Don't worry, I didn't forget to document the many culinary delights we encountered in Italy. We attempted to stay away from any place that catered too much to tourists, as those establishments tend to have less delicious fare (just like anywhere else). With the help of personal recommendations and preferred guide books, we had many memorable meals.
Pasta alla carbonara in Rome
Spaghetti con ragú alla bolognese...pretty much my favorite food ever. Italy didn't disappoint.
How our plates looked after every meal
Pizza in Florence. The globs of mozzarella don't lie - Italy does pizza right.
The set-up of our "splurge" meal in Florence at Osteria di Giovanni
Chickpea salad, a complimentary starter at Osteria di Giovanni
Bistecca alla Fiorentina...the ultimate porterhouse steak
Braised rabbit with greens...Yeah, that's right, bunny is delicious!
Indulgent panna cotta
"Cicchetti" in Venice, a sampler of sorts, featuring seafood appetizers - octopus salad, prawns, crab salad, and sardines
A new favorite found both in Croatia and Italy - squid or cuttlefish ink sauce over pasta. It tastes salty and buttery and is absolutely divine.
Mary and I enjoying our new favorite pasta in Venice
In Milan, ossobuco with risotto alla milanese
Grilled tomino cheese (which I have been unable to find at home) with zucchini and eggplant