8 Overrated Italian Dishes That Chefs Never Order

Spaghetti Carbonara: While a classic dish, some chefs find spaghetti carbonara overrated due to its simplicity and potential for being poorly executed, with issues such as curdled eggs or lack of balance in flavors.

Fettuccine Alfredo: Often seen as a heavy and overly rich dish, fettuccine Alfredo is sometimes considered overrated by chefs who prefer lighter and more nuanced pasta dishes.

Chicken Parmesan (Parmigiana): Although popular in many Italian-American restaurants, some chefs view chicken Parmesan as overrated due to its heavy breading and abundance of cheese

Caprese Salad: While fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil are a classic combination, some chefs find Caprese salad overrated, especially when tomatoes are not in season and lack flavor.

Lobster Ravioli: Despite its luxurious ingredients, lobster ravioli is sometimes considered overrated by chefs who prefer simpler pasta dishes that allow the pasta itself to shine.

Tiramisu: While tiramisu is a beloved Italian dessert, some chefs find it overrated due to its ubiquity and often overly sweet or heavy nature.

Bruschetta: While bruschetta can be delicious when made with high-quality ingredients, some chefs view it as overrated due to its simplicity