sometimes they don’t
Italian food is very popular all over the world. Great Britain is no exception, including thanks to the prosperous community of Italian immigrants formed in the XVIII century.
The first Italian restaurant recorded in the sources opened in London, on Leicester Square, in 1803, and as more Italians moved to the capital of Great Britain, more and more establishments appeared here. At the beginning of the XIX century. a wave of Italian immigrants came to London to form “little Italy” in the Clerkenwell area. Today in the UK there are more than 5,000 Italian restaurants, Italian cuisine is very popular. A study by Allegra Strategies, a leading hospitality industry consulting company, found Italian cuisine to be second most popular in the UK, second only to British cuisine. Continue reading
In Italy, it’s not expensive = tasty. More often the opposite. If possible, always ask the locals where they eat and go to local establishments.
If you want a normally tasty meal in Italy, then you better learn the name of the main dishes and products in Italian.
Cafes and restaurants that have menus in English or Russian are designed for tourists. There is a good chance that the food there is so-so
We were faced with the fact that the prices in the menu in Italian were lower than for the same dishes in the menu in English.
Check the final invoice amount. There was a precedent when we added a couple of euros to the price indicated in the menu. When they pointed out the error to the waitress, they returned the money. This is a trifle, but still unpleasant. Continue reading