If you are wanting to make a bucket list of the foods to try in Italy, we’ve got a few suggestions for you! Here’s our list of the top 10 italian dishes you must eat in Rome with kids.
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These top 10 italian dishes may add a few happy kilos to your frame but we believe those kilos are worth every bite!
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You could spend a whole family vacation in Rome just searching out Rome foods to try. Forget the Colosseum, the Vatican, and the Trevi Fountain – eating Italian food is just as good a reason to visit this archelogical wonder of a city. These foods to try in Rome are just a tiny sample of a much bigger to-do foodie list. You can eat yourself silly in Rome!
1. Eat Our Favorite Food in Rome
Pizza – It’s our number one. We believe eating pizza in Rome should be the prerequisite for gaining you an extra special stamp in your passport. Try our favourite – the Four Cheese Pizza. Failing that, a Pizza Roma (tomato, mozzarella, capers and anchovies) is mouth watering too. Click here to find directions to our best pizza shop in Rome?
2. Devour a scoop or three of Italian Gelati
Gelati is a world famous Italian food, and for less than 2 Euro per scoop, it’s easy to sample your own favourite flavours.
3. Polish off a plate of Spaghetti
Italy is one of the easiest countries in the world to take the kids, simply because the kids will eat almost everything. Pasta (and Pizza) bars are also an affordable option for family meals on holiday. The servings are super generous in Rome, and two kids can easily share a meal too, saving precious pennies for entry fees and more gelati! Kids LOVE the little star-shaped pasta called Stelline.
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4. Munch on ALL the cheese.
The list of cheeses available in Rome is mind boggling. Be sure to step out of your comfort zone and eat stuff you wouldn’t normally find. A combination lunch of fresh cheese and crusty bread is proof there’s a God.
5. Chomp on Fresh Bread
Take your pick at any Italian bakery. Try Focaccia, Crostini, Ciabata, Ciriola, Pane Rustico, or Rosetta. Or do DIY Bruschetta by toasting bread slices and covering it with a combo of garlic, tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper.
6. Demolish a Calzone
This is a mound of folded over dough stuffed with ricotta, tomato, mozzarella, ham or salami, and parmesan cheese. Need we say more?
7. Risotto Rice
There’s tonnes of risotto flavours and combinations in Rome. Take your pick, and do remember the grated parmesan!
8. Feast on Nutella EVERYTHING.
Nutella is an authentic Italian food in Rome too. In our eyes, Nutella might even be THE National Dish of Italy? It’s definitely an ingredient in many Italian snacks. Nutella, the brand of sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread, was first made by the Italian company, Ferrero, back in 1964 and a giant jar of the stuff brings a sparkle to every kid’s eyes. In Rome, you can buy nutella gelati, nutella calzone, nutella pizza, nutella tiramisu, nutella cannolo (cannoli), nutella tarts, and nutella croissants!
9. Snack on a Warm Crepe.
Filled with nutella of course. The perfect mid-afternoon snack for hungry kids.
10. Consume Italian Hot Chocolate at least once a day
Once is not enough when it comes to Italian Hot chocolate. If there’s one Italian food or drink I’d love to add to my ‘Last Supper’, it is this. Eat it. Don’t even bother trying to drink it.
Seriously, are these not THE Top 10 Italian Dishes to eat in Rome? BUT, we know. You want to add to our list too! Leave a comment below and we’ll grow this list further together!
“The trouble with eating Italian food is that two or three days later you’re hungry again”.
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