What do you order when you go out for Italian?
When you go to an Italian restaurant, what are your favorite couple dishes to order?
Aside of the most tempting answer which is "just about everything" ... For me, when they're willing to make it for me, I order "Pasta Cicci" ... pasta with cicci peas (chick peas) sauteed with garlic butter and topped with Italian bread crumbs. (garlic butter and breadcrumbs is one of my favorite ways to eat spaghetti anyway)
As far as appetizers ... if they are on the menu, I'd have to say Arancini (the translation is "little oranges" because of the way they look) which are rice balls or croquettes made with saffron and filled with a mixture of meat, cheese, peas, mushrooms etc and then deep fried.