes, may surprise you due to the rich flavour of the regional produce.

5 Pizza

When we say Italian cuisine, the first two things that often come to mind are pasta and pizza. There is a reason why Italy is the cradle of pizza, and of course Naples is the best destination if you are looking for this dish, but you can find it practically anywhere.

The secret of Italian cuisine lies in its flavourful and aromatic regional spices and ingredients. While it’s impossible to try it all during a trip there, we believe the above list will give you a good cross-section of what you can expect from this cuisine and become a good starting point for discovering it in its entirety.

With sailing greetings,
The YACHTIC team

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