Food & Beverage Industry Trends Highlights

Italian popularity has changed by 4.79% over the past year. On average, Italian is consumed 2.78 times every year. Market adoption for Italian in restaurants is 41.44% and it is on 2.19% of recipes.

Italian plating ideas from top restaurants

Most popular Italian dishes in restaurants. May 2021 data
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Posto (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Paciugo San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)
Corso Ristorante (Berkeley, California)
Pizza Time Caffé (Parkland, Florida)

Fastest rising Italian pairings

The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, and drinks with Italian. May 2021 data
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#1cake
27.04%
#2bread
25.50%
#3water
24.67%
#4mac & cheese
18.44%
#5cheese
18.42%
#6sausage
15.67%
#7red wine
10.15%
#8coffee
9.69%
#9pasta
6.29%

Food Market Overview for Italian

Italian Growth Over Time

Monitor trends in Italian related conversations over the past year. May 2021 Data
Feb '20Mar '20Apr '20May '20Jun '20Jul '20Aug '20Sep '20Oct '20Nov '20Dec '20Jan '21Feb '21Mar '2100.250.50.7511.251.51.7522.25
  • Annual Growth

    Italian consumption yearly growth rate
    4.79%
  • Annual Consumption Frequency

    Italian is consumed 2.78 times on average every year
    2.78
  • The percentage of the average American diet that Italian represents. May 2021 data

    Market Adoption

  • The popularity of Italian at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average. May 2021 data

    Home vs Restaurant Consumption

    • Eat In
    • Market Avg.
    • Eat Out
  • Percentage of restaurants that serve Italian

    Popularity in Restaurants

    41.44%
    257,747 of 621,918 Restaurants
  • 2.19% of recipes have Italian

    Popularity in Recipes

    2.19%
    103,808 of 4,735,453 Recipes

Product & Culinary Innovation Analysis

The upcoming food industry trends for Italian. May 2021 data

Most Popular raw ingredients Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular raw ingredients ingredients with Italian, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. May 2021 data
Top raw ingredients Ingredients and Pairings
#1pasta
24.07%
#2cheese
19.32%
#3sausage
9.09%
#4tomatoes
8.23%
#5leafy greens
7.97%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1pumpkin spice
75.65%
#2rice milk
73.46%
#3curry paste
71.5%
#4gray salt
69.04%
#5chanterelles
64.51%

Most Popular prepared food Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular prepared food ingredients with Italian, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. May 2021 data
Top prepared food Ingredients and Pairings
#1mac & cheese
22.74%
#2pizza
14.24%
#3cake
12.17%
#4bread
11.62%
#5salad
9.31%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1frijoles charros
#2lucky charms
#3lion king roll
#4com chien
#5soda bread
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1pumpkin pie
83.15%
#2indian flatbreads
70.4%
#3gingerbread
63.71%
#4chicken pie
62.07%
#5alla vodka pasta
61.25%

Most Popular beverages Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with Italian, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. May 2021 data
Top beverages Ingredients and Pairings
#1coffee
30.06%
#2beer
14.35%
#3water
11.4%
#4red wine
10.67%
#5juice
6.88%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1pepsi
88.71%
#2miller lite
73.33%
#3coors light
71.35%
#4eggnog
69.74%
#5fanta
69.39%

Diets & Traits

Uncover the primary dietary motivations behind consumer preferences for Italian

Diets Over Time

The dietary references with Italian over time. May 2021 data
Mar '20Apr '20May '20Jun '20Jul '20Aug '20Sep '20Oct '20Nov '20Dec '20Jan '21Feb '21Mar '2102.557.51012.51517.52022.525
  • grain free
  • nut free
  • vegan
  • lactose free

Most popular Italian related motivations

The leading motivations and claims consumers choose Italian compared to all other dishes. May 2021 data
  • fitness

    4.29%
  • snack

    2.61%
  • comfort

    1.86%

Restaurant Trends Analysis

Italian adoption in the restaurant industry and pricing segmentation. May 2021 analysis

Italian Pricing Analysis

Track the average price of Italian dishes across all price tiers. May 2021 data
$12.31$9.22$13.77$31.18$43.14AVG$$$$$$$$$$
  • Restaurant Penetration

    41.44% of restaurants serve. May 2021 data
    41.44%
  • Foodservice Cuisine Penetration

    The cuisine that offers Italian the most. May 2021 data
    italian restaurant
    70%
  • Restaurant Menu Analysis

    3240414 of menu items containing Italian. May 2021 data
    3,240,414
  • Dish Count Per Menu

    The average number of Italian dishes found in menus. May 2021 data
    12.57

Most Popular Italian Dishes

Most popular Italian posts from restaurants. May 2021 data
Posto (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Paciugo San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)
Corso Ristorante (Berkeley, California)
Pizza Time Caffé (Parkland, Florida)

Home Cooking

Discover Italian penetration in home cooking

Most Popular Recipes

The most notable variations of Italian recipes found online, and how they have performed over the past year. May 2021 data