Overall, the food experience in Italy was not bad. We had a lot of interesting pastas, pizzas, and local specialties. We mostly ate at osterias that locals went to. My favorite foods included the cichetti prepared with fresh fish, sardine in sweet and sour marinade (sarde in saor), and the Tuscan-style tripe in tomato sauce. They were really delicious. But the salt content in many of the other dishes we had could be cut back dramatically.