My Trip to Italy – Part 4 – Some Memorable Food

In this post, I will give you a glimpse of some of the more memorable food that I ate during my trip.  Since I can’t decide whether to list the photos chronologically or by course (appetizer, first course, etc.),  I’ll divide them into general categories (ie breakfast, snack, dessert, etc.).

Hope this post doesn’t make you too hungry.  If so, get a snack because the next three posts will be my most memorable meals!



A Savory Breakfast at Hotel Rojan (Sulmona)

A maritozzo con la panna (whipped cream) from La Bresciana (Pescara)

Some eggs I made with bresaola (Catania)

A boatload of pizza for breakfast…

…some with potatoes and roasted peppers (Barrea).

Almond granita and a warm brioche (Catania)

Appetizers and breads

That fried bit of deliciousness on the right from Ristorante Clemente (Sulmona)

More fried bread but with a creamy cheese on top from Ristorante La Mugnaia (Citta’ Sant’Angelo)

Fried lamb pieces over pureed potato and topped with marinated cooked veggies from Taverna de li Caldora (Pacentro)


Homemade paccheri pasta with meat, pumpkin and mushrooms from Trattoria Don Ciccio (Sulmona)

Homemade pappardelle with artichokes and mushroom (and added chili peppers) from Taverna de li Caldora (Pacentro)

Chitarra pasta with tomato sauce and sausage from Il Vecchio Mulino (Scanno)

Homemade fettuccine from cousin Annina (Barrea)

Homemade mugnaia pasta from Ristorante La Mugnaia (Citta’ Sant’Angelo)

Homemade strozzapreti pasta with zucchini flowers, crispy pork cheek and pecorino cheese  from Osteria da Fortunata (Rome)


Rice salad with hot dog, turkey, lettuce, pickled veggies, diced red pepper, tuna fish in oil, olive oil, vinegar made by Rosa (Catania)

Octopus potato salad made by Rosa (Catania)

Meats and Cheeses

Lamb from Taverna de li Caldora (Pacentro)

Mixed grilled meat plate from La Locanda del Buongustaio (Castel di Sangro)

Another grilled meat plate from Ristorante Clemente (Sulmona)

Some baked cheese and prosciutto from Trattoria Don Ciccio (Sulmona)

Some delicious tripe in Rome

A porchetta snack while walking in Rome

Sweet Treats

A snail cookie with a jelly swirl from Pan dell’Orso (Scanno)

Mostaccioli cookie (grape must syrup, chocolate, almond) from Biscotteria Artigianale di Liliana Rosati (Scanno)

A cassatella from I Dolci di Nonna Vincenza (Catania)

Salted peanut and chocolate ice cream from La Rotonda (Sulmona)

Wasabi chocolate and basil, walnut honey ice cream from Fatamorgana (Roma)

And to wash it all down…

Some licorice liquor (Atri)