Many people believe Italy is THE carbohydrate land. Pasta, pizza, and gelatos everywhere, all the time. Indeed, if you want, it can be true.
However, Italian Cusine is much more than pasta! There are a huge number of dishes with amazing flavors and combinations, just waiting for you to delight yourself with a great low carb feast!
I’ll not lie, I had pasta, pizza, and gelato. Innumerous time to be honest, but I also had other amazing meals throughout my almost 8 days in Italy, full of salads, gorgeous meats, and nutrient-dense ingredients. That’s why I decided to share here with you a few ideas from all the meals I had there.
Trattoria da Valentino • Rome
I had a three-course lunch at this place, which includes salad (or pasta), meat, and a dessert (that you can skip).
Da Romolo • Rome – Vatican
Italian Caprese Salad is a classic, and that’s what I had here (the other salad belonged to Hubby), served with a beautiful beef steak. 😃
Casa Toscana • Florence
Another spot-on salad, so huge that could have been a single meal, served with a succulent beef stew.
Trattoria Vecchio Mercato • Florence
The classic Bistecca alla Fiorentina, served with potatoes and tomatoes.
Belforte Ristorant • Vernazza – Cinque Terre
This was another huge salad we had, with yummy fresh mozzarella and beef steak.