Che buono! Famous Italian food and where does it come from

Che buono! Famous Italian food and where does it come from

We all love Italian cuisine: good pasta with some red wine, followed by a slice of tiramisu. But do you know the history of those dishes? Let’s have a look at the most famous Italian food!

Margherita Pizza

Margherita Pizza is said to have been created in honour of Queen Margherita of Savoy in the late 19th century. A traditional pairing for Margherita Pizza is a crisp Italian beer, such as Peroni or Moretti.

Carbonara Pasta

The origin of Carbonara Pasta is a matter of debate, but it is thought to have originated in the Lazio region of Italy. A dry white wine, such as Frascati or Pinot Grigio, complements the creamy flavors of Carbonara pasta.

*chef’s kiss* A hearty plate of carbonara and I’m in heaven. Photo by Raphael Nogueira on Unsplash.

Life is a combination of magic and pasta.

Federico Fellini

Osso Buco

Osso Buco is a traditional dish from Milan that dates back to the 19th century. A full-bodied red wine, such as Chianti or Barolo, is a good choice to pair with Osso Buco, as the richness of the dish can handle the bold flavours of the wine.


Lasagna is a layered pasta dish that has been enjoyed in Italy for centuries. A light red wine, such as a Valpolicella or a Montepulciano, goes well with Lasagna as it can complement the tomato sauce and balance the richness of the cheese.


Tiramisu is a relatively recent addition to Italian cuisine, originating in the Veneto region in the mid-20th century. A shot of espresso is the traditional pairing for Tiramisu, as the strong coffee flavors balance the sweetness of the dessert.

The ultimate king of desserts: tiramisu. Photo by
Lynda Kechiche on Unsplash.

Which one is your favourite?

Wise Robin Editor is a lifestyle site where we share health and lifestyle tips, articles, sustainability ideas, food and travel experiences, technology insights, and business advice. Our goal is to make your life easier and more fulfilling.