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Italy Roundup: Best Food Edition

by priyanka sen, Let's Go travel

Having spent two summers in Italy, Priyanka Sen of Let's Go Travel has come across a lot of great food. Here are some of her picks of the best eats to be found.


(Photo by Priyanka Sen)

Best gelato: Gelateria del Teatro, Rome. Tucked away in the heart of Centro Storico, only the most worthy can wander the small streets long enough to find this. Try the pistachio. Believe in a merciful God again.

Best granita: Bam Bar, Taormina. Sicily does Sicilian granita the best. No surprises. A little pricier, this artisan granita bar can choose to rack up the bill. Their granite are incredibly smooth and refreshing.

*Best pizza: *Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo, Naples. As the birthplace of Italian pizza, of course Naples wins in the pizza category. Da Michele may be famous but I found their pizzas too burnt and soggy. So go to Sorbillo. Delicious, cheap, life changing.

Best pasta: Antica Focacceria del Massimo, Palermo. Right by Teatro Massimo, this local favorite is always packed during lunchtime because it’s cheap, fresh pastas are easily some of the best in Italy. Try the lasagna. It woos even the toughest critics.

Best panini: All’Antico Vinaio, Florence. One line in Florence that’s definitely worth waiting in. For five euros, get an enormous sandwich made right in front of you and filled with whatever you want. Take that, Uffizi lines.

 

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