If you're lucky enough to be visiting Italy, you'll get the chance to try some seriously amazing food if you eat where the locals eat. One of the problems you might face is that the menu you're given will be in Italian and that might be just a teensy bit confusing unless you're fluent (or effluent, if you're Kath & Kim).
There's a fab new FREE app for iPhone available called "Menu Translate" which gives you a search on over 5,000 Italian foods, so you can order something new and tasty instead of possibly falling back to the good old Pasta Carbonara (one of my all time faves), or even Spaghetti Bolognese.
There are a lot of fab apps for iPhones, but with so many of them you have to be online to use them. When you're travelling out of your home country, the only way you can be online is if you pay for (or steal, I'm not judging) WIFI, or, heaven forfend, put on your International Roaming (EXPENSIVE!). The super double bonus about this app is that it works when you're offline - no faffing about trying to snag some WIFI.
So, get thee to www.menutranslate.com and get downloading!