I grew up with proper Italian food (and everyting else...) from near first gen immigrants (both parents conceived via north Italy) and most miss the food by a mile.
I used to work in the meat business in a city that was very high in Italian population in the Italian section. There are no people who eat better quality food than Italians. I worked with a girl who made here own pasta, ravioli, prosciutto, wine and brought all her leftovers to work for all us mangia cakes. I sometimes regret that she was already married before I met her.
Germans and Chinese OTOH, will eat ANYTHING!