I hope that this show is making it clearer that there really isn't such a thing as what "Italians" eat or do. The regional differences are enormous. No cream-filled breakfast buns in my homeland of Trentino!
I commented to my husband that I hoped that restaurant had a vomitorium. Sorry, offal with herbs and great olive oil just tastes like gussied up garbage to me.
I guess it depends on one's tastes and tolerances, but the diversity of the Italian peninsula is quite staggering. And the only place I've been so far where I'd say the food was generally sub-par was Venice.
If he makes it to my homeland of Trentino, I will be truly impressed! Our staple dishes of polenta and dumplings aren't as exotic, perhaps, but they are delicious when done right. And the scenery is luscious.