What are the differences of the restaurants in Italy and Italian restaurants in the U.S.? Do people in Italy?

like to eat foods with a lot of carb like pizza, pasta, baked foods? What can you order in Italian restaurants if you don't like carb?

Being Italian born, and having lived years in the US and other counties aboard, I can assure you that Italian restaurants in the U.S.and Italian restaurants in Italy are of different kind, not for a different cooking expertise, but for the different way the customer want to be served.
NO ITALIAN would accept a salad for starter.
Neither they would choose between a pasta entree and a meat one: the "ITALIAN IN ITALY" meal is a two course (plus extra).
Of course the amount of pasta you get in the US is almost double than the Italian Primo Piatto, and the usual American steak would serve 3.

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