Top Aberrations

This page contains a collection of the Top Italian aberrations that I’ve come across, incredible examples of how one can really miss the point with Italian food.

#1 – Mac and Cheese Pizza

November 15, 2010 - Photo taken in a corporate Cafeteria, in Vancouver
November 15, 2010 – Photo taken in a corporate Cafeteria, in Vancouver

#2 – Meat, Macaroni and Cheese Loaf

Jan 10, 2011 - Sold in Canada
Jan 10, 2011 – Sold in Canada

#3 – Poutine Pizza

November 27, 2010 - Photo taken on Commercial Drive, Vancouver
November 27, 2010 – Photo taken on Commercial Drive, Vancouver

#4 – Spaghetti in a Can

September 2014 - Picture taken in the UK.The fact that the spaghetti are "in a rich and tasty tomato sauce" doesn't help...
September 2014 – Picture taken in the UK.The fact that the spaghetti are “in a rich and tasty tomato sauce” doesn’t help…

#5 – Mexican Pizza (with Nachos!)

August 2013 - Picture taken in the UK, courtesy of Marco
August 2013 – Picture taken in the UK, courtesy of Marco

#6 – The Lone Lasagna Bathing in Tomato

I'm speechless... The absolute worst way to keep a slice of lasagna warm. Seen in an allegedly Italian fast food restaurant in Calgary.
I’m speechless… The absolute worst way to keep a slice of lasagna warm. Seen in an allegedly Italian fast food restaurant in Calgary.

#7 – Old World Style Ragù

Original because "Flavored with Real Ground Beef"? Ragù is a meat sauce, not a questionable tomato sauce *flavored* with meat. Besides, what else can ground beef be other than real?
Original because “Flavored with Real Ground Beef”? Ragù is a meat sauce, not a questionable tomato sauce *flavored* with meat. Besides, what else can ground beef be other than real?

#8 – The “Parmesan” Shaker

The parmesan shaker is a must in every pizza place in North America. Yet, there is no such thing as'parmesan' - the powdery "cheese" that never goes bad! In Italy, you will find freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano or at least Grana Padano. And it's for pasta, not for pizza.
The parmesan shaker is a must in every pizza place in North America. Yet, there is no such thing as ‘parmesan’ – the powdery “cheese” that never goes bad! In Italy, you will find freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano or at least Grana Padano. And it’s for pasta, not for pizza.

#9 – Beef Lasagna Casserole (and Garlic Toast)

October 22, 2011 - Photo taken outside a famous coffee shop, in Vancouver.
October 22, 2011 – Photo taken outside a famous coffee shop, in Vancouver.

#10 – The Lightest Coffee Ever Made

November 20, 2010 - Photo taken in a UBC cafe, in Vancouver
November 20, 2010 – Photo taken in a UBC cafe, in Vancouver

#11 – Meatballs Pizza

Mar 15, 2013 - From a popular pizza joint in Vancouver
Mar 15, 2013 – From a popular pizza joint in Vancouver

#12 – Crunchy Cheesy Bites Pizza

December 1, 2013 - Street ad from a popular pizza chain (photo taken in Vancouver)
December 1, 2013 – Street ad from a popular pizza chain (photo taken in Vancouver)

#13 – Pizza Mozzarella

pizza-mozzarella
November, 2015 – There is no such thing as Pizza Mozzarella! Only mozzarella mozzarella. (Photo taken in Vancouver)

#14 – Espresso and Macchiato Sadness

espresso and macchiato sadness
December 2017, coffee bar on South Granville, Vancouver

9 thoughts on “Top Aberrations”

  1. Josie, I agree and I almost missed it! I guess I am starting to take some things for granted… Please let me know if you notice anything else that should be on this page 🙂

  2. OHHHH MY!!!!!!! I have seen bad stuff around, but these beat them all!! :-(((( I cannot decide which one is the most disgusting… but I think #1 and #2 are on the top of my list too… YUCK!

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