9 Best Made in Italy Dishes You Must Try in Southern Italy

June 15, 2017

Salmon crusted in Pistacios in Southern Italy

The traditional Italian food of Southern Italy includes some of the most flavorful and most popular dishes in the World, such as pizza, eggplant parmigiana, coffee, mozzarella di buffala. Here are the 9 best Made in Italy dishes you must try in Southern Italy:Pizza Margarita

  1. Pizza

Naples is famous for some of the best Pizza in the World. If you really love Pizza, you should go to Naples for the pizza festival that takes place in the Fall. You can’t really go wrong with pizza in Naples. Look out for the Vera Pizza sign at the pizzeria. It guarantees that your pizza is baked in wood burning brick oven, the crust is soft and light, the pizzaiolo (pizza maker) is a real maestro with 2-3 years of apprenticeship completed. Some of the best pizzerias in Naples are the following:

  • Brandi (where Pizza Margherita was invented)
  • Di Matteo (famous for its deep-fried pizza)
  • Sorbillo (in centro historico)
  • Da Ettore (elegant)
  • Lombardi (try pizza with smoked provola cheese)
  • Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba (oldest pizzeria in Naples and Italy, founded in 1738)

Read more about Pizzerias in Napoli by 2Foodtrippers.com

  • Pizza Margarita of Naples - 9 Best Made in Italy Dishes

    Pizza Margarita of Naples – 9 Best Made in Italy Dishes

  1. Baba

Sponge cake soaked in rum is famous in Naples and is a must try when visiting the region. Baba comes in all kind of sizes. Sometimes they open them and fill them with cream or ice-cream. They are very delicious.

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  1. Lemoncello/Meloncello

There are so many giant lemons in this region, like nowhere else, I have ever seen. Each lemon weigh about a pound. They make everything out of these lemons. Lemon soaps, lemon cakes, sorbet. Their most famous drink is lemoncello of the region. They also make a similar drink out of melon as well called meloncello. These are a speciality in Italy and you must try them once you are here.

Fruits of Naples - 9 Best Made in Italy Dishes

Fruits of Naples – 9 Best Made in Italy Dishes


  1. Sfogliatella

It is a folded multi-layered flaky pastry stuffed with sweetened ricotta cheese inside. It is very tasty.

Italian Pastries - 9 Best Made in Italy Dishes

Italian Pastries – 9 Best Made in Italy Dishes

  1. Coffee

You cant go wrong with coffee in Italy. I only had really amazing coffees during my stay. The best one was the hazelnut coffee at il Vero Bar del Professore on Piazza Trieste. This is one of the best coffee places in Naples.


  1. Gnocchi Sorrentina

Potato Dumplings made with rich tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and basil. Amazing speciality of Sorrento.


  1. Seafood

You can have fresh seafood such as branzino (seabass), polpo (octopus) tonno (tuna) all over the region. They are freshly caught and very tasty.


  1. Mozzarella di Buffala

It is like the Cadillac of mozzarella cheese. You can have mozzarella anywhere in Italy, but this region produces some of the best Mozzarella di Buffala. You should make sure to taste it while you are in the Campania region.


  1. Eggplant Parmigiana

It is my favourite Italian dish. Called parmigiana de melanzane is a typical dish of the region. Layered eggplant with delicious tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese on top. I could eat this dish every day!

Eggplant Parmigiana - 9 Best Made in Italy Dishes

Eggplant Parmigiana – 9 Best Made in Italy Dishes



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9 Foods You Must Try When You Are in Southern Italy
9 Foods You Must Try When You Are in Southern Italy, such as pizza, gnocchi sorrentina, baba, sfogliatella, mozzarella di buffala, eggplant parmigiana, lemoncello, meloncello, baba,

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