It goes without saying, that Italian food is one of the, if not the most popular food in the world. According to the Food Network, "The national cuisine Americans like most is … Italian food. According to an International survey conducted by YouGov, 88 percent of Americans surveyed said they have tried and like Italian cuisine. Judging from the fact that pizza and pasta are undeniable U.S. diet staples, that's not surprising."

 

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According to Chef's Pencil here are the Top 10 most popular Italian foods:

10. Bagna Cauda

9. Ribollita

8. Prosciutto di Parma (Parma Ham)

7. Gelato (Ice cream)

6. Lasagne

5. Pesto alla Genovese

4. Gnocchi

3. Pasta

2. Pizza

1. Risotto

 

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According to Lovefood, "Whether you're in the mood for proper pasta, the perfect risotto or just fancy some classic pizza, there’s no shortage of great Italian restaurants in the USA. From small family-run delis to fine-dining restaurants and beloved old-school spots, we've found the best places for Italian food across the country, state by state."

 

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The selection for best Italian food in New Jersey went to a restaurant in Middlesex County, Catherine Lombardi' in New Brunswick (3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901). "This restaurant is named after owner Mark Pascal’s grandmother, who came to the US from Naples. The menu is based on her recipes and customers love the cozy atmosphere as well as the garlic bread; spinach and mushroom ravioli, and fried calamari with sweet and spicy marinara."

 

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Have you dined at Catherine Lombardi' in New Brunswick? What was your favorite dish?

 

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