Talk:List of Italian dishes

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Hi! Do not know how to post my comment differently. Sorry about that. I changed 'pumpkin' in 'squash' in the 'tortelli di zucca' (Lombardia section). I am Italian (form ferrara where we have a similiar dish) and live in US. Italian word 'Zucca' corresponds to three different vegetables in US: pumpkin (the big ones used for Halloween and for pumpkin pies, it taste of nothing...), squash (tastier, the delicata and butternut are excellent to make italian recipes), gurds (only decoratives). Bruna —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:09, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Old discussions[edit]

For now this is little more than a growing category of italian foods. Once the list contains sufficient verbage, it can be rewritten to be a more thorough prosaic article. cheers -- Leon

I browsed through the page and looks to me as a big disaster. I just made a spot check and I found a lot of mistakes and bad editing. There should be rules and users should refrain from tampering with subjects they don't have experience about. If you have been in vacation on the lake Como and ate crispy focaccia, don't correct the page to suggest that: Maybe around the corner they do a soft focaccia. If in Croatia they do something similar to "prosciutto" don't add it to the page, otherwise we should add about the French jambon or the jamon Iberico. In addition there is a list of recipes, mainly seafood, that is pure nonsense. What I want to say is, food is part of a culture and if you are born in another country probably your vision is distorted. For example there are deep differences between the Italian cooking and the Italian-American one. In conclusion, editing this page looks like an almost desperate task. I will give it a try in the next future. Arrivederci pietro

Please have a go. Feel free to delete all the lists or move to List of Italian dishes and forget about them. I have been embarrassed about this article on one of the great cuisines of the world for ages. Justinc 10:38, 1 October 2005 (UTC)
Every month someone adds another useless sentence to this article. I think its time for cleanup. Justinc 00:50, 15 October 2005 (UTC)
I agree - is moving the list(s) to List of Italian dishes still an option? - AKeen 00:30, 23 October 2005 (UTC)
Yes; preserving the edit history is a slight issue; might be best to move the page, but not the talk page and then copy the cuisine stube at the top and then edit that. Will do it tomorrow if you like - its late in Europe now... Justinc 01:26, 23 October 2005 (UTC)
Sounds like a good plant to move everything over - AKeen 16:33, 3 November 2005 (UTC)

Unnecessarily long list[edit]

The list for Fish Dishes is really long and useless to anyone who doesn't speak Italian. Which should be most people in en. --Audiodude 02:54, 28 May 2005 (UTC)

Not only. Most of the recipe titles don't make any sense. Looks like somebody copied the index of some sort of italian fish cookbook and not even a good one. I will purge the list in the next few days leaving only the titles for traditoonal recipes and maybe add few ones. Then the next task would be to add the descriptions and/or recipes. --pietro

I think this list is WAY TOO LONG. This list should just have the basic and notable Italian dishes that are significant enough to be listed here. Honestly, not every dish known to be served in any Italian restaurant needs to be listed here. This article could really use some cleaning up as well as some translation. Agreed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:36, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Some revisions to the antipasti and soups section[edit]

I did some cleaning. Deleted: 1. Spring soup (There is no such a thing in Italian cooking), 2. of rice and celery, after the minestrone link, 3. Condiments for seasoning minestrone, it was a repetition of the minestrone link. 4. Minestrone of rice and cabbage & Minestrone alla Cappuccina. They are not traditional Italian dishes. I changed Tuscan Soup into Beans Soup, and I will add information later.

I suggest the recipes from -The Cook's Decameron: A Study In Taste etc- be moved to a different location. They don’t make any sense here.

I think Italian sauces should be a different category separated from soups.

I aslo cleaned the fish list. There is more work needed. --pietro

Improvement Drive[edit]

The article Culture of Italy has been listed to be improved on Wikipedia:This week's improvement drive. You can add your vote there if you would like to support the article.--Fenice 14:21, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

Redirect to List of Italian dishes [edit]

There had previously been some talk of redirecting the gigantic list of dishes to List of Italian dishes and expanding "Italian cuisine" into a comprehensive article. Any thoughts? - AKeen 19:53, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Go on, just do it. Sorry, havent written anything - only have one historical Italian cuisine book and I havent read it yet. Justinc 01:35, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
I have moved the list to this page and now the Italian cuisine article can be expanded - AKeen 03:08, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Merge Tag[edit]

Recently someone suggested that this article be merged back into Italian cuisine. A while ago a consensus was reached that this section be merged OUT of Italian cuisine, due to its extreme length, and little specific information about Italian cuisine. It should stay as its own page. - AKeen 14:33, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Do not merge it. Its a list. Italian cuisine needs some time to be worked on to be a real aricle not a stupid list of dishes. Thats not cuisine. Justinc 01:48, 16 March 2006 (UTC)


i m rupindercheema from italy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:53, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Italian Bread?[edit]

I came to wikipedia looking for what I would call Italian bread. When I used firefox to look for 'Italian bread wikipedia' it brought me to garlic bread. That article brought me here. But what is the typical Italian bread that I see in the US called? Like this: or There should be SOME sort of mention of this kind of 'Italian bread' somewhere. It's very popular where I am from (new york). I don't know if it's originally _talian or not. I would think so. (talk) 21:01, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

According to Delicious Italy: "There are over 350 bread types in Italy of which 250 are readily available. We have listed around 100 below". Stwiso (talk) 21:43, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for bringing this up. Wikipedia tries to operate on the principle of least astonishment. You found an obvious gap. I am beginning to research this, but my first efforts are coming up empty. In general, for immediate answers, please use the WP:reference desk. I have already posted the question there.—Novangelis (talk) 21:54, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
N.b. The article presently has a Pane (bread) section. North America1000 16:38, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Last to links[edit]

The last to link that lead to disambiguated page are confusing as there is 2 or 3 different grapes used for wines and no link for anything non-people or city related on the other--Breawycker (talk to me!) Review Me! 22:23, 7 March 2011 (UTC)


I came to this article looking for what I would call some italian fish recipes. This looks like someone just copied it from an idex of a book and there are hardly any discription. I should like to see some more discriptions added please!

~Disapointed~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:02, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

This page is a list of dishes, not a list of recipes. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 04:03, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

in the regional dishes[edit]

Where should I have looked for specialties of Naples or the Campania? (talk) 01:01, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Probably Neapolitan cuisine. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 04:03, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

regional dishes of Sardinia[edit]

for an unknown reason someone reported me of vandalism, though listed dishes of the island and deleted wrong informations. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:11, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Restored. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 20:36, 23 June 2016 (UTC)