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Fascinating Italian Food Facts

Italian food is known and loved the world over! Even so, you may be surprised to learn about these 25 facts about Italian foods!

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Italian Pizza

The most expensive pizza in the world can be found in Salerno, Italy. At a staggering cost of $12,000! Click to learn more...

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Italian Pasta Consumption

The average Italian person consumes around 51.8lb of pasta each year! That's an astounding 1.4 million tons annually in Italy!

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Spaghetti Meatballs

Spaghetti meatballs is a hearty classic favorite! But did you know that this dish is not considered Italian?! Read on for more...

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The Art of Aperitivo

Italians love their drinks, such as Aperol Spritz. Between 7pm - 9pm most Italians head out to enjoy a pre-dinner 'Aperitivo'...

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The Best Cannoli

Believed to have been created somewhere between 827 to 1091 by either nuns or concubines, you simply have to try the best Cannoli in Sicily!

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Tomatoes Were Imported!

Quirky fact, tomatoes were in fact imported to Europe by Spanish explorers and introduced to Italy in and around the mid-1500s!

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Bruschetta

Don't expect to find butter garlic bread in Italy! Instead, Bruschetta is a toasted, drizzled with olive oil and a rub of garlic...

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Modern Tiramìsu

Tiramisu is considered quite modern and believed to have been created in the 60s, although many believe otherwise...

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Italian Food Facts

Learn more about Italian foods, drinks, and desserts on my travel blog  Travel-Boo!