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Dining Out: Italian Cuisine

Restaurant-Specific Strategies

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3/1/2013 10:43:01 PM

WOOGIE123's SparkPage
This is a very helpful article!
MARAHAB
3/27/2011 2:56:19 PM

Before Sparkpeople.com, I couldn't have done this: I ordered a lemon pepper grilled chicken marinara on fettucini, topped with hand grated parmesan, and the calorie count was ok if you were serving 4. When it came, the serving could serve 4. I divided it into 4, and had a portion that was right for me. Took the rest home and we had dinner and then another plate for my husband when I had a meeting.
3/27/2010 7:33:37 AM

SALTYCHOCOLATE's SparkPage
Just happened to read this again and I'm still wondering about the 20 cheese tortellini having 530 calories. I'm not sure which tortellini Spark people is using to get that calorie count. While cheese tortellini is not one of the better choices when watching one's weight, I don't believe 20 pieces have 530 calories.
3/27/2009 12:48:45 PM

SALTYCHOCOLATE's SparkPage
Interesting, but as with all food, there are differences in preparations of the same exact dish. For example, the tortellini calorie count for 20 pieces is prepared how? Again, in marinara it's fine but alfredo will add more fat. And by the way, Marsala should NOT contain cream.
2/14/2009 1:15:32 PM

M73ROCKY's SparkPage
My husband I and I have dinner plans with friends and this article was a real help! We are saying "goodbye" to our old ways of ordering cream sauces and eating baskets of bread at our favorite restaurant.
JOHNNYRAY3
11/5/2008 9:52:53 AM

This article was a life saver, have to go to lunch with business and I was worried since the place we are going has a small menu and i didn't want to draw attention to myself as a dieter by ordering a small salad.
7/15/2008 3:43:10 AM

JIBBIE49's SparkPage
I got hungry reading the list of Italian foods that were BAD. Think SMALL PORTIONS.

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