Italy has one of the world's most loved and known kitchens. A traditional Italian menu could consist of hot or cold appetizers, followed by a first course that usually consists of a hot dish like pasta, risotto, gnocchi, polenta or soup. The main dish is usually fish or meat; traditionally veal, pork and chicken are the most commonly used meats. Side dishes may consist of a salad or cooked vegetables. Cheese and fruits are the first dessert, usually served together, followed by dessert such as cakes and cookies. Finally the coffee is served, and maybe a liqueur. Italy is a producer of some of the worlds finest wines, and they know how to make a good cup of coffee too.
The typical Italian dish, spaghetti Bolognese
Pasta with tomatoes and cheese
Starter consisting of quiche and meatballs
An empty cup of espresso
Wines on display in an Italian restaurant
Two pieces of Italian cheese