The Italian City With The Most Expensive Food Scene In The World

Trying the local cuisine is an essential part of traveling. Go to Greece, try authentic moussaka. Go to India, try authentic tandoori chicken. Go to France, try authentic ratatouille. Sampling a region's popular dishes gives you a taste of that culture and even its core values (via Spoon University).

For example, Italian culture values simplicity and tradition. According to Italy Magazine, dishes like polenta and ribollita have been around since medieval times. But as many of us know, even the simplest of dishes can taste amazing!

Dining out in Italy is slightly more expensive than dining out in the U.S., says CNBC, but what can we say? If you go to Italy, you're going to eat — a lot. A dinner for two at a nice restaurant can cost between $40 and $100 (via USA Today). And if you go to Italy's most expensive eateries, well, you'd be wise to budget carefully. 

Italy's finest food is going to cost you

Many people know the Italian city of Venice for its beautiful bridges and famed gondola rides. However, the "City of Canals" is also known as one of the most expensive places to eat, says Radical Storage.

If you want to get fancy, a traditional home dinner with a chef in Venice can cost around $80 per person (via Viator). Tasting tours range in price, from $50 per person to $160 per person. For food fanatics, these prices may very well be worth it, to sample as much Italian cuisine as possible.

Venice is also home to a number of Michelin starred restaurants, and needless to say, those coveted stars are going to cost you. According to Chef's Pencil, a restaurant with two stars can cost around $252 per person.

Regardless of where you dine in Venice or how much you spend, what matters most is that you enjoy the food. When it comes down to it, spaghetti is spaghetti.