Comically, some of Europe’s best Spanish restaurants are actually located in Italy. While Italian food is indeed good, Spanish food is better. Because of Italy’s large number of Spanish restaurants (and because of how good the Spanish food is there), it is common for travelers to visit the nation for the sole purpose of sampling authentic and delicious Spanish cuisine.
If you want to try Spanish food in Italy (or if you are just there and are craving it), then this post will tell you four things that you need to know.
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Rome is Italy’s capital city. As is the case with all European capitals, Rome is vibrant, diverse, and multicultural. There are various Spanish restaurants in the city. Some of Italy’s best Spanish restaurants are actually located there. However, before visiting, it is a good idea to do a little bit of online research, read some guides, and find out the addresses of the city’s best Spanish eateries. It is also worth noting that there are some very delicious street food spots in the city that you should consider checking out, so don’t just stick exclusively to restaurants.
Before you can confidently walk into a Spanish restaurant, however, it’s a good idea to take the time to learn the language (or at least a little bit of it). Ordering in a Spanish restaurant when you can’t speak the language well can be very awkward. Thankfully, it’s easy to learn. All you have to do is take a Spanish class, which you can do in person or online. If you have a passion for Spanish cooking, then learning the language will make you feel a lot more confident when you are ordering. It will also make it easier for you to understand what you are ordering, too.
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As mentioned previously, before visiting Rome, you should conduct online research. However, Rome isn’t the only place in Italy where you can find good Spanish food. No matter where you are visiting, you should be able to find restaurants serving food from Spain. The best way to find them is to conduct extensive online research and read reviews. A restaurant’s reviews will tell you whether or not it’s worth visiting. You should always read reviews before going somewhere. If a restaurant’s reviews are consistently bad, then you should avoid it.
In Italy, there are a number of Spanish communities, and neighborhoods inhabited exclusively by Spanish people or their descendants. If you want to find the most delicious and authentic food, then it is a good idea to find such places, and then eat in the restaurants found there. Again, you should take some time to learn Spanish so that you can communicate with the residents of these places, get dish recommendations, and just generally be polite. Italy shares a maritime border with Spain, so if you are interested in visiting the nation after your trip to Italy concludes, you could charter a boat there.
Spain is a nation known all over the world for its delicious food. If you are a fan of Spanish cuisine, then learning the language is essential. Surprisingly, Italy is one of the best places in Europe to try Spanish cooking, so be sure to visit there if you want to try authentic food.