Average daily food costs in Italy?
Traveling to Italy for the summer, and I am trying to budget for food. How much would eating at a local place and even buying groceries cost daily? I also would like to treat myself to a fancier meal in Rome, and if anyone would know where is one of the better and renowned restaurants are, and what a one person meal would roughly be. Thanks!
-A meal at a local joint can vary between 8-14 euros for lunch or standing up/fast food.
-A pizza is around 7-8 euros
-For breakfast, a cappuccino and pastry will go around 2-3 euros.
-At the grocery, it's hard to tell, but you can eat well between 5-10 euros.
-A nicer restaurant may be around 20+ euros. Sky is the limit of course.
-Avoid the words "tourist menu"
-apperitivo is served in some cities, such as Milan, Florence, Verona and i saw very few in Rome. For the cost of a drink (6-8 euros) you have access to a buffet. Sometimes the offerings are mere snacks, sometimes you can have a really good meal.
-A ok wine bottle at the grocery usually starts around 2 euros
-100 gr of prociutto feeds 2 people (with wine, cheese, tomatoes bread etc), is about 1-2 euros.
-mozarella is about 1-2 euros a ball.
Well... you should have an idea by now. It really depends on where you go in italy, every place has it's own specialty and the little towns are less expensive of course.