9Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo, a creamy pasta dish featuring butter and Parmesan cheese, is a staple in many Italian-American restaurants.

However, its origins can be traced to a specific restaurant in Rome rather than the heart of Italy. Created by Alfredo di Lelio in the early 20th century, the dish gained international fame after being enjoyed by Hollywood actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. While popular in the United States, Fettuccine Alfredo is not a traditional Italian dish and is rarely found on menus in Italy.