Italian

Top tips

  • Enjoy a few olives before your meal but don't over-indulge. Go easy on the bread basket
  • Ask for salad dressing (or oil and vinegar) to be served on the side. This way you can add what you need
  • Go easy on salami, pepperoni, cured meats, mozzarella and parmesan cheese, creamy or cheese-based sauces and rich salad dressings
  • Instead, go for delicious tomato-based pasta sauces, grilled meat, seafood, chicken or veal
  • If you just can't resist dessert – share with a friend!

tagliatelliHealthy choices

Starters

  • Marinated seafood, marinated or baked mushrooms and vegetables
  • Steamed or baked shellfish
  • Minestrone, vegetable or lentil soup

Salads and side orders

  • Seafood, chicken, green salads with dressing on the side

Main courses

  • Veal, chicken or seafood in lemon or wine sauces, like Picatta or Cacciatore
  • Primavera dishes
  • Grilled fish

Pasta

  • Tomato-based sauces such as Arrabiata
  • Marinara sauces
  • Pasta Primavera

 Pizza

  • Vegetable toppings like spinach, onions, tomatoes, garlic, peppers and herbs
  • Seafood or Marinara
  • Chicken

Dessert

  • Fresh fruit or fruit salad

Beverages

  • Easy on the wine! Try a sparkling mineral water with lemon instead

Where to go easy...

Starters

  • Cheese-covered crostini and brusetta
  • Parma ham and salami antipasti

Salads and side orders

  • Ceaser salad or other salads with bacon, parmesan cheese, olives or deep-fried croutons
  • Garlic Bread
  • Sauteed or deep fried mushrooms or onions

Pasta

  • Creamy or cheese-based sauces such as carbonara
  • Cheese tortellini or ravioli
  • Salami, pepperoni or cured meats like Parma ham and prosciutto

Pizza

  • Extra cheese or processed meat toppings

Desserts

  • Rich, creamy desserts like tiramisu