If you want to get a taste of truly authentic Italian food and wine, you can either follow a recipe book and cook at home, go out to an Italian restaurant or take the plunge and visit Italy.

You may not realise that all the Italian meals you can buy in a supermarket or local restaurant are not actually traditional Italian food. Hawaiian pizza, you know, the ham and pineapple one, would be very much frowned upon in Italy. You should never ask for pineapple on your pizza. It is just not done.

Did you know that spaghetti bolognese, a true Italian staple meal, is not actually authentic? Bolognese is traditionally served with tagliatelle and not spaghetti, and don’t even think about ordering spaghetti and meatballs, another none Italian creation!

So, the best way to experience an authentic Italian meal is to go to Italy, soak up the sights, the sounds and the smells of the really great food and wine. While there, you can visit some of the local attractions and maybe try your luck at an Italian casino. Some casinos, including those online, offer a No deposit casino bonus when you play. This means you can try the game and it doesn’t have to cost you a penny of your money.

Mediterranean dishes, particularity those from Italy are well known for using the freshest ingredients available. Plenty of herbs and spices help to create the tastiest dishes. These often include handfuls of basil and a good serving of garlic to really give the meal a kick.

When paired with a great local wine, your meal is sure to be one you will never forget. Pick a traditional Italian restaurant, not one catering for tourists, that way you can make sure you get only the most authentic Italian Cuisines. Choose an outside dining location and you can also enjoy a little people watching. Dining Italian style!