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
The gastronomic culture of the country is a reflection of its character. And if the inhabitants of one country fell in love and embraced the culinary traditions of another, then the temperament coincided, so they found something united, uniting the peoples. It so happened with Italian cuisine in Russia. We can no longer imagine how we used to live without pizza and pasta, tiramisu and Caprese salad. The Russian consumer is so fond of these dishes that nobody is surprised at the opening of endless pizzerias and national restaurants. The problem, however, is that quantity does not go into quality in any way, and the main thing in this matter is absolute authenticity. You must admit that almost anyone can cook pasta in a navy manner or make a vegetable pie. But to make Carbonara or Bolognese pasta and bake Margarita pizza, yes, by all rules – the favorites. And it’s good if most of them work in the kitchen of your establishment. Continue reading