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Types of Italian Restaurant Terms

When looking for a place to have a date or receive a nice lunch or dinner, you may look for an Italian restaurant, bistro or café. These establishments will feature authentic Italian food on their menus and provide a eloquent atmosphere to have a nice meal. Italian foods will feature pastas, sauces, cheese and vegetables. While each kitchen may have their own recipes for Italian foods, a glass of wine will go well with just about any meal. In addition to dine in, restaurants also offer delivery and carry-out options.

  • Fettuccine Alfredo - Fettuccine Alfredo is a pasta dish that is covered with a cheese and butter topping. Often times the option of chicken can me provided at an additional cost.
  • Ravioli - Ravioli is a pasta casing that is filled with meat or cheese and topped with sauce. Served most commonly with been inside and cheese melted on top.
  • Gourmet - A gourmet meal is categorized as fine dining. The recipes may feature exotic ingredients, and the presentation of the meal will be classy and sophisticated but also cost more.
  • Lasagna - Lasagna is a baked Italian dish that features layers of pasta sheets, meat, vegetables, tomato sauce and cheese. One of the most popular dishes out there.
  • Pizza - A popular Italian dish, pizza consists of a thin layer of dough that is topped with marinara sauce and cheese. Depending on someone's preference and a restaurant's menu, possible toppings include pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms and anchovies.
  • Pasta - Pasta is a traditional Italian cuisine that features noodles and topped with sauce. Numerous types and shapes of noodles are available, including spaghetti and macaroni.
  • Garlic - Garlic is a popular ingredient used in kitchens. This ingredient is a seasoning that adds taste, aroma and nutrition.
    Romano's Macaroni Grill
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    La Bella Vista At Skyline Cafe
    3005 Skyline Blvd Ste 110, Reno, NV 89509
    Genuine Italian cuisine with great views of the city. We have outdoor seating and live music. If you want a restaurant with a great menu of Italian foods, drinks, and desserts, we're the right spot for you.
    (775) 828-3000
    Vivoli Cafe & Trattoria
    6795 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89511
    We're an Italian café with a mission of creating the finest collection of Italian food in a variety of authentic flavors, originating from the northern to southern regions of Italy.
    (775) 853-1005
    Bella Italia Restaurant
    8155 S Virginia Street, Suite 8100, Reno, NV 89511
    Try the mushroom ravioli everybody's raving about and get a taste of traditional Italian cuisine! Contact us in Reno, NV, for reservations.
    (775) 800-4208
    Cuccia's Pasta-Pizza-Wine Bar
    1228 Johnsville Rd, Blairsden-Graeagle, CA 96103
    (530) 836-2121
    Celestino's New York Pizza & Pasta
    1354 East Ave, Chico, CA 95926
    (530) 345-7700
    California Pasta Productions
    118 W East Ave, Chico, CA 95926
    (530) 343-6999
    Olive Garden
    2020 Business Ln, Chico, CA 95928
    (530) 898-8075
    Sbarro Italian Eatery
    1950 E 20th St Ste 221, Chico, CA 95928
    (530) 345-7266
    Angelo's Cucina
    407 Walnut St, Chico, CA 95928
    (530) 899-9996
    Christian Michael's Ristorante
    192 E 3rd St, Chico, CA 95928
    (530) 894-4005
    Cirino's Bar & Grill
    309 Broad St, Nevada City, CA 95959
    (530) 265-2246
    Olive Garden Restaurant
    1025 Dana Dr, Redding, CA 96003
    (530) 221-0158
    Pasta Pronto
    920 Hilltop Dr, Redding, CA 96003
    (530) 223-2328
    Bear River Pasta Company
    109 Bank St, Grass Valley, CA 95945
    (530) 274-1760
    Goomba's Italian Family Restaurant
    450 Colfax Ave, Grass Valley, CA 95945
    (530) 273-2330

    Italian food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. Its roots can be traced back centuries and has been influenced by many other cultures' foods. Most of the authentic dishes created in kitchens are based on recipes from Italy. Most recipes are customized and adjusted to accommodate the available ingredients. There are many types of restaurants in Italy, although only a few have established themselves in the United States. Probably the most common type of Italian restaurant found in America is the pizzeria. As the name suggests, the menu consists of mainly pizza. While truly authentic Italian pizza is wood-fired with a thin crust, the typical slice of delivery pizza mimics a thicker style. Another difference in this dish, is the increased number of toppings. A common type of Italian eatery is the bistro and café. They usually serve a variety of drinks and foods, such as coffee and sandwiches. For those looking to dine on gourmet dishes, an authentic Italian restaurant offers a more upscale menu and atmosphere. At these locations you will find such favorites as spaghetti, lasagna, ravioli and fettuccine. Most of them will also have an extensive wine selection. Italian restaurants are often family owned. The recipes used in the kitchens have generally been passed down from generation to generation. Many will offer hand-rolled pasta and marinara sauce with freshly chopped garlic. Since you cannot run off to Italy every time you get a craving for tiramisu or delicious red wine, be sure to explore the smaller bistros in your own area.
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