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Italian Food Break Down: Numbers to Know Before You Mangia!

Who doesn't love a slice of cheese pizza, Lasagna or Anitpasto? And those Italian desserts like gelato or a cannoli - they're just so delicious, it's hard to hold back.

Each of these are based on a regular restaurant portion:

Antipasto Salad: 136 cals, 8g fat, 13g carbs
Bruschetta (1 piece with tomato and basil): 102 cals, 3g fat, 17g carbs
Chicken Cacciatore: 370 cals, 22g fat, 4g carbs
Capresse Salad: 154 cals, 11.8g fat, 4.2g carbs
Eggplant Parmigiana: 670 cals, 32g fat, 75g carbs
Fettuccine Alfredo: 780 cals, 55g fat, 53g carbs
Parmesan Garlic Bread: 259 cals, 13.4g fat, 29.2g carbs
Lasagna (meat): 400 cals, 17g fat, 36 cals
Lasagna (vegetable): 250 cals, 13g fat, 21g carbs
Manicotti (cheese and tomato): 230 cals, 14g fat, 18g carbs
Minestrone Soup: 260 cals, 6g fat, 28g carbs
Spinach and Mushroom Risotto: 219 cals, 5g fat, 37g carbs
Pizza (1 slice cheese): 222 cals, 5g fat, 35g carbs
Pizza (1 slice pepperoni): 249 cals, 7.5g fat, 35g carbs

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Ravioli: 300 cals, 12g fat, 30 carbs
Spaghetti with tomato sauce: 540 cals, 13g fat, 105g carbs
Spaghetti with meatsauce: 650 cals, 16g fat, 90g carbs
Cheese Tortellini: 530 cals, 20g fat, 74g carbs
Veal Parmigiana: 350 cals, 20g fat, 5g carbs


Cannoli: 142 cals, 7.1g fat, 14.2g carbs
Almond Biscotto: 110 cals, 2.5g fat, 21g carbs
Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato: 241 cals, 16g fat, 24 carbs
Raspberry Napoleon: 243 cals, 4g fat, 34g carbs
Pasticiotti: 305 cals, 12.4g fat, 42.5g carbs
Tiramisu: 310 cals, 15g fat, 39 carbs

Join The Conversation
krisua krisua 10 years
So pasta has more calories than tiramisu? Good news, now I only eat the tiramisus...
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
Eating these foods are calories are well spent, in my book. But it's nice to know what's really in these irresistable Italian dishes.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
I think it's great to splurge once in a while, and these foods definitely make it worth it. I just wouldn't eat Fettuccine Alfredo EVERY night - 780 calories? I'd rather have a cannoli.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
Make it with better noodles (Barilla Plus or whole wheat), make your own sauce, and use ground turkey with italian seasoning instead of sausage...I don't know HOW MUCH that saves, but you'd have to feel WAY better about eating it, right???
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
:drool: aw t0x, maybe u can ask them to include salads into the meals! then it wont be so much trouble for you!
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Thats scary. Italian food is a big part of our families diet. Guess Ill have to bring my own dinner to the inlaws while Im dieting off this baby weight.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
So... that means that at my all Italian dinner on Sunday I gorged on 928 calories of deliciousness. A bit scary, but totally worth it.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
Mmmmm....pasta.... My fave is bruschetta from TGI Fridays...Yum.
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