Have you ever been served ketchup for tomato sauce? I have. And trying to find real Italian ingredients and recipes outside of Italy can often be a nightmare. It may say ristorante on the wall, but more than often the horror stories of cured ham for prosciutto, emmenthal for parmesan, cream cheese for ricotta or mozzarella, and whipped creme for marscapone keep getting told. This problem is written about extensively in Italian media and is a concern for the preservation of Italian culinary culture.
AUTENTICO ITALIANO helps consumers of Italian food differentiate between those restaurants that only advertise themselves as Italian and those that actually are. Moreover, this website will ensure that lovers of Italian food will always be able to find a good table, pasta, pizza, wine or dolce with a smile con amore no matter where in the world. Except Italy.