Italian cuisine varies region-to-region, you can find different traditions and different culinary expertise all throughout Italy. Italian desserts are no different. While every Italian region may have its own dessert recipe, these select few desserts have spread both nationally and internationally. These are the top ten desserts you may have to taste if you are in Italy.
Struffoli is a traditionally Neapolitan dessert that consists of marble-sized deep fried balls of dough. They are often mixed with other sweet things such as honey.
9 – Tartufo di Pizzo （含有松露的一种的冰激凌甜品）
Tartufo di Pizzo是来自坎布里亚大区的一种蛋糕，内含巧克力夹心，外面撒有可可粉和白糖。
A typical pastry product from what is now Calabria. It is a hand-shaped cake with a heart of chocolate, melted and covered with sprinkles of cocoa powder and sugar.
Biscotti的全名叫做biscotti di Prato，其制法是在蛋糕经过两次烘焙之后，趁热从烤箱中取出，并制成如图形状的饼干。
The full name for biscotti is biscotti di Prato. These cakes are twice baked. While still hot and fresh in the oven, these large almond biscuits are cut.
Even though it may have Polish origins, the Babà is now typically a product that you would find in Naples. They are liquid saturated yeast cakes. These are often filled with pastry cream or whipped cream.
Traditionally from Palermo, Ciarduna are sweet pastries. The pastries are made up from an almond cookie shell that is filled with mascarpone or ricotta filling. There are also varieties that are filled with powdered sugar and chocolate frosting or covered in a chocolate shell.
Originally, Panna Cotta is from the Piemonte region, but you can now find it all throughout Italy. It is usually served with caramel sauce, chocolate, or wild fruit coulis.
4 – Cassata Siciliana/西西里卡萨塔蛋糕
A round sponge cake is moistened by liqueur or fruit juices and has layers of candied peel, vanilla, chocolate filling, or ricotta cheese. It is covered with a shell of green and pink pastel colored icing, marzipan, and layered with decorative designs.
3 – Cannoli（意大利西西里岛产的一种奶油甜酥卷）
Cannoli is a delicious pastry desert. They are usually filled with a creamy, sweet filling, often containing ricotta. These are well known in the United States as well.
2 – Gelato（一种意大利特色的冰激凌冷饮）
The only thing to say about the Italian version of ice cream is that people do not actually realize what the big deal is about gelato until they try it.
Tiramisù is perhaps the most popular Italian dessert. The original recipe comes from the northern region of Veneto. The original recipe has since been adapted in many different varieties including cakes and puddings.