“Fast” Food – Italian Style

If your thought of “fast food” conjures up images of something you eat for lunch in the car, while frantically running errands, and talking on your phone, while texting….. then there is a treat waiting for you if you go to Pisa, Italy.

Italian “fast” food is not at all like what we have come to think of as “fast food” in the USA.

For $10 Euro, your “fast food” lunch at Galileo Restaurante  in Pisa consists of this:

You get a choice of either Farro Salad with Fresh Vegetables, Gnocchi, or Pasta Pomodori il Forno. Then, you also get to pick as your 2nd course either Roasted Sliced Pork, or Artichoke Souffle.

"Black Fruit" and Yogurt For Dessert

“Black Fruit” and Yogurt For Dessert

THEN, dessert is either a Mixed Fruit Salad, or Yogurt with “Black Fruit” (which were blackberries!).  Included is bread, water, espresso, and tip.

And, since I do not drink coffee, my glass of wine was complimenti. How is THAT for “Fast Food”!?!???!! Ahhhh……My kinda lunch!

Here’s a photo of my choices for the day:

Galileo "Fast" Food Lunch

Galileo “Fast” Food Lunch


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Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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8 Responses to “Fast” Food – Italian Style

  1. sybaritica says:

    Is that the faro that looks like barley?


    • Yes, it is. Spelt also looks very similar, but is a bit more reddish in color than farro. All are fabulous in soups, or cooked like rice and mixed with fresh veggies and some olive oil. Those sort of “salads” are good hot, cold, or room temp.


  2. Only in Italy would you get a glass of wine as a sub for coffee – love it!


  3. megtraveling says:

    Now I want to go there for lunch – today! Great post and pictures 🙂


  4. Debra Kolkka says:

    That is my kind of fast food.


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