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Famous Food in Italy

Updated: May 22, 2021

Italian cuisine has a great variety of different ingredients which are commonly used, ranging from fruits, vegetables, sauces, meats, etc.
Here are the famous dishes in Italy

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Minestrone Soup (vegetable and beans soup)

It is a thick soup made with vegetables, beans and pasta, rice or potatoes.

Common ingredients include onions, celery, carrots, kale or cabbage, and stock.

There is no set recipe for minestrone since it is usually made out of whatever vegetables are in season


Ribollita is a famous Tuscan bread soup, it is made with bread and vegetables.

There are many variations but the main ingredients always include leftover bread, cannellini beans, Lacinato kale, cabbage, and vegetables such as carrot, beans, chard, celery, potatoes, and onion.

Ribollita means "reboiled".


Carpaccio was first served in 1950.

It is a dish of raw meat or fish, sliced thin and served mainly as an appetizer.

The raw beef is sprinkled with oil and thin slices of Parmesan cheese.