Lazio (also known as Latium) is a relatively flat region located in the middle of Italy along the western coast. Home to the capital city, Rome, Lazio has a rich history and influence that extends far beyond its boarders. The region has always had a vibrant farming economy so ripe produce plays a large role in the cuisine as well as seafood due to its proximity to the ocean.

Lazio is home to well known foods such as spaghetti alla carbonara and Guanciale, Pecorino Romano, Mozzarella di Bufala and the sweet Ricotta Romana.