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What is Your Favourite Street Food? Part 5

By Kash Pals @wizmagic1

Street food Italy

In Italy, the type of street food depends mostly on which region you are in.
I'll post just a few examples of savoury food (the most popular example of sweet street food is ice cream obviously) but there are literally hundreds of different things.

I don't think you need an explanation for what is that!
But there is one type of pizza made to take away, called "pizza al taglio" (sliced pizza), which is prepared differently than normal round pizzas in restaurants. The dough is thicker and there are more toppings

This soft and oily bread is delicious even plain, but it's often filled with various stuff (ham, mozzarella, tomatoes, salad, etc)

Porchetta sandwich

A sandwich filled with pork which has been stuffed with herbs and spices and then spits roasted

Lampredotto sandwich

Found mostly in Florence, Siena and nearby areas of Tuscany.
It's a sandwich made with tripes/stomach from the cow, cooked in broth and herbs and topped with green or spicy sauces.


Popular in Liguria and Tuscany regions. It's a pancake made of chickpea flour. It can be eaten like this or be the filling for focaccia as well

    Deep fried stuff
    Many different options could be fried: seafood, polenta (corn porridge), mozzarella sticks, potato sticks, etc.

Originally from Emilia-Romagna region. Can be filled with everything. "Stracchino" cream cheese is a popular filling

Deep fried rice balls with various fillings (tomato sauce, meat sauce, veggies, cheese, etc). different shapes and sizes, depending on the area. Arancini are from Sicily and Supplì are from Rome.


Deep fried dough with fillings. Most common is just tomato sauce and mozzarella (similar to "calzone"). Originally from Puglia region

Obviously around the world pizza is the most famous Italian food but if you visit Italy, you will be surprised about how many different things you can easily find at every corner, most of them you probably never heard of.

So, what is your favourite #streetfood ?

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