We love our pasta, talk with our hands and reserve our Sundays for the family. These are just some of the common stereotypes of Italians however there are many more interesting (and true) stereotypes to add to this list.
We are affiliated with the Mob
This is the first thing people mostly think of when you tell them that you are Italian. No, not all Italians are in the mob.
We are loud (and proud)
We speak loud, raise our voices without realizing it, and can’t control the number of hand gestures we use. Get us talking about something we are passionate about and we will be out of control with the tone of our voice and raising of hands.
We only eat pasta and/or pizza
We do love our carbs, but we also love meat, fish, and veggies too. You know, a balanced diet.
We are always late
We don’t do it intentionally, but sometimes we don’t concern ourselves with the time. Expect us to be anywhere from 5-20 minutes late.
5. We can never go anywhere empty-handed
Our mothers taught us better than to show up to someone’s house without a small gift.
6. We take soccer very seriously
We also get extremely loud and passionate about soccer too.
7. We like to show PDA
In Italy, it’s very common to see people making out everywhere. It’s safe to say that Italians are not shy when it comes to displaying affection.
8. We love coffee
At home, at work, in the car, on the street. Any chance we get we will have a coffee. And sometimes we drink it as though it’s water.
9. We don’t like eating anything but Italian food
This stereotype usually applies to the older generations. For example, if you ask your Nonna if she wants to go out for sushi with you, she’ll more than likely give you a disgusted face and tell you that she will cook you something better instead.
Can you think of any other typical Italian stereotypes? Let us know in the comments.
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