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Eat like an Italian!

11 Eating out IN ITALY THE OPPORTUNITIES TO INDULGE IN DELICIOUS SWEET AND SAVORY MEDITERRANEAN MORSELS ARE NEVER ENDING! in Italy Breakfast Insisting that breakfast is the most important meal of the day will fall on deaf ears in a country where the vast majority of people set off for work (and even school) on an empty stomach. Something Sweet And Sticky This is when Italians get their main sugar-fix (they're not big on puddings!) Espresso Coffee Cappuccino More so in the morning, but you'll find Italians standing at the bar swigging back shots of The Italian morning drink par excellence. Although you can order a cappuccino at any ---------- espresso at any time of day time of the day, it's rare to see Italians downing the creamy Anytime you like! concoction much after 10am. Only in the morning and never after dinner What to eat A typical Italian meal is comprised of 1. . Antipasto When To Eat starter 12.30 - 14.3O lunch is still the main meal of the day and restaurants stay open well into Primo 2. usually pasta or rice the afternoon 20.00 - 23.00 few places will be ready to serve eve- ning meals much before 20.00 - except in tourist towns Secondo 3. meat or fish 4. Eat your greens! Dolce dessert it's worth remembering that salad and vegetables usually need to be ordered as a side dish Where to eat Traditional Italian eateries are divided into 4 main categories Y1 Trattoria: Osteria: Pizzeria: Ristorante: For generous portions of tra- ditional, home cooking, Much like a trattoria - only the wine is usually better Pizzerias serve, yes, you If you want the full works, go guessed it: pizza! to a ristorante. choose a trattoria When to tip Child friendly? Service is already included (under the 'coperto'), so, unless your waiter has made an extra effort, don't feel you have to tip. Italians love kids, but that doesn't necessar- ily mean the restaurant will have a high chair, baby changing facilities or a kids menu, so if these are important for you... check first! Strapped for cash? If you're on a budget, there are plenty of cheap eating options: pizza slices, panini, chestnuts, fried rice balls, the list of delicious street food is endless. made with O by Ptaly traveller SIL)

Eat like an Italian!

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