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Eat like an Italian: FAQ

There is a lot of useful information that can help tourists who want to eat at an Italian ristorante or pizzeria. For example, it’s advisable to reserve a table, it’s not necessary to leave a tip, it’s possible to smoke inside the restaurant only if there is a specified smoking area, it’s usually possible to pay the bill by credit/debit cards, etc. Here follows useful information that can be helpful to tourists that come to Italy and want to eat at an Italian ristorante (“restaurant”)

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Eat like an Italian: meal times

Usually Italians have breakfast between 7 a.m. and 9.30 a.m., lunch between 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m., and dinner between 7.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.. The majority of Italian restaurants/pizzerias, etc., respect these hours and, therefore, will stop serving food after 2.30/3 p.m. and again after 11.30 p.m. Supermarkets and local food stores are generally open from 8/9 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Some of them close during lunch break and Sundays. Take-away shops (pizza, gourmet sandwiches, kebab, etc.,) are usually open from 12.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Bars (sandwiches, snacks,

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Eat like an Italian: breakfast

The majority of Italians love to have breakfast at a “bar”, pastry shop, or at home! A classic Italian breakfast at a “bar” or pastry shop is caffè espresso (or cappuccino) and croissant. At an Italian home you will probably find cookies, croissants, toasted bread with jam, bread with nutella or jam, cereal, yogurt, pastries, or fruit, a glass of fruit juice or milk, and of course caffè espresso, cappuccino, or tea!! If you go to a bar or pastry shop, make sure you have a

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