Alitalia meals in Business Class have been awarded the ‘Best Airline Cuisine’ by Global Traveler Magazine from 2010 to 2013. Alitalia and the Italian Sommelier Association select some of the best Italian wines to serve inflight.

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On long haul flights departing Italy passengers will be given a choice of pasta or a meat dish with the second meal service being a smaller snack or breakfast option. On flights over 11 hours in duration, the airline will provide a third service of meals.


Special meals on Alitalia can be pre ordered on all long haul flights in Economy class, but note that on shorter flights you can only order special meals to/from:Rome-Tel Aviv-Rome, Catania/Palermo to Moscow and Catania/Venice to S. Petersburg.

Kosher meals require 48 hours notice except when departing from Tel Aviv where only 24 hours is required. All other meals should be requested at least 24 hours prior to departure.

Alitalia special meals are grouped into three categories, and for each one of these you can ask for the specific meal that may suit your request:

Medical/dietary meals
Religious meals
Children’s meals

Bland Meal, Diabetic Meal, Gluten Free Meal, Low Calorie Meal, Low cholesterol, Low Salt Meal, Lactose Free MealSeafood/Fish Meal, Vegan Meal, Vegetarian Meal, Asian Vegetarian Meal, Kosher Meal, Muslim Meal, Hindi Meal, Baby Meal and Childs Meal.

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Nik has been running Inflight Feed since 2012, and since then he's taken well over 500 flights for work and pleasure. He documents his inflight meal experiences right here and he's also a freelance writer covering inflight meal trends, he has written for CNN and has regular columns in leading industry magazines. He's been featured in Vogue, QZ plus many major news outlets across the globe, and has become the 'go to' person when someone needs an opinion about airline meals.