Italy Food Tours

Italy Food Tours

Italy is a dream travel destination that prides itself on having it all. Unparalleled cultural heritage? Check. Numerous world-famous sights? Check. Incredible scenery? Check again. And when it comes to the mouth-watering national cuisine, Italy is second to none. The country is home to numerous gastronomical delights, known and loved all around the globe. They include such iconic foods as pizza, lasagna, Florentine steak, risotto, carbonara, to name a few. The traditional Italian cuisine offers you a lot to explore, and it's no surprise that cooking tours in Italy can be found on top of the travel bucket list of any gourmet. And the best part is that most of the traditional Italian recipes are much simpler than you think! If you are as excited about the delicious Italian delicacies as we are, check out our list of the best Italian itineraries by Firebird. Stay assured, every itinerary features cooking masterclasses with the professional chefs so you can bring to life the authentic tastes of Italy in the comfort of your home kitchen once you return after the trip.

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Treat yourself to the world-famous Italian cuisine, tasty wine, and cheese while enjoying an Italy food tour. Our Italy food tours are planned by the best destination experts and include smooth logistics, rich sightseeing, centrally located hotels, and local professional guides. Be prepared to see the must-visit places, as well as to immerse into mouthwatering food and drinks. Read the essential food & drinks to try in Italy and tips for eating in Italian restaurants for more inspiration.

Essential Food & Drinks to Try in Italy

  • Rigatoni Carbonara, Rome
  • Pizza al Taglio, Rome
  • Sparkling wine & Spritz, Venice
  • Florentine steak, Florence
  • Risotto, Milan
  • Pasta allla Norma, Palermo
  • Arancine, Palermo
  • Castelmola Almond Wine, Taormina
  • Cannoli, Syracuse
 

Tips for Eating in Italian Restaurants

  • Most Italian restaurants are open from 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. for lunch and from 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. for dinner
  • In some Italian restaurants, tips are added to your bill. If your bill has "servizio," you don't need to tip. If no service charge has been added to your bill, you can tip 5-10% of your bill
  • Most Italian restaurants don't split bills
  • If you want a bill, you have to ask for a waiter to bring it. Use the phrase “il conto dettagliato” or ““il conto lungo“
  • Learn some basic Italian phrases. Locals will appreciate it, and it might help you to order food
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