REAL ITALIANS EAT SIMPLE.
The Costanza Family relocated from Fiumicino, Rome Italy to Perth, WA in January, 2012 and have opened Simple Italian.
Did you know that Italians are one of the most long-lived population of the world? This is thanks to our beautiful weather but most of all thanks to our diet, known as the Mediterranean diet characterised by its genuity and SIMPLE ingredients… this is our philosophy!
Our main ingredients consist of Italian extra virgin olive oil, selected pasta, tomatos, and flour combined together to reach a high standard in terms of taste and quality. Not to be forgotten our millenary production of cured meats like prosciutto di Parma, cheese like Parmigiano Reggiano, bakery and wines selected for you by our family involved in this industry since 1960.
Welcome to the genuine taste of Italy where homemade dishes are a must and passion for cooking is in our everyday life style!
Join the Pizza Revolution and enjoy the culinary talents of the Costanza family
Italian Food History
Italian cuisine has developed over the centuries. Although the country known as Italy did not unite until the 19th century, the cuisine can claim traceable roots as far back as the 4th century BCE. Food and culture were very important at that time as we can see from the cookbook (Apicius) which dates back to first century BC. Through the centuries, neighbouring regions, conquerors, high-profile chefs, political upheaval, and the discovery of the New World have influenced its development. Italian food started to form after the fall of the Roman Empire, when different cities began to separate and form their own traditions.
Many different types of bread and pasta were made, and there was a variation in cooking techniques and preparation. The country was split. Regional cuisine is represented by some of the major cities in Italy. For example, Milan (north of Italy) is known for its risottos, Bologna (the central/middle of the country) is known for its tortellini and Naples (the south) is famous for its pizzas and spaghettis.