There are many people that like Italian food, which means that it is sort of hard to pinpoint what the best food is in the area (good thing its no longer hard to find Italian Restaurant Miami nowadays). While you may be thinking that pasta or marinara sauce are the kings of the land, this is certainly not the case at all. If I had to choose which food is the most popular eaten it Italy, that would have to be olive oil. While this is considered a cooking oil in many other countries, you cannot go anywhere in Italy without having food that contains this ingredient.
It is probably strange to hear, but there are some people who are a fan of adding copious amounts of olive oil to their food. Instead of using this as simply a way to stop food from sticking, people in Italy often use olive oil as a condiment. Yes. The same way that people in other countries add things like salt, pepper and hot sauce to their food, Italians love their olive oil. It is used as a salad dressing, soup topping and as an accompaniment with great olives and bread. It is pretty much impossible to find someone in Italy that does not use it (even most people I know who loves Italian Food uses olive oil).