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Italian Foods

Based on the descriptions, name these popular Italian foods and beverages.
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Last updated: November 14, 2018
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Description
Answer
Flat bread with tomato sauce and cheese
Pizza
Like ^ but folded over into a half-moon
Calzone
"Navel-shaped" stuffed pasta
Tortellini
Espresso with milk and steamed foam
Capuccino
Brandy distilled from winemaking leftovers
Grappa
Sauce made of basil,
garlic, pine nuts, and olive oil
Pesto
Twice-baked almond cookies,
often dunked in coffee
Biscotti
Egg dish similar to a crustless quiche
Frittata
Grilled bread, rubbed with garlic,
and topped with tomatoes
Bruschetta
Generic toasted bread with toppings
Crostino
Description
Answer
Sweet lemon liqueur
Limoncello
Creamy rice dish
Risotto
Sheets of pasta layered between
sauce and fillings
Lasagne
Cured pork belly
Pancetta
Dessert made with ladyfingers
whose name means "pick me up"
Tiramisu
Type of cream cheese used in ^
Mascarpone
Italian style of ice cream
Gelato
Cornmeal porridge
Polenta
Sparkling white wine of Veneto
Prosecco
Uncooked, thinly sliced ham
Prosciutto
63 Comments
+4
Level 69
May 19, 2014
Very disappointed to miss both Biscotti and Polenta. I love these quizzes!
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Level 81
May 20, 2014
It's actually spelled "prosecco", just so you know.
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Level ∞
May 20, 2014
This has been fixed
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Level 48
Jun 14, 2014
Dessert not desert
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Level 33
Jun 14, 2014
It's spelled "dessert", not "desert"
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Level ∞
Jun 14, 2014
Fixed
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Level 70
Jun 14, 2014
I think "Prosciutto" is also known as "Carpaccio"
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Level 36
Nov 13, 2015
Nope, they're completely different things.
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Level 56
Aug 2, 2019
@ItalianoMedio96

Nonsense. Carpaccio is made out of meat OR fish...

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Level 72
Jun 16, 2014
I'm Italian and I would consider a couple descriptions not really clear, but in one case 47% of the users got the answers (biscotti) it might be me being too picky. In another case, got by 98% of the users (pizza), I have to admit I am too precise. In any case, as you all know foreign words are often used with a different meaning.

Anyway, for your consideration: a twice-baked almond cookie it's a specific kind of biscotti. Please refer to english wikipedia where biscotti is a redirection of cantucci, which was my guess when I read the description - I only realized it was wrong when you mentioned that is dunked in coffee and instead cantucci are dunked or served with vin santo (dessert wine).

Biscotto (plural biscotti) is an umbrella word which includes many kinds of pastries/cookies.

As for pizza, as said to be extremely precise that indicated in description is the pizza margherita. You should consider about giving a broader description indicating various toppings.

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Level 66
Oct 1, 2019
Cantucci really should work.
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Level 47
May 15, 2022
I can confirm that biscotti just means cookies as a whole group, so yes the answer should be cantucci.

Also frittata's description should be changed because as an italian when i think of frittata i just think about something similar to an omelette with some vegetables or toppings on it, not a crustless quiche, that is much taller than an average frittata.

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Level 66
Jun 16, 2014
This quiz is too American! Oh wait.....
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Level 39
Aug 30, 2014
i wasn't aware the limoncello was supposed to be sweet...
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Level 32
Apr 18, 2015
i'm fan of italian dishes...
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Level 65
Apr 13, 2016
Cappuccino is misspelled. There is double P
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Level 83
Apr 20, 2017
Indeed
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Level 74
Aug 12, 2019
Cappuccino is still misspelled, and still tastes delicious.
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Level 79
Jan 29, 2021
The spelling for Cappuccino should be corrected
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Level 29
Apr 20, 2016
great quiz
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Level 42
May 26, 2016
please accept bruschetta for crostini
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Level 69
Mar 26, 2018
I missed crostini. And I am Italian.
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Level 43
Oct 1, 2018
I'm Italian and some things should be corrected: biscotti is the generic term for baked cookies, they're not exclusively made with almond. And they're never dunked in coffee, no Italian does this in Italy. Also prosciutto is air-dried, "uncooked" may be confusing.

For the guy saying carpaccio is only fish, you are wrong. Carpaccio is thinly cut raw beef, but the term can be associated to any thinly cut meat, including fish. Raw is key here, not the animal.

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Level 94
Jul 28, 2019
well, carpaccio was at first only raw meat (look for the entire fascinating history of carpaccio and his inventor Giuseppe Cipriani @the Harry's Bar in Venice).

then the name became widespread and was adopted for every dish of meat/fish/octopus/whatever thinly sliced.

Anyway Carpaccio was a painter, so no edible at all, unless you have a taste for unusual meat :)

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Level 76
Oct 27, 2018
Carmella, where's the gabagool?!
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Level 67
May 18, 2023
"Don't eat gabagool, it's nothing but fat and nitrates"
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Level 54
Feb 12, 2019
I clearly can't spell my Italian foods... just eat them.
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Level 47
Aug 1, 2019
Pasta Pizza Mama Mia! American here lol
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Level 45
Aug 18, 2020
yeah we figured
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Level 79
Jan 29, 2021
But he sounds Italian in the first sentence
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Level 46
May 24, 2021
*hand gestures intensify*
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Level 45
Sep 12, 2019
First Try: gets two.

Looking at the answers: wait i should know all of these...

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Level 83
Nov 17, 2019
I guess enough people guessed it so the approximate clue is fine, but prosecco isn't necessarily sparkling and is produced also in Friuli-Venezia Giulia - Prosecco village is actually there.
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Level 31
Nov 25, 2019
Could Limoncino be used as an alternative to Limoncello?
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Level 82
Dec 5, 2019
The food item in the picture was not first made in Italy.
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Level 79
Mar 8, 2021
Yawn. Yeah, it was invented in New York, right. Course it was. Or was it invented in the Middle East, because they made something called pitta/pita? Not having my very own DeLorean, I'm content, along with the rest of the world, to agree that pizza is an Italian dish.
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Level 47
Aug 8, 2023
Wouldn't be a quiz without kalbahamut's nitpicking or encyclopedic explanations
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Level 67
Dec 5, 2019
thought frittata was spanish
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Level 75
Dec 5, 2019
I like the clue of cornmeal porridge. In my region it's called cornmeal mush. Polenta sounds much better than either of those.
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Level 61
Apr 3, 2020
i got pizza. the hardest one
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Level 61
Apr 11, 2020
i think it is spelled lasagna, but i am not sure
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Level 86
Jan 17, 2021
Both "lasagne" and "lasagna" are correct spellings. Northern Italy uses the first, and southern the second.
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Level 49
Jul 23, 2022
That's not entirely correct--actually, "lasagne" is just lasagna's plural form
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Level 53
Jun 13, 2020
Accept panzarotti with calzone. And say cured/dried meat for prosciutto. Biscotti doesn't have to be almond.
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Level 55
Sep 15, 2020
Cantucci should work for Biscotto.
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Level 64
Sep 23, 2020
It only took eight attempts, but at least I'll know what to order in Italy!
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Level 38
Dec 14, 2020
not too happy with this quiz...
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Level 57
Apr 15, 2021
"Ladyfingers"

Ugh..

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Level 41
Sep 10, 2021
This might be me being picky, but calzones are way more of an American thing, biscotti just means any type of cookie, and frittatas are just folded omelets.
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Level 36
Jul 8, 2022
ahahah wtf!! Calzone is very real and very popular in Italy!

Also frittata is not folded. It's more like omelet is a folded frittata.

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Level 64
Feb 16, 2022
I just put in pizza and pressed give up just for fun
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Level 84
Feb 3, 2023
You should get out more.
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Level 63
Jun 11, 2022
Italian food is good but so overhyped. People like it because it's safe. If people explored cuisines like Thai, Indian, Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Latin more they'd realize what they're missing
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Level 40
Aug 2, 2022
Amen
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Level 36
Jul 8, 2022
I'm Italian and I missed "crostino". What a shame! ahahah
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Level 46
Jul 16, 2022
ANCH'IO hahahah
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Level 43
Jan 8, 2024
IO HO SCRITTO GUANCIALE AL POSTO DI PANCETTA hahah
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Level 66
Jul 23, 2022
Suprised not to see the more popular gnocchi and mozzarella.
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Level 43
Jan 3, 2023
I want to eat now (:

20/20!

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Level 67
May 18, 2023
Gabagool
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Level 16
Jun 15, 2023
Polenta rules
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Level 72
Oct 3, 2023
Please accept "panzarotto" for calzone
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Level 34
Mar 24, 2024
please count crostini as a valid answer