‘Italian’ Foods No One Eats in Italy

1. Garlic bread

If we ranked the best-tasting foods on the planet, garlic bread would make the list

2. Shrimp scampi

 America did what we do best (i.e. worst) and swapped out olive oil for butter and added pasta to make the heavily-caloric meal we call shrimp scampi.

3. Marinara sauce

The red sauce you've been dumping onto your pasta and pizza is different from any kind of sauce you'll find on your Eurotrip.

4. Italian wedding soup

This one is a little less traumatizing but enormously humorous because the soup is called Italian wedding soup.

5. Italian subs

On the same page as Italian Wedding Soup are "Italian" hoagies or submarines.

6. Italian dressing

 This tangy vinaigrette is made from oil, vinegar, herbs and more. However, Italians rarely dress their salads and if they do, 

7. Pepperoni pizza

Legend has it that when Italians immigrated to America, the word "pepperoni" got lost in translation and started meaning "meat" instead of "veggies."

8. Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is the hero of all comfort food. But you might not take comfort in the fact that this dish is in no way Italian

9. Spaghetti and meatballs

No! Not spaghetti and meatballs too?! Unfortunately, it's true. Spaghetti and meatballs were completely contrived by Americans. 

10.Mozzarella sticks

Fried? Overly cheesy? Close to no nutritional value? Ok, this one you probably saw coming. Mozzarella sticks are distinctly American.