For a majority of people around the world, Italy is synonymous with pasta, pizza and wine! Well, they are not wrong. As famous as Italy is for its master artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, it’s also equally well known for its delicious cuisine. So, when in Italy, plunge yourself into the mouthwatering foods because you don’t get Italian food like they make in Italy. A confluence of cultures Italian cuisine has a unique identity today. However, this cuisine has actually evolved from several other cuisines including ancient Roman, Greek and Etruscan cuisines. Over the years, the cuisine has adopted different ingredients and cooking styles and evolved into something very distinct. For instance, some of the most popular ingredients, such as tomatoes, bell peppers, maize and potatoes used in Italian dishes were introduced only in the 18th century.