Food and Tradition Italian Style
Everything You Need to Know If You Want To Experience The Real Thing

Eggs, bacon and sausage - fuggedaboudit! In Italy you can only get those in hotels that cater to Americans. Cappuccino and brioches are one of the few 'legal' options. Even McDonald's in Italy serves cappuccino for breakfast.

A Typical Lunch or Dinner

The following courses are included in a typical lunch or dinner.

Lunch and Dinner Rules


White wine goes with fish. Red wine goes with meat. White wine is traditionally chilled, red wine (except for sparkling red) is traditionally not chilled.

Drinking Age

There is no drinking age in Italy! In fact, Italians believe that discouraging underage drinking only leads to binge drinking. But when in America, they do as Americans do.

Read more about the history of Italian cuisine here.


Check out the history of pizza here.

Find authentic Italian recipes here.

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