The complete companion to Italian culinary culture Whether it's ordering a cappuccino after 11am, using a spoon to twirl your pasta or asking for parmesan on a fish dish, we'll tell you exactly what not to do to avoid looking like an ignorant tourist. Brush up on restaurant etiquette, local customs and what ingredients to expect in Lonely Planet's Eat Italy.
To help you feel prepared for the Italian food scene we'll cover how, when and where to eat, etiquette dos and don'ts, and what classic regional specialties are a must try. You'll find the best places to eat in every region as well as what to order when you're there and how to eat it. If you are looking for an authentic and immersive foodie experience but don't know where to start, Eat Italy is your answer.
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