Italy has some of the sweetest delicacies that have a deep origin as the recipes are passed on from generation to generation. These dishes are specially prepared by chefs who are keen on sustaining this deep culture and any time you get to a place where they are prepared, tasting them is not an option.

Here are some of the top 5 foods that were invented by Italians

Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita has a unique thin crust that looks like baked pita when it comes to its taste and texture. A special sauce that is uniquely prepared from basil and cheese accompanies each pizza serving. Thought the pizza sounds simple the unique taste will make you keep coming back for more.

Ossobuco Alla Milanese

This can be translated to mean ‘a hallowed bone preparation of milan’. The dish can be found in all joints that are frequented by meat lovers and is made from various ingredients that make is a meal on its own. Whenever you get to an Italian restaurant, this is one of the delicacies you do not want to miss.


This is Italian pasta made by putting several alternating layers of cheese, sauce, meat slices, and pasta sheets. The delicacy is prepared in different ways and this means you will get a different version based on the restaurant chosen. You can, however, be assured that whatever version of this meal you will be taking, it will be mouth-watering.


This is a traditional thickened soup that is made from seasoned vegetables, cannellini beans, and crusty bread. This means can be taken either during the midday meal or at dinner and the taste is irresistible. You can use a fork to take this delicacy.

Arancini or ‘little oranges’

Arancini is made from precooked Arborio rice which is shaped into small balls, then coated with breadcrumbs. The balls also have additional ingredients such as mozzarella, cheeses, ragu sauces, and some meat. Always remember to cut the balls open before taking a bite as the inner part could be very hot.

Italy is rich in amazing delicacies and every time you come to an Italian restaurant, ask for their specialty. You will never go wrong with Italian meals!