If you ask an Italian where the best food is in Italy, you almost always get the same answer. "Eh," they like to say. "At my mother's house!"…looking like "how could you be so stupid to not know that?
But if you push it to a regional discussion...as I have hundreds of times...the most likely answer is...”Emilia-Romagna”.
Oh, you may hear a few votes from Italians for Piemonte, and a few for regions of the south. You never hear the American’s favorite answer, Tuscany, because Tuscan cuisine is not viewed as something special in Italy [...]
Via Mariano Pallottini