• Pasta “fatta en casa” with butter, sage, and lemon at La Pulledraia

Italian cuisine is still very regional, with major differences across the country and even from one neighboring region (or even town) to the next. Although a tourist may be able to get tiramisu, a Venetian dessert, almost everywhere now, if you ask for saltimbocca (a Roman specialty) in Sicily, you’ll most likely get an odd look.