Italian Food for Non-Italian People. This definition applies to the food available at restaurants (usually chains) that advertise themselves as Italian, however, is really "italian food-lite"; e.g. Bertucci's, The Olive Garden, Maggiano's. Anyone who's actually from Italy or of Italian hertiage recognizes the difference between the fare of these restaurants and the "real" versions.
by dayspteh June 01, 2006