Often needing no introduction, food from Italy has an emphasis on simplicity and is known throughout the world! With culinary dishes such as pizza, pasta, osso bucco, gelato, and more, Italian food is a mainstay on many tables.
Are you a frequent consumer of traditional Italian dishes? Then go ahead and test your knowledge in our quiz about Italian food and see how you do. (Or if you want to brush up on the facts first, check out this article about food from Italy.) Make sure to login to get your score on the leaderboard!
20 Questions: Food From Italy
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It’s no secret that pizza was invented in Italy! But in what city?
Gelato is Italian for ice cream, but it is also quite different from traditional ice cream due for a few reasons. Which of the following is NOT one of those reasons?
What is the most popular cheese in Italy?
Pesto – that delicious sauce made from basil, pine nuts, parmesan, and olive oil – comes from which region of Italy?
Tiramisu is a modern dessert developed in the Veneto region in the 1970s. What does the name translate to?
Despite its popularity all over the world, bolognese sauce is never paired with spaghetti in Italy. What shape of pasta is typically eaten with bolognese in Italy?
Which one of the following is NOT a typical Sicilian dish?
This lemon-y Italian liqueur will have you dreaming of watching the sunset on the Amalfi coast. What is it?
What is an aperitivo?
Which region of Italy invented cannoli?
The word for one of Italy’s most beloved pastas, gnocchi, translates to:
Italy is the country with the highest variety of ___________ in the world.
You will not find Italians consuming this anytime after morning.
What is NOT an ingredient used in making traditional Italian carbonara?
This dish from northern Italy is made by roasting rice with fat and onion before adding broth, a little bit at a time.
True or False? Italy is the biggest wine producer in the world.
True or False? Tortellini originated in the Tuscany region of Italy.
True or False? Ossobucco is typically made with oxtail.
True or False? Bread made in Tuscany typically tastes different than bread from other regions because it is made without salt.
True or False? Italian Wedding Soup isn’t actually a thing in Italy.