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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...

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

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 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.

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!

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.

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

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.

Nothing TOPS a great American style hamburger! NOTHING!

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

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

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

You got to be kidding me with that , right?

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.

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.

Italian are even not able to cook a nice Burger.

Pizza in Italy are just inedible, unpalatable only in the US or UK we know what is a do good pizza plenty of tastes and ingredients.

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

What a big joke we found here. Real intox, never heard Italy number 1. I've been there to work (difficult to work there with them..). Anyway, it is the country of no taste, the country of poor choice, the country of the NOWHERE FOOD.
Pizza right but American PIZZA.
Pasta right but China (or AsiaN) PASTA.

But Italy... Out of this game.

Sorry, but you have to admit that a country which is offering in restaurants only pasta and pizza cannot be on the top on this list, it is just unbelievable.

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?

Just some words to qualify food in Italy:

Nasty, horrible, untasty, not various, poor, unpleasant and old fashion restaurants with arrogant owners and waiters.

Compare to US where you have plenty different cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Thai, African Countries etc.. Etc..

In Italy you find only Italian food, it's so depressing that is better to go around in Austria, Germany, France etc.

But avoid this country which must be No 3456.

US have chinese japanese... this doesn't count, they're not your real cousins. - DaisyandRosalina

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.

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.

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

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