This is a list of Italian desserts and pastries. Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots as far back as the 4th century BCE.
Bocconotto is a pastry typical of the Italian regions of Apulia, Abruzzo, and Calabria, and is often eaten at Christmas.
Sfogliatelle are shell-shaped filled pastries native to Italian cuisine.
Zeppole is a pastry consisting of a deep-fried dough ball that is dusted with powdered sugar and sometimes filled with various sweets.