Traveling to Italy this summer, I could only hope that this Old World country would live-up to our culinary dreams. And did it ever. After a jaunt in Rome and a week spent wandering through the Tuscan countryside, here are the dishes that we can’t stop talking about.
Sprawling Rome offers more than 10,000+ restaurants and our first night we had the best pasta of our trip at Coso Restaurant & Wine Bar, tucked away in an alley near the Spanish Steps. We twirled our forks around two classics, spaghetti carbonara and tonnarelli cacio e pepe (pasta with cheese and pepper), both of which were perfectly executed.