what are some dining differences in rome than in the usa?

September 14th, 2013 | 1 Comment | Category Dining Out |
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I’m doing a school project and I need to know what some dining differences in Rome than in the USA. Like food courses, silverware settings, tips, or how to eat it. Also if you should be aware of anything in Rome when visiting. For example some courtesies, practices, advisories. Please and thank you.

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what are some dining differences in rome than in the usa?

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Answer by Sofia
I live in Rome, I can give you some informations about Rome’s dining.
We have dinner (it change from an house to another) about at 8 or 9, or even half past 9 p.m.
We usually use a table cloth (everyone in Italy use it), and silvelware (plate, glass, knife, fork, spoon, napkin, etc.) depends on what we’re going to eat.
For dinner you can have pizza (especially if you want to eat out and save money), soup, meat or fish with some vegetables, or some leftovers from lunch. You can even have pasta, but it’s more usual to eat it for lunch (however, if you haven’t had pasta for lunch you can eat it for dinner).
You can have a glass of wine or beer, but not everyone does. You can even drink fruit juice, coke, or something else. Of course, you can even have just water (I do that).
We usually have fruit or a dessert (or both) after dinner.
Usually dinner is lighter than lunch (even because we have it at late time), but it is not too light.
And of course, if you have guests you’ll do something better.
Here you can find some informations about italian cuisine, I read it and it looks very good. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_cuisine

If you need more informations, please contact me, I’ll be happy to try to help you.

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One Response to “what are some dining differences in rome than in the usa?”
  1. conley39 says:

    Sofia has given you a lot of good information; you should give her best answer. I only have a few things to add from my experience of living in Italy for 13 years. One thing I particularly enjoyed in Europe in general and Italy in particular was that many restaurants and cafes have outdoor seating; in Rome, you can sit out at a table in a piazza in many places and enjoy the fountains and architecture or just people watch while you eat. There are places in the US where you can do that, but it’s more common there. Further, servers are paid a working wage; tipping is less common. You might round up the bill, but leaving a percentage of the bill isn’t necessary. Also, with few exceptions, when you finish your meal, you aren’t hustled out so someone else can be seated. Meals are as much as social occassion as getting something to eat.

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