What are our favourite dishes? Where can you eat well – in Rome or anywhere else you know? Share your ideas and experiences with us. And here’s a question to think about: is British Food number One in Europe, or in the world?

Our readers have written to share their favourite food with us:

Artur often has soup for breakfast.

Andrea never drinks coffee – he prefers tea.

Antonella likes a large breakfast but just a pizza for lunch.

Valentina never misses breakfast.

Alessandro likes to eat lightly so he often has fish for dinner.

Serena believes that that food is a large part of our daily happiness. Her favourite dish is ‘gnocchi’ with a tomato and meat sauce.

Salvatore says that fish dishes and orange salad are his favourites because they remind him of his region, Sicily.

Claudio recommends a fish restaurant, thr “Fish Market” in central Tome, in the “Isola Tiberina”.

Read on and discover our ideas about food!


33 Comments Add yours

  1. mikiroma says:

    Many thanks Emiliano and Valentina for your contributions. Let’s see some more posts about food and breakfasts.
    Keep calm – and carry on writing!

  2. Emiliano says:

    On my typical day I usually have proteins for breakfast. I eat a boiled or scramble egg with two carrots, a few ham, banana plus little dark choccolate and coffee.
    I never drink fizzy drinks, I usually drink ten glasses of water a day.
    I usually have my lunch at the park near my work, I always eat meat or fish with vegetables. I rarely cook something, I like eating at home but when it is possible I love eat out in a restaurant near the sea.

  3. valentina says:

    I am Valentina. I want to talk about what I usually eat and drink during my tipical day. I usually have for breakfast two boiled eggs with salami plus carrot some almonds with dark choccolate and a fruit or orange juice.I don’t drink coke or fizzy drinks. I drink only still water I usually drink twenty glasses a day. I usually have lunch at work, so during the week I eat especially proteins plus vegetables, that I cooked the night before. I like cooking especially cake or sweets, but when I could I prefer eating out

  4. When I woke up I like to do breakfast. Yesterday morning I had a cofee and ate bread butter and jam.
    For the lunch I had lentils, this is a good food but I prefer pasta.
    The hevening for the dinner I eat a good dish: guinea fowls and patetoes and i drink two glass of white wine.
    My favorite dish is lasagna but only when I cook it myself beaucouse i add so much bèchamel.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Hello William, thank you very much for this. Here are some corrections:
      1. “When I woke up I like to have breakfast”
      2. ” I had a coffee and ate bread and butter with jam.”
      3. “For dinner in the evening I have a good meal
      4. “guinea fowl and pototoes
      5. “i drink two glass

      1. Hello Mike, thanks for your corrections

    2. When I get up I like to have breakfast. Yesterday morning I had a coffee and ate bread with butter and jam.
      For the lunch I had lentils, this is a good food but I prefer pasta.
      For the dinner in the evening I have a good meal: guinea fowl and pototoes and i drink two glasses of white wine.
      My favorite dish is lasagna but only when I cook it myself beaucouse I add so much bèchamel.

  5. Dario says:

    usually, I had a small breakfast, because in the morning I’m not very hungry. Yesterday I had a glass of orange juice and some biscuits.
    For lunch, usually I had a pasta dish and after some vegetables like: spinach, broccoli, salad too.
    while in the afternoon I had sometimes a yogurt or some fruit.
    In the end, for dinner I had a fish or meat with some vegetables.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Hello Dario, many thanks for this! Some small corrections:
      1.) “usually, I had a small breakfast” => “usually, I have a small breakfast”
      2.) “usually I had a pasta dish and after some vegetables like: spinach, broccoli, salad too.
      ” => “I usually have a pasta dish and afterwards some vegetables such as spinach, broccoli and lettuce / a salad..”

  6. Artur says:

    I usually get up around 6:00 a.m. The first thing I do when I get up is to drink a glass of mineral water. After then I take a shower and prepare breakfast.
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so I prepare nourishing soup with oat flakes, millet groats, nuts and raisins. I add to it also some curcuma, ginger, lemon and honey. This soup gives me the strength to start the day.
    About 11:00 a.m. I eat a small snack – usually some fruit (such as a banana or apple). I often drink coffee with milk then. In the early afternoon, during lunch break, I eat lunch consisting of soup and second course. My favourite soups are: tomato soup, mushroom soup and of course chicken soup. The main dish in Polish tradition usually consists of a piece of meat with added potatoes and salads. I especially like chicken dishes.
    After work I eat dessert – some chocolate, chocolate cake or – if it is summer – ice cream and I drink coffee.
    In the evening around 6:00–7:00 p.m. I have dinner. It is rather a small meal – two or three slices of bread with ham or cheese and vegetables (tomato, radish, chives or cucumber). During the day, I often drink water in summer, while in colder seasons (autumn, winter and spring) I drink also Rooibos tea with raspberry juice.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks for this, Arthur!
      Here are a few corrections:
      1) “After that I take a shower”
      Afterwards I have a shower”
      2) “At about 11:00 a.m. I have a small snack”
      3) “The main dish in the Polish tradition”
      4) “during the lunch break”

      I hope these corrections help!
      The Editor

  7. Andrea says:

    Yesterday morning I had a fruit yogurt for breakfast. Usually I don’t have this meals because I don’t drink coffee. I like the tea, but in morning I don’t have time to prepare it. During the summer sometimes I drink a cold fruit juice (orange, apple or pineapple).
    For lunch I had a rice dish with cold vegetable: there were peppers, olives, artichokes, sweetcorn and cucumbers. It’s very nice meals in summer because it isn’t hot!
    I was ends with a fruit salad. Inside there were apples, bananas, melons, peaches and an orange.
    During the afternoon I had a little snack. Yesterday I ate some biscuits but sometimes I have a fruit or an yogurt.
    Dinner is my favourite meal of the day. I had an hamburger with an egg and a lot of salad. After I ate some watermelon and for desert I had a ice cream.
    During the day I drink mineral water, but sometimes at dinner I drink some glasses of wine.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks Andrea. Small corrections:
      “Usually I don’t have this meal because I don’t drink coffee”
      “It’s very nice meal
      “I ended it with a fruit salad.”

      – The Editor

  8. Antonella says:

    Usually, I have an abundant breakfast but yesterday morning, I had some biscuits and a banana. I had an orange juice and a cup of coffee.
    Nearly every day, at lunch, I have a sandwich o a piece of pizza because I’m at work but yesterday, I was in my house and I cooked an abundant pasta dish with wild asparagus and gorgonzola cheese.
    Before dinner, I had a drink with my friend. I had a glass of white wine and small pizzas, chips and toasted bread with tomato on top. Then, I had a “chiken at the hunter” with some basmati rice and spinach.

    1. mikiroma says:

      very nice, Antonella! A few corrections:
      “I have a large breakfast”
      “yesterday, I was at home so I cooked a big dish of pasta
      “Then, I had a “hunter-style chicken

      – The Editor

  9. valentina says:

    When I wake up in the morning I never miss breakfast.
    For breakfast I have a coffee and cornetto or biscuits and usually after an hour I have another coffee.
    I never know where and when I have lunch in fact often I have for lunch a sandwich or pizza.
    For dinner I have vegetables with meet or fish because I don’t have this for lunch.

    bye bye


    1. mikiroma says:

      Nice one Valentina! A small correction:
      “I never know where or when I am going to have lunch”

      I hope this helps.

  10. Alessandro says:

    Breakfast: Yesterday I drank a milk and coffe; after I ate some biscuits .
    Lunch: I was at my work, i ate some rice with tuna, and i drank only mineral water.
    Dinner: I had dinner at home,I ate fish and salad because I like to eat light, I drank mineral water.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Thanks very much Alessandro! Some corrections:
      “Yesterday I had some milk and coffee; then I had some biscuits”
      – Editor

  11. Serena says:

    Hello everyone!
    when I wrote (three weeks ago) my comment on “Happiness is…”, I’ve forgot to explain that food is a great part of our daily happiness.
    Around a table, a lot of various meetings has done!
    I love cooking, eating and drinking with an old or new friends, around a table, around the world.
    My favourite dish is Gnocchi with tomatos’ meat sauce and quite a lot parmigiano cheese up, too.
    See you soon.

  12. Salvatore says:

    I love to cook, then I like to eat everything and any culture and tradition. My prefer food are fish and salad of oranges. Swordfish (Pesce spada) and tuna are my favorite fish dishes. Salad of oranges can be prepared in differnts ways:
    – Onions and tuna, olive oil and salt;
    – Black olives and fennel, olive oil and salt.
    Fish dishes and salad of oranges are my favorite food because reminds me my cauntry, Sicily.


    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks Salvatore! Just one correction:

      “I love cooking, and I like to eat everything from any culture and tradition.”

      Kind regards,
      The Editor

  13. Margaret says:

    Hi everyone!
    Personally, this is a difficult question to answer, because I don’t have a favorite dish but I like a different kind of dishes of a different cultures. I like to cook and try different food.
    That said, about my favorite dishes there are: lasagna, homemade pasta such as cavatelli, fusilli, ravioli with tomato sauce, pizza, chicken and potatoes and also I like very much sushi and sushimi.
    Also, I’m very greedy and so I love the dessert particularly all chocolate cakes, tiramisù and ice cream, too.

  14. Gianluca says:

    Hello to everyone,
    If you like sushi I suggest to prove Daruma Sushi in Parlamento’s Square. It’s cheap and sushi is very good.

    Bye bye

  15. Claudio says:

    Hello to everybody.
    I like very much every kind of food.
    In particular, I love red meat and fish.
    I want to say to you that in the last two mouths I went two times to a very cue restaurant calls “Fish Market”.
    It is on Trastevere, in front of Tiberina Island.
    I suggest you because it is a place where you can eat good fish in a lot of ways, in a good price.
    The place is very fine and very characteristic and inusual.
    There is a menu where you can find the tipical dishes and every day there are some daily dishes.
    After that you have decided the dishes (that you mark with a pencil inside a paper menu that they give to you), you can go to pay the check to the counter and than the dishes will arrive as soon as possible to your table.
    I hope to come back there soon.
    I hope you like it.
    See you soon.


  16. catia says:

    Hi everyone,
    about food, I prefer eat fish and vegetables. For example salade and every kind of vegetables, that I know, are my favorite.
    But there is one of them, that I never eat, it is “Cucumber”, when I eat cucumbers I have some problems with my stomich.
    My prefer dinner is “tartar” of gallinella or branzino, ( peraphs: bass and mullet??) with salad and artichoke. Sometimes I drink a good wine!
    Have a god dinner
    Yours Catia

  17. Veronica says:

    The last month I knew a very nice American girl. She is a friend of a my friend and she is very good in kitchen. So she decided to make a tipical American chocolate cake: the Brownies. The name is plural because when the cake is cold it is divided in many little squares. I really enjoyed this cake because I love chocolate and I’m sure I want to try to make it myself.

  18. Marco Pros. says:

    God Morning,
    in the last year I have a craving for sushi and sashimi!!!!
    I would eat them every day …but Japanese food is very expensive 😦

  19. mikiroma says:

    Hi everyone! I’d like to make a few corrections to this page. Corrections follow this format:

    Original uncorrected expression > Corrected expression

    Here are some examples:

    always in Italy the people speaks about food > In Italy people always talk about food

    I am napolitain, so I can say that my plate prefer is The pizza. > I am Neapolitan, so I can say that my favourite dish plate prefer is Pizza.

    My mother teached me to do disch of mediterranean cousine. > My mother taught me how to cook Mediterranean dishes.

    In the last times i’m working like a pizza chef > Recently I’ve been working as a pizza chef

    Two general comments: don’t forget the third person singular in the present simple tense -> “She workS” ..

    .. and…

    Don’t forget CAPITALISATION of proper nouns: “England” not “england”.

    Many thanks to you all for your writing.
    The Editor.

  20. Daniele says:

    In the last times i’m working like a pizza chef in a napolitan pizzeria near my house.I love to make a pizza because is very simply (only water,salt and two types of flour and a bit of extra virgin oil) but for a good pizza you never stop learning new tricks and ideas!
    Generally i love to make Parmigiana di melenzane in sicilian style and Gricia that is Amatriciana without tomatoes!During the easter holidays i took a lot of lemons in sicily to make a limoncello or limoneddu in sicilian dialect!!
    As dessert i love to make Chocolate bread and butter pudding,a recipe
    that i learned in england and that is to simply and very good!!If there is somebody that wants some information i will be happy to help him!!

  21. francesca says:

    Saturday I went in a Italian restaurant with my friends. The reataurant’s name is “Grappolo d’oro” and it is in the centre of Rome.
    The food is fresh and very good, isn’t only for the tourists but it’s open also to the local people. The food as so good and the prize isn’t so exspancive.

  22. Filomena says:

    I love to cook! My mother teached me to do disch of mediterranean cousine. When I invite my friends to dinner, I get always the “parmigiana” which is my strong point.


  23. Filomena says:

    Sorry, “DOLCE” restaurant.

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