If there’s one thing that you should know about Italy by now, it’s that every corner is packed to the brim with original recipes. After all, Italy is the heart of its own set of cuisines! If you’ve ever planned on taking a trip there before, you’ll likely want to hit up the best areas for delicious food. With so many different recipes hailing from different parts of the country, is there any one region that is superior for Italian cuisine? This is a harder question to answer than you might think; we break down some of the top regions of Italy below!
If you’ve ever looked into the history of some of Assaggio’s menu items, you’ll notice a striking similarity amongst a few of the most noteworthy recipes. The biggest thing to note is that a wide variety of notorious Italian cuisines derived their origins from Sicily! The most notorious recipe that you can find in the area is the cannoli, which has catapulted to fame in Italy and beyond. The region is also home to a variety of different pasta dishes. Not everything in Sicily is designed to give you a sugar rush!
If Sicily is Italy’s region for delicious desserts, then Campania plays the same role with their pizza recipes. Any pizza recipe you find can be traced back to Campania, as it’s actually the birthplace of pizza! Otherwise, the region became noteworthy for its collection of poverty cuisine, which is thanks to the lack of ingredients that Campania had access to in its infancy. If you go to Campania, make sure to try their cuoppo! These are bite-sized foods in a cup that vary depending on where in the region you end up.
If you were to ask anyone native to Massachusetts what the food center of the state is, they’d probably give the North End as their answer. If you’re curious as to what Italy’s counterpart to that is, look no further than Emilia-Romagna! As there are in many of Italy’s other regions, Emilia-Romagna has a staple of its own in tortellini. Ragu Bolognese is another great staple that can be found in menus all over the region. The region is home to a variety of unique pasta dishes in addition to these two staples.
Italian Cuisine at Assaggio
You don’t need to travel to all the regions of Italy in order to experience fantastic Italian cuisine! Assaggio brings the best of every region’s cuisines and cocktails together in one setting. Our selection of delicacies will transport your taste buds right to the heart of the country. To experience this for yourself in Boston, click here to make a reservation with us!