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11 Italian Foods They Won't Eat In Italy

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Ashlyn Heller of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 12: Mama mia! Does America ruin everything? The Italians would say so. Italy is world-famous for its cuisine. From fresh fish to incredible wine, the country has the perfect recipes for delicious food. Nowadays, you can get Italian food all over the globe, but did you know that what you're eating might not be the real deal? Americans, in particular, are guilty of putting major twists on traditional Italian cuisine—and by twists, we mean completely making up our dishes and labeling them "Italian." The worst part? In traditional American fashion, most of these dishes are way heavier, way saltier, and way larger in portion size than traditional Italian food. Italians would never touch this stuff, so why do we? Maybe it's because some of your favorite, beloved "Italian" dishes are on this list.You've been warned—we're going to break your heart a little. Read on to find out the 11 Italian foods you won't find in Italy! And while you're here, don't miss the Chinese Restaurant Entreés They Won't Eat in China.

11 Italian Foods They Won't Eat In Italy

Mama mia! Does America ruin everything? The Italians would say so. Italy is world-famous for its cuisine. From fresh fish to incredible wine, the country has the perfect recipes for delicious food. Nowadays, you can get Italian food all over the globe, but did you know that what you're eating might not be the real deal? Americans, in particular, are guilty of putting major twists on traditional Italian cuisine—and by twists, we mean completely making up our dishes and labeling them "Italian." The worst part? In traditional American fashion, most of these dishes are way heavier, way saltier, and way larger in portion size than traditional Italian food. Italians would never touch this stuff, so why do we? Maybe it's because some of your favorite, beloved "Italian" dishes are on this list.

You've been warned—we're going to break your heart a little. Read on to find out the 11 Italian foods you won't find in Italy! And while you're here, don't miss the Chinese Restaurant Entreés They Won't Eat in China.

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