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Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.

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My God, you must be so poor and jinxed if you only ate pasta and pizza. Maybe not even moving your heavy asses from your little towns and villages in Arkansas or something. So please, make an effort, if you go to Italy try to have a lunch in a REAL Italian restaurant, at least once in your life! All the rest is McDonald, oily cheap American pizzerias, or some of your creepy courses with squirrel, andouille and rice...

Italian food is my all time favorite, out of many different cuisines that I like. I don't think I have tired anything Italian that I don't like.

I don't think people should vote for their own country, if they were not allowed to this list would be less biased. That being said, I think American food gets a bad reputation because most people outside the country have probably only tried fast food. Of course that is junk, but if you know where to look there are many regional cuisines in the USA that you would probably like and even some that are healthy.

I just made a really good meal last night with trout fish, with a side of wild rice and string beans/slivered almonds-at least 98% American and 100% delicious (according to my wife at least) and even healthy. Then there is barbecue, cajun, regional seafood dishes and many other things you probably don't know about. Big Macs are not the only thing Americans know how to make.

Firstly, I am Italian and I love our Italian food. I wont say it is the best one out there because I personally love many other types of cuisine. Reading some of the comments here I got really upset, because saying the Italian cuisine is just pasta and pizza is like saying that the US population is made just by white Americans. Its just bull. I live in the north of Italy and we eat pasta and pizza just one day a week. We have some of the best fishes and meet you can find out there and there is huge diversity of vegetables and cheese, not speaking of rice and cereals. Just to give you an example good quality Chinese restaurants and supermarkets buy their rice from Italy. It isn't the best country in the world but at least just don't say no-sense bull over our food, because there are very few cuisines that can be compared to the diversity of the Italian one. - generalegelatina

Even in United States the dishes are more various than in Italy.
Food from a lot of different countries make US one of the best for eating fresh and organics food like in France.

Italian food is so good there's pizza, spaghetti and lots of other good food! But I do love tacos from Mexico they got it right! Just like the Italians I'm also Italian!

As time goes on I keep learning about new and unique tasty Italian dishes. It has an incredible diversity of very delicious dishes. It's got light and fresh up to rich and hearty and everything in between. I have figured out why Italian is so good, it is not spicy. The fresh ingredients are what you taste and not the spices. A few spices only accentuate the food. It is not dominated by a taste of certain spices. But rather the food itself speaks to you, the texture, the freshness, the quality of ingredients, etc. It seems as though most of Italian food not only taps into our basic human cravings, but has this comforting "lunch at grandma's on a Sunday afternoon" feeling that accentuates and reflects the warmth of the Italian culture.

I'm Spanish and personally don't really like the Italian dishes but objectively they should be lower into that list.

When will this website enter the new millennium and finally start using a registration-only comment system? I'm tired of the same analphabetic idiot who posts the same anti-Italian comments wherever Italy is in the top ten and then spends his sad days voting them up. For how mentally disturbed he surely must be, the most unacceptable thing is that he can continue doing this because the moderators do nothing about it.

To my knowledge there's no (civilized) website that still allows anonymous comments, all require either registered or social media accounts.

We have been in Italy for our weeding it was a disaster.
We are not used to eat Italian food, and they were not able to cook something else, some more tasty and more pleasant dishes.
Idem for finding restaurant not offering this Italian food, this country is definitively not like the other countries in western Europe.
If you come from a country like ours (Taiwan), we recommend you better to go to other western European country for food but also for the rest, because Italian people are not so nice with tourists.
It should be also mentioned in touristic guides that Italy is like so closed people and way of life.
Sincerely.
Liu Chiu-long.

Italy really deserves to be at the number 1. Italian food makes the vast majority of the world population happy about its taste. A lot of people like Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Japanese and so on food but when it comes to Italian food the percentage of the world population that likes this food is much higher than the one related to other cuisines. Italians with their personalities have managed to make the Italian food the greatest success among all the other cuisine. Just like the Roman Empire that has created the civilized West that we all now enjoy Italy is the world leader cuisine. If you for example think about pizza you find out that if you travel the world you will see that nowadays anybody makes pizzas anybody from any religion to any race and to any kind of person in this world. You will see Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Mexicans, Americans, british, Brazilians and so on making pizzas in their shops. Italy well deserves the TOP. - wilsonjohn - wilsonjohn

I'm in love with Italian food! I can also say that it has variety from 10.000 kinds of spaghetti and pizza also sea food. I've eaten there a pizza and it only had tomatoes and mozzarella it was the best I could ever imagine it's awesome! And also let's face it everyone like Italian food!

Italian food is so good there's pizza, spaghetti and lots of other good food! But I do love tacos from Mexico they got it right! Just like the Italians I'm also Italian!

Best food for the pizza everything it is the best in the world not Mexico.

Hell yeah! Who doesn't love spaghetti?

I personally think the food is disgusting. Deserts are bloody good though.

Unquestionably the greatest food on Earth. This beautiful peninsula has produced the most variety of cheeses, grapes and olives. The most variety of dishes than any nation ranging from the spicy dishes of the south to the earthy dishes of the north. Also surrounded by water in every direction, producing some of the very best seafood anywhere.

Versatility; no other nation has it the way Italy does.

On another note, Italy gave birth to haute cuisine in France as well. Not to mention they gave birth to the best ways to make coffee.

No comparison, Italy wins this hands down.

Italy best food for the pizza everything it is the best in the world not Mexico.

You got to be kidding me with that , right?

Being so lucky to travel in one of the most important and culturally influential countries in the world, with one of the most appreciated cuisine in the world, and then going in search of a McDonald's is a true abomination, as well as a demonstration of an abysmal ignorance. Some people should not travel the world. However, if you really want to poison yourself with that piece of crap, Rome has more than thirty McDonald, Florence has ten, even Venice has two McDonald... Enjoy!

Here in Switzerland we have lots of Italians who immigrated with us for the last 150 years.

Each year and that for generations most of them, and by entire families are returning back to their own country (Italy). That shows how much they are not integrated and how much they do not want to really stayed in Switzerland. Those people do not give any added value to our country. They just refuse to be pure Swiss.

And we guess that this stupid and arrogant way to do is not only visible in Switzerland but also in major countries where they have migrated all along the ages.

So they just come with their food pizza and pasta, eat just that and never try to tend to be Swiss.

Most of other migrants from Asia, Africa and South-America for example are much more respectable people and therefore much to be respected.

And Italians will never accept in their own country someone doing the same as they are doing.

For this reason Italians are very racist, in ...more

Number 1, you are pulling our legs?

The Italian diaspora is strong here and everywhere, it's the only way they have to exist.
Really comparing food from Japan, USA, Thailand, China, France, Spain etc with bad Italian quality and real basic food, that said a lot on certain behaviors.

Italian are even not able to cook a nice Burger.

Nothing TOPS a great American style hamburger! NOTHING!

Italy you said?

Dirty, dark, chaotic, noisy, outdated, aging, obsolete, overpriced. Hotel offers are among the most expensive and the stars mean here nothing, a palace in Rome, and Italy as a matter of fact, is really less comfortable than a basic Holidays In. Food are just basic and impossible to east Indian, Japanese (Asian in general), or even other from European areas. Therefore at the end we cut our stay to visit some other better European countries. And also main point, Italian people are extremely unfriendly.

ITALY really deserves to be at the number 1. Italian food makes the vast majority of the world population happy about its taste. A lot of people like indian, chinese, mexican, japanese and so on food but when it comes to Italian food the percentage of the world population that likes this food is much higher than the one related to other cuisines. Italians with their personalities have managed to make the Italian food the greatest success among all the other cuisine. Just like the Roman Empire that has created the civilized West that we all now enjoy ITALY is a world leader cuisine. If you for example think about pizza you find out that if you travel the world you will see that nowadays anybody makes pizzas anybody from any religion to any race and kind in this world. You will see japanese, indian, chinese, mexicans and so on making pizzas in their shops. ITALY well deserve the TOP. - wilsonjohn

Italy country with best food?

Are you pulling our legs?
- NO or really rare MCDONALD'S with and very bad taste,
- NO STARBUCKS! (Only Italian coffee, where you have to drink 28 cups to have the real American coffee)..
- NO PIZZA HUT, only those ridiculous thin pizza without anything on,
- NO KFC, and impossible to eat a real beef meat or nice chicken,
And so..

It is really better to go in countries around in Europe they serve you everything including PIZZAS AND PASTA...

Pizza and pasta or pasta and pizza what else?

A) Pasta is Chinese not at all Italian, Italians have just stolen the concept but not the quality.

B} Pizza has its origins in central Asia, same story than pasta.

They will say ice cream. Ice cream Italian: "A frozen mixture of milk and rice was used in China around 200 because"

C) Coffee, espresso is a drop of liquid they called coffee in a small cup, if you put sugar in it, the coffee is totally absorb by the sugar, at the end, they claim everywhere "We Italian people, we make the best coffee of the world". Meaning the rest of the world (more than 7 billions people) are drinking some kind of piss...

D) Nutella, yes that is Italian it is made of 72% of fat and sugar, for this reason Italy has now the highest level of obesity for kids in Europe.

So thanks to Italy for the country of liars.

God bless America.

I'm from Rwanda and I traveled for 27 years all over the world. I dislike Italian food because of its lack of diversity and modernity! I've eaten almost all kinds of pasta and pizza when I was working there and after 3 weeks I was so fed up! I really wanted to eat something else but they are so far to be good cookers, that they are pretty unable to prepare some other food correctly. Fortunately I have some Spanish friends who cooked me real cuisine. And I would like to say that Italian people are unpleasant people I have ever met.

Far from this old-fashioned, outdated country names Italy, I feel better.

I am from Italy and I love true Italian food. Wine is made homemade by barehand... ummm.. well, feet. In restaurants they serve some stuff with mashed potatoes and say that the potatoes are from Italian cuisine but mashed potatoes are Pennsylvania dutch food. What is missing is they make sautéed red peppers w/ peeled boiled tomatoes that were small and add butter, salt, pepper, garlic, and wine. they would sauté I for a while and eat it with baked chicken or pork chops.

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