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25 Best Italian Menu Templates and Ideas (PSD, PDF)

By taste, by freshness, by popularity, because it fills us with memories of travel and childhood because it likes almost everyone. Italy has one of the richest cuisines in the world. Over the centuries, this beautiful country has collected not only important moments of history. But also several important recipes for Western culture.

Therefore, today we bring you 15 different Italian Menu Templates and famous Italian dishes that you must know.

Famous dishes of Italian Cuisine

Following are some of the renowned dishes on the Italian menu:

Dishes with bread


Did you know that there was a time when the Queen of Italy banned pizza, but of course, it was and is so delicious that even King Ferdinand himself could not abide by the Queen’s order, it is said that years later she dared to confess her taste for pizza and that is how this recipe became a success!

The origin of the pizza has a lot to do with bread in Italy. Since ancient Rome, it was customary to make bread circularly and cut it into portions. Years later, other ingredients such as tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese would be added to this flour dough, but today pizza accepts a wide variety of ingredients such as fruits, meat vegetables, fish, seafood, and cold cuts.

It is probably the most popular dish of Italian gastronomy. This enriched variant of bread has its origins in the Naples of the seventeenth century, where it began to be made as we enjoy it today. However, we would have to wait until the end of the 19th century for the cheese to be added (our favorite ingredient).

In Grosso mode, there are two types of pizzas on the Italian menu: Neapolitan and Roman. The first is made with a more hydrated mass so that the bark is fluffy, and the dough is softer. The Roman is thinner and crunchy (the dough contains less water) and is baked for longer.



Focaccia is very similar to pizza but differs from this in that it is thicker and fluffier and does not usually carry tomato sauce and is a must-to-have on the Italian menu. In fact, it is usually served with olive oil, salt, and some aromatic herbs. Outside the country, transalpine is often used like bread to make sandwiches and sandwiches.


Pasta dishes


Spaghetti bolognese is a very popular dish on an Italian menu. The recipe originates from the Italian Commune Bologna, but this dish is prepared throughout Italy, especially in winter. The sauce consists of ground beef, tomatoes, and other vegetables, traditionally prepared to accompany fresh tagliatelle.

This dish is also commonly made in the US but is even better in Italy. This happens because the bolognese sauce we make here and in some other countries is not made as to the original. According to the bolognese, sauces have been altered and simplified for years. Most people use only ground beef, some seasonings (garlic and onion), and tomato sauce to sago (no pieces).

Spaghetti à carbonara is another traditional recipe of Italian pasta, very present in the daily tables of Italians. It is believed that, in classical antiquity, the recipe was made on charcoal grills by charcoal preparers in the Umbria region, which generated the name carbonara (coal, in Italian).



It is another Italian menu delicacy that supports a wide variety of recipes and variants. It seems that its origin is Greco-Latin, although the “modern” lasagna did not begin to prepare as such until the 1600s.

Although the preparation of lasagna varies depending on the region in which it is prepared consists of a type of pasta shaped like a square sheet that is placed in the form of a block and stuffed with meat, fish, or vegetables. Between foil also you have bechamel, and to finish abundant cheese with which you will be given its usual gratin appearance.

However, there are endless alternatives. Vegetable lasagna is currently in vogue, replacing sheets of pasta (as a one) with laminated vegetables such as zucchini or eggplant. Calorie saving is important, making it a suitable dish for vegans.



This dish was created in Sicily, southern Italy, in the 12th century. Initially, the ravioli was not stuffed, but then it was gaining other forms and fillings, such as herbs, cheeses, and meats. They are mini pastries filled with various ingredients. They are cooked, and the dough is made of egg and wheat flour.

The most famous is the Milanese risotto, which appeared in 1574 in Milan, through a “prank” made of a student with his teacher. The student bribed the cook (responsible for the banquet of the teacher’s daughter’s wedding) for him to put saffron in the risotto.

For some, ravioli is native to the Mediterranean country. Either way, they are exquisite, and thanks to the massive migration of Italians, they have become hugely popular in countries like Argentina, where they are a national dish, such as roasting.


Cookies or gnocchi

In some countries of the Latin American Southern Cone, it is common to eat gnocchi on the 29th of each month. Apparently, this custom is that people with fewer resources, at the end of the month, had few ingredients in their pantry, and this recipe got out of a lot of trouble.


Dishes with cereals


Risotto (arrozinho, translating from Italian) is an important meal on the Italian menu that makes up the typical dishes of Italy. It emerged in northern Italy, more specifically in Lombardy. It is composed primarily of rice, lightly fried with onions (and other vegetables) in butter.

Over time, several other ingredients were increased, such as vegetables, meats, and seafood that created several variations of the dish. There are several legends about it. Tradition says that risotto arose when a cook’s apprentice decided to put saffron in rice during a wedding.


Italian desserts


Super known and traditional Italian menu dessert based on chocolate, coffee, biscuit, and mascarpone cream. This dish is delicious, and its name derives from the Italian word “tirami sù”, which means “pull me up”. Its origin is complicated, and there is even a dispute between the Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and Tuscany for the maternity of the sweet. It was created at the end of the 16th century in honor of Cosme III of Medici (Duke of Tuscany at the time), by confectioners in Siena, to celebrate his arrival. However, the bad tongues say that it is because sweet is an aphrodisiac.

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Panna cotta

This Piedmont dessert is a real delight if you like dairy and creamy sweets. It literally means “cooked cream” and carries cream, milk, sugar, and fishtail, or other similar gelling. It is common to accompany it with red fruits, chocolate, or caramel. It is an early Italian Novecento recipe with a widespread and is prominent on the Italian menu.

Panna Cotta

Italian meat dishes

It is one of the typical foods of the Italian menu in the Tuscany region. It’s Firenze’s typical cattle steak. In fact, it is a large juicy steak of bisteca (T-bone), 4 to 6 cm high, grilled. Ideally, it should be served poorly and accompanied by salad. A real show for meat-eaters. It became popular in the seventeenth century in Florence during the feasts of St. Lawrence.

It is very tasty, but very different from the Milanese steak we know, because, this breaded bifinho, Italian only has the name, since it is a creation of Italian-Argentine immigration cuisine.

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