“The trouble with eating Italian food is that two or three days later you’re hungry again”. A four course meal is served with a variety of 400 types of cheese, and every bite speaks of its origins from the 4th century BC. Did you know that Italians are known to take their food very seriously? The lunch hour is the most important meal of the day. It starts with antipasti (before the meal) like cheese, olives, salad etc. The main course mostly comprises of pasta or risotto. Fact: There are more than 600 shapes of pasta produced across the world.