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Eating in italy

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Eating in italy

I eat clean/paleo and am wondering how to go about ordering meals in a restaurant when I don't eat breads pasta. And how easy it is to do grocerie shopping.

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1. Re: Eating in italy

You should have no problem. Just order a meat dish and a veggie side - like you do at home.

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2. Re: Eating in italy

This post will be helpful:

walksofitaly.com/blog/food-and-wine/dining-i…

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3. Re: Eating in italy

For groceries, you will find both corner stores and supermarkets wherever you go.

In restaurants, you will find the menu is divided in a number of sections: Antipasti (appetizers), Primi (starters), Pasta, Pizza (not all restaurants), Secondi (main courses), Contourni (side plates to have with the main), and Dolce (sweets). Just ignore the Pasta section of the menu.

Italian food in Italy is not the same as "Italian food" in Australia.

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4. Re: Eating in italy

Let's not forget risotto! If you can eat rice this is a good option too.

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5. Re: Eating in italy

Remember that in Italy if you order a 'secondi' of meat or fish you get JUST that - meat, or fish. You need to order side dishes (contorni) of salad (insalate) or vegetables (verdure) separately. Which seems like the perfect thing for your dietary needs.

Most restaurants will automatically put bread on your table - you don't have to eat it - but it's normal for them to add between €1 and €2 as 'pane e coperti' to the bill as a cover charge - don't expect them to remove this if you don't eat the bread!

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6. Re: Eating in italy

In Lazio (Rome and the surrounding area) "pane e coperto" is not allowed. If you do not want the bread, wave it away when it is offered and you will not be charged. Elsewhere in Italy, you will have to pay whether or not you eat the bread.

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