Italy Foodservice Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2029

The Italy Foodservice Market is segmented by Foodservice Type (Cafes & Bars, Cloud Kitchen, Full Service Restaurants, Quick Service Restaurants), by Outlet (Chained Outlets, Independent Outlets) and by Location (Leisure, Lodging, Retail, Standalone, Travel). Market Value in USD is presented. Key data points observed include the number of outlets for each foodservice channel; and, average order value in USD by foodservice channel.

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Italy Foodservice Market Size

Italy Foodservice Market Summary
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Major Players

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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Italy Foodservice Market Analysis

The Italy Foodservice Market size is estimated at 105.17 billion USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 136.38 billion USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 5.33% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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105.17 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

136.38 Billion

Market Size in 2029 (USD)

2.49 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

5.33 %

CAGR (2024-2029)

Largest Segment by Foodservice Type

50.06 %

value share, Full Service Restaurants , 2023

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The increasing frequency of Italians eating out greatly benefits the Italian foodservice industry. Out-of-home food consumption increased by almost 90% during 2020-2021.

Largest Segment by Outlet Type

76.01 %

value share, Independent Outlets , 2023

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High tourist and immigrant influx and growing demand for traditional and innovative cuisines are driving foodservice companies to expand their market shares.

Fastest-growing segment by Foodservice Type

8.80 %

Projected CAGR, Quick Service Restaurants , 2024-2029

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The increasing frequency of Italians eating out is majorly benefitting Italy's food service sector. Out of home food consumption increased over 2020-21 by almost 90%.

Fastest-growing segment by Outlet Type

6.91 %

Projected CAGR, Chained Outlets , 2024-2029

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Consumers prefer chained foodservice outlets because of their standardized menus with regional customizations, quality assurance, and affordable pricing.

Leading Market Player

1.76 %

market share, Cremonini SpA , 2022

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Cremonini SpA is the market leader for buffets, serving 200 restaurants, 48 catering points at 12 airports, 50 train stations, and 1,700 vending machines in Italy.

Rising tourism and expansion in commercial real estate propelling sales in the country

  • The Italian foodservice market represented a share of 13.67%, by value, of the total foodservice market in Europe in 2022. The Italian market grew by CAGR of 1.65% in value from 2017 to 2022. The market is being driven by the full-service restaurants and cafes & bars sub-segments, which depend on developing tourism and commercial real estate in the country.
  • Full-service restaurants dominate the Italian market. By cuisine, the segment mainly consists of European restaurants, followed by Asian and North American restaurants. Since European restaurants, mostly Italian cuisine, hold a majority share in the market, a good indicator to understand the development of the FSR market in Italy is the production and consumption of Italian specialty cheese in the country. Italian PDO cheese is used in a majority of dishes in authentic Italian cuisine. There are 42 varieties of PDO cheeses (Protected Designation of Origin) in Italy, and their production volume reached 596.67 metric tons in 2021, an 11.1% growth from the volume produced in 2016. The per capita consumption of cheese in Italy fluctuated between 22 and 23 kilograms in the past decade.
  • The cafes & bars sub-segment is expected to see major progress and is anticipated to be register a CAGR of 4.51%, by value, during the forecast period. The Italian market is driven by the consumption of beverages like coffee, alcoholic drinks, and desserts. Italian bars mostly feature cocktails as well as a wide range of liqueurs. Italy has many popular names in the liqueur category, which include Amaro Fernet Branca, Amaretto di Saronno, Campari, Grappa Nardini, Limoncello, and Sambuca Molinari.
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Italy Foodservice Market Trends

Bars & pubs dominate foodservice landscape in Italy, with Lombardy having the highest percentage of outlets

  • The number of quick service restaurant outlets in Italy experienced a decline by 4.90% from 2019 to 2020, primarily attributed to the operational restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Popular dishes like pizza, pasta, noodles, burgers, and sushi dominate the Italian market, with fast-food brands specializing in these items accounting for a significant presence. Pizza, in particular, holds a substantial share of the Italian restaurant landscape, with approximately 40,000 restaurants (including both QSR and FSR) in the country offering various kinds of pizza. Bar pizzerias accounted for 36,300 of these establishments in 2022.
  • Cafes & bars had the highest number of outlets among all foodservice types in 2022. Bars and pubs constituted over 74% of the outlets, while cafes represented nearly 25%. Lombardy, located in northern Italy and home to Milan, had the highest share of bars in the country at 17.21%. The region is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and culinary scene. Lazio, including Rome, ranked second with 10.53% of the bars, followed by Emilia-Romagna (9.19%), Campania (8.9%), and Veneto (8.55%). These regions are also known for their rich cultural and culinary traditions. Cafes and specialty coffee shops also play a significant role in the Italian market. In 2022, Italy had approximately 64,200 cafes and 560 specialty coffee shops. Cloud kitchens are projected to record a CAGR of 1.23% in terms of the number of outlets during the forecast period. Currently, cloud kitchens represent only 0.11% of the total number of foodservice outlets in Italy. However, with the growing online delivery market, the number of cloud kitchens is expected to increase significantly in the future.
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Demand for FSR in Italy expected to increase due to tourism and innovative menus

  • In Italy, cloud kitchens experienced a rise in average order value in 2022 compared to other foodservice types, with an average price of USD 12.41. In 2019, food delivery service was the leading sector in the Italian digital market. Milan ranks as the city where people most frequently order food online for home delivery, followed by Rome and Turin. The average order value for cloud kitchens increased by approximately 8.83% from 2020 to 2022, attributed to the strong presence of meal delivery apps such as Just Eat, Deliveroo, Glovo, and Getri, which significantly scaled the cloud kitchen model. For instance, Deliveroo recorded 2 million downloads in 2021, while Just Eat had around 1.7 million downloads in the same year.
  • The demand for full-service restaurants (FSR) in Italy is expected to rise due to the growing number of tourists who are eager to explore the local cuisine. Professionally trained chefs in FSR establishments offer innovative menus, international cuisine, and proprietary recipes to cater to the preferences of both tourists and health-conscious individuals. In 2022, popular dishes offered in the country included Spaghetti alla Carbonara and Risotto, priced at USD 9.5 and USD 13 per 300 g, respectively. As Italian consumers' appetites for local cuisine continue to grow, the average order value for FSR remains high at USD 23.63. The quick service restaurant (QSR) segment in Italy has experienced significant growth in average order value in recent years. From 2019 to 2022, QSR recorded an average order value growth of 8.55% in the country. Fast-food restaurants in Italy are known for offering convenience, speed, and familiar handheld menu items such as burgers, fries, and wraps. The most popular fast-food dishes in Italy, including pizza and pasta, were priced at USD 8.6 and USD 8.5 per serving, respectively, in 2022.
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Italy Foodservice Industry Overview

The Italy Foodservice Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 2.82%. The major players in this market are Autogrill SpA, Compagna Generale Ristorazione SpA, Cremonini SpA, La Piadineria Group and McDonald's Corporation (sorted alphabetically).

Italy Foodservice Market Leaders

  1. Autogrill SpA

  2. Compagna Generale Ristorazione SpA

  3. Cremonini SpA

  4. La Piadineria Group

  5. McDonald's Corporation

Italy Foodservice Market Concentration

Other important companies include Alice Pizza SpA, Camst Group, Gruppo Sebeto, Lagardère Group, QSR Platform Holding SCA, Starhotels SpA, Yum! Brands Inc..

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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Italy Foodservice Market News

  • December 2022: KFC announced that the KFC Drive at the La Corte del Sole shopping center is the company’s newest outlet in Sestu.
  • November 2022: Lagardère Travel Retail signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Marché International AG, the holding company of the Marché Group.
  • November 2022: KFC announced that it had invested USD 21.81 million to open more restaurants in Italy. The fried chicken brand had planned to launch 25 new outlets in 2022.

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Italy Foodservice Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & KEY FINDINGS

  2. REPORT OFFERS

  3. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1. Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2. Scope of the Study​

    3. 1.3. Research Methodology

  4. 2. KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS

    1. 2.1. Number Of Outlets

    2. 2.2. Average Order Value

    3. 2.3. Regulatory Framework

      1. 2.3.1. Italy

    4. 2.4. Menu Analysis

  5. 3. MARKET SEGMENTATION (includes market size in Value in USD, Forecasts up to 2029 and analysis of growth prospects)

    1. 3.1. Foodservice Type

      1. 3.1.1. Cafes & Bars

        1. 3.1.1.1. By Cuisine

          1. 3.1.1.1.1. Bars & Pubs

          2. 3.1.1.1.2. Cafes

          3. 3.1.1.1.3. Juice/Smoothie/Desserts Bars

          4. 3.1.1.1.4. Specialist Coffee & Tea Shops

      2. 3.1.2. Cloud Kitchen

      3. 3.1.3. Full Service Restaurants

        1. 3.1.3.1. By Cuisine

          1. 3.1.3.1.1. Asian

          2. 3.1.3.1.2. European

          3. 3.1.3.1.3. Latin American

          4. 3.1.3.1.4. Middle Eastern

          5. 3.1.3.1.5. North American

          6. 3.1.3.1.6. Other FSR Cuisines

      4. 3.1.4. Quick Service Restaurants

        1. 3.1.4.1. By Cuisine

          1. 3.1.4.1.1. Bakeries

          2. 3.1.4.1.2. Burger

          3. 3.1.4.1.3. Ice Cream

          4. 3.1.4.1.4. Meat-based Cuisines

          5. 3.1.4.1.5. Pizza

          6. 3.1.4.1.6. Other QSR Cuisines

    2. 3.2. Outlet

      1. 3.2.1. Chained Outlets

      2. 3.2.2. Independent Outlets

    3. 3.3. Location

      1. 3.3.1. Leisure

      2. 3.3.2. Lodging

      3. 3.3.3. Retail

      4. 3.3.4. Standalone

      5. 3.3.5. Travel

  6. 4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 4.1. Key Strategic Moves

    2. 4.2. Market Share Analysis

    3. 4.3. Company Landscape

    4. 4.4. Company Profiles (includes Global Level Overview, Market Level Overview, Core Business Segments, Financials, Headcount, Key Information, Market Rank, Market Share, Products and Services, and Analysis of Recent Developments).

      1. 4.4.1. Alice Pizza SpA

      2. 4.4.2. Autogrill SpA

      3. 4.4.3. Camst Group

      4. 4.4.4. Compagna Generale Ristorazione SpA

      5. 4.4.5. Cremonini SpA

      6. 4.4.6. Gruppo Sebeto

      7. 4.4.7. La Piadineria Group

      8. 4.4.8. Lagardère Group

      9. 4.4.9. McDonald's Corporation

      10. 4.4.10. QSR Platform Holding SCA

      11. 4.4.11. Starhotels SpA

      12. 4.4.12. Yum! Brands Inc.

  7. 5. KEY STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR FOODSERVICE CEOS

  8. 6. APPENDIX

    1. 6.1. Global Overview

      1. 6.1.1. Overview

      2. 6.1.2. Porter’s Five Forces Framework

      3. 6.1.3. Global Value Chain Analysis

      4. 6.1.4. Market Dynamics (DROs)

    2. 6.2. Sources & References

    3. 6.3. List of Tables & Figures

    4. 6.4. Primary Insights

    5. 6.5. Data Pack

    6. 6.6. Glossary of Terms

List of Tables & Figures

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  2. NUMBER OF OUTLET UNITS BY FOODSERVICE CHANNELS, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
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  2. AVERAGE ORDER VALUE BY FOODSERVICE CHANNELS, USD, ITALY, 2017 VS 2022 VS 2029
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  2. ITALY FOODSERVICE MARKET, VALUE, USD, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET, %, BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, ITALY, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF CAFES & BARS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY CUISINE, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF CAFES & BARS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY CUISINE, %, ITALY, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
  1. Figure 8:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA BARS & PUBS, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 9:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF BARS & PUBS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA CAFES, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 11:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF CAFES FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 12:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA JUICE/SMOOTHIE/DESSERTS BARS, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 13:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF JUICE/SMOOTHIE/DESSERTS BARS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 14:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA SPECIALIST COFFEE & TEA SHOPS, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF SPECIALIST COFFEE & TEA SHOPS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 16:  
  2. VALUE OF CLOUD KITCHEN FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 17:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF CLOUD KITCHEN FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 18:  
  2. VALUE OF FULL SERVICE RESTAURANTS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY CUISINE, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 19:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF FULL SERVICE RESTAURANTS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY CUISINE, %, ITALY, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ASIAN FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 21:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF ASIAN FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF EUROPEAN FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 23:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF EUROPEAN FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF LATIN AMERICAN FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 25:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF LATIN AMERICAN FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 26:  
  2. VALUE OF MIDDLE EASTERN FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF MIDDLE EASTERN FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF NORTH AMERICAN FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 29:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF NORTH AMERICAN FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF OTHER FSR CUISINES MARKET, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF OTHER FSR CUISINES FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY CUISINE, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 33:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY CUISINE, %, ITALY, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF BAKERIES FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 35:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF BAKERIES FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 36:  
  2. VALUE OF BURGER FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 37:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF BURGER FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 38:  
  2. VALUE OF ICE CREAM FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF ICE CREAM FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE OF MEAT-BASED CUISINES FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 41:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF MEAT-BASED CUISINES FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 42:  
  2. VALUE OF PIZZA FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 43:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF PIZZA FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 44:  
  2. VALUE OF OTHER QSR CUISINES FOODSERVICE MARKET, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 45:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF OTHER QSR CUISINES FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLETS, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 46:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET BY OUTLET, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 47:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET, %, BY OUTLET, ITALY, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
  1. Figure 48:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA CHAINED OUTLETS, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 49:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF CHAINED OUTLETS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 50:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA INDEPENDENT OUTLETS, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 51:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF INDEPENDENT OUTLETS FOODSERVICE MARKET BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 52:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET BY LOCATION, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 53:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET, %, BY LOCATION, ITALY, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
  1. Figure 54:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA LEISURE LOCATION, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 55:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF LEISURE FOODSERVICE MARKET BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 56:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA LODGING LOCATION, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 57:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF LODGING FOODSERVICE MARKET BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 58:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA RETAIL LOCATION, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 59:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF RETAIL FOODSERVICE MARKET BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 60:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA STANDALONE LOCATION, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 61:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF STANDALONE FOODSERVICE MARKET BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 62:  
  2. VALUE OF FOODSERVICE MARKET VIA TRAVEL LOCATION, USD, ITALY, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 63:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF TRAVEL FOODSERVICE MARKET BY FOODSERVICE TYPE, %, ITALY, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 64:  
  2. MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, COUNT, ITALY, 2019 - 2023
  1. Figure 65:  
  2. MOST ADOPTED STRATEGIES, COUNT, ITALY, 2019 - 2023
  1. Figure 66:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF MAJOR PLAYERS, %, ITALY, 2022

Italy Foodservice Industry Segmentation

Cafes & Bars, Cloud Kitchen, Full Service Restaurants, Quick Service Restaurants are covered as segments by Foodservice Type. Chained Outlets, Independent Outlets are covered as segments by Outlet. Leisure, Lodging, Retail, Standalone, Travel are covered as segments by Location.

  • The Italian foodservice market represented a share of 13.67%, by value, of the total foodservice market in Europe in 2022. The Italian market grew by CAGR of 1.65% in value from 2017 to 2022. The market is being driven by the full-service restaurants and cafes & bars sub-segments, which depend on developing tourism and commercial real estate in the country.
  • Full-service restaurants dominate the Italian market. By cuisine, the segment mainly consists of European restaurants, followed by Asian and North American restaurants. Since European restaurants, mostly Italian cuisine, hold a majority share in the market, a good indicator to understand the development of the FSR market in Italy is the production and consumption of Italian specialty cheese in the country. Italian PDO cheese is used in a majority of dishes in authentic Italian cuisine. There are 42 varieties of PDO cheeses (Protected Designation of Origin) in Italy, and their production volume reached 596.67 metric tons in 2021, an 11.1% growth from the volume produced in 2016. The per capita consumption of cheese in Italy fluctuated between 22 and 23 kilograms in the past decade.
  • The cafes & bars sub-segment is expected to see major progress and is anticipated to be register a CAGR of 4.51%, by value, during the forecast period. The Italian market is driven by the consumption of beverages like coffee, alcoholic drinks, and desserts. Italian bars mostly feature cocktails as well as a wide range of liqueurs. Italy has many popular names in the liqueur category, which include Amaro Fernet Branca, Amaretto di Saronno, Campari, Grappa Nardini, Limoncello, and Sambuca Molinari.
Foodservice Type
Cafes & Bars
By Cuisine
Bars & Pubs
Cafes
Juice/Smoothie/Desserts Bars
Specialist Coffee & Tea Shops
Cloud Kitchen
Full Service Restaurants
By Cuisine
Asian
European
Latin American
Middle Eastern
North American
Other FSR Cuisines
Quick Service Restaurants
By Cuisine
Bakeries
Burger
Ice Cream
Meat-based Cuisines
Pizza
Other QSR Cuisines
Outlet
Chained Outlets
Independent Outlets
Location
Leisure
Lodging
Retail
Standalone
Travel
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Market Definition

  • FULL-SERVICE RESTAURANTS - A foodservice establishment where customers are seated at a table, give their order to a server and are served food at a table.
  • QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS - A foodservice establishment that provides customers convenience, speed, and food offerings at lower prices. Customers usually help themselves and carry their own food to their tables.
  • CAFES & BARS - A type of foodservice business that include bars and pubs that are licensed to serve alcoholic drinks for consumption, cafes that serve refreshments and light food items, as well as specialty tea and coffee shops, dessert bars, smoothie bars, and juice bars.
  • CLOUD KITCHEN - A foodservice business that utilizes a commercial kitchen for the purpose of preparing food for delivery or takeout only, with no dine-in customers.
Keyword Definition
Albacore Tuna It is one of the smallest species of tuna found in the six distinct stocks known globally in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea.
Angus beef It is beef derived from a specific breed of cattle indigenous to Scotland. It requires certification from the American Angus Association to receive the "Certified Angus Beef" quality mark.
Asian cuisine It includes full-service offerings in restaurants that serve cuisines from cultures such as Chinese, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Bengali, Southeast Asian, etc.
Average Order Value It is the average value of all orders made by the customers at a foodservice establishment.
Bacon It is salted or smoked meat that comes from the back or sides of a pig.
Bars & Pubs It is a drinking establishment that is licensed to serve alcoholic drinks for consumption on the premises.
Black Angus It is beef derived from a black-hided breed of cows that don't have horns.
BRC British Retail Consortium
Burger It is a sandwich consisting of one or more cooked beef patties, placed inside a sliced bread roll or bun roll.
Café It is a foodservice establishment serving various refreshments (mainly coffee) and light meals.
Cafes & Bars It is a type of foodservice business that include bars and pubs that are licensed to serve alcoholic drinks for consumption, cafes that serve refreshments and light food items, as well as specialty tea and coffee shops, dessert bars, smoothie bars, and juice bars.
Cappuccino It is an Italian coffee drink that is traditionally prepared with equal parts double espresso, steamed milk, and steamed milk foam.
CFIA Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Chained Outlet It refers to a foodservice establishment that shares brands, operates in several locations, has central management, and standardized business practices.
Chicken Tender It refers to chicken meat prepared from the pectoralis minor muscles of a chicken bird.
Cloud Kitchen It is a foodservice business that utilizes a commercial kitchen for the purpose of preparing food for delivery or takeout only, with no dine-in customers.
Cocktail It is an alcoholic mixed drink made with either a single spirit or a combination of spirits, mixed with other ingredients such as juices, flavored syrups, tonic water, shrubs, and bitters.
Edamame It is a Japanese dish prepared with soybeans (harvested before they ripen or harden) and cooked in its pod.
EFSA European Food Safety Authority
ERS Economic Research Service of the USDA
Espresso It is a concentrated form of coffee, served in shots.
European cuisine It includes full-service offerings in restaurants that serve cuisines from cultures such as Italian, French, German, English, Dutch, Danish, etc.
FDA Food and Drug Administration
Fillet Mignon It is a cut of meat taken from the smaller end of the tenderloin.
Flank Steak It is a cut of beef steak taken from the flank, which lies forward of the rear quarter of a cow.
Foodservice It refers to the part of the food industry which includes businesses, institutions, and companies which prepare meals outside the home. It includes restaurants, school and hospital cafeterias, catering operations, and many other formats.
Franks Also known as frankfurter or Würstchen, it is a type of highly seasoned smoked sausage popular in Austria and Germany.
FSANZ Food Standards Australia New Zealand
FSIS Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSSAI Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Full service restaurant It refers to a foodservice establishment where customers are seated at a table, give their order to a server, and are served food at a table.
Ghost Kitchen It refers to a cloud kitchen.
GLA Gross Leasable Area
Gluten It is a family of proteins found in grains, including wheat, rye, spelt, and barley.
Grain-fed beef It is beef derived from cattle that have been fed a diet supplemented with soy and corn and other additives. Grain-fed cows can also be given antibiotics and growth hormones to fatten them up more quickly.
Grass-fed beef It is beef derived from cattle that have only been fed grass as feed.
Ham It refers to the pork meat taken from the leg of a pig.
HoReCa Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes
Independent Outlet It refers to a foodservice establishment that operates with a single outlet or is structured as a small chain with no more than three locations.
Juice It is a drink made from the extraction or pressing of the natural liquid contained in fruit and vegetables.
Latin American It includes full-service offerings in restaurants that serve cuisines from cultures such as Mexican, Brazilian, Argentinian, Colombian, etc.
Latte It is a milk-based coffee that is made up of one or two shots of espresso, steamed milk, and a thin layer of frothed milk.
Leisure It refers to foodservice offered as a part of a recreation business, such as sports arenas, zoos, movie theaters, and museums.
Lodging It refers to foodservice offerings at hotels, motels, guesthouses, holiday homes, etc.
Macchiato It is an espresso coffee drink with a small amount of milk, usually foamed.
Meat-based cuisines This inlcudes food items like fried chicken, steak, ribs, etc. where meat is the primary ingredient for the dish.
Middle Eastern cuisine It includes full-service offerings in restaurants that serve cuisines from cultures such as Arabic, Lebanese, Iranian, Israeli, etc.
Mocktail It is an non-alcoholic mixed drink.
Mortadella It is a large Italian sausage or luncheon meat made of finely hashed or ground heat-cured pork, which incorporates at least 15% small cubes of pork fat.
North American It includes full-service offerings in restaurants that serve cuisines from cultures such as American, Canadian, Caribbean, etc.
Pastrami It refers to a highly seasoned smoked beef, typically served in thin slices.
PDO Protected Designation of Origin: It is the name of a geographical region or specific area that is recognized by official rules to produce certain foods with special characteristics related to location.
Pepperoni It is an American variety of spicy salami made from cured meat.
Pizza It is a dish made typically of flattened bread dough spread with a savory mixture usually including tomatoes and cheese and often other toppings and baked.
Primal cuts It refers to the major sections of the carcass.
Quick service restaurant It refers to a foodservice establishment that provides customers convenience, speed, and food offerings at lower prices. Customers usually help themselves and carry their own food to their tables.
Retail It refers to a foodservice outlet inside a mall. shopping complex or a commercial real estate building, where there are other businesses operating as well.
Salami It is a cured sausage consisting of fermented and air-dried meat.
Saturated fat It is a type of fat in which the fatty acid chains have all single bonds. It is generally considered unhealthy.
Sausage It is a meat product made of finely chopped and seasoned meat, which may be fresh, smoked, or pickled and which is then usually stuffed into a casing.
Scallop It is an edible shellfish that is a mollusk with a ribbed shell in two parts.
Seitan It is a plant-based meat substitute made out of wheat gluten.
Self-service kiosk It refers to a self-order point-of-sale (POS) system through which customers place and pay for their own orders at kiosks, enabling totally contactless and frictionless service.
Smoothie It is a beverage made by placing all the ingredients in a container and processing them together, without removing the pulp.
Specialty coffee & tea shops It refers to a foodservice establishment that serves only various types of tea or coffee.
Standalone It refers to a restaurants that have an independent infrastructure setup and not connected to any other business.
Sushi It is a Japanese dish of prepared vinegared rice, usually with some sugar and salt, accompanied by a variety of ingredients, such as seafood—often raw—and vegetables.
Travel It refers to foodservice offerings such as airplane food, dining on long-distance trains, and foodservice on cruise ships.
Virtual Kitchen It refers to a cloud kitchen.
Wagyu Beef It is beef derived from any of four strains of a breed of black or red Japanese cattle that are valued for their highly marbled meat.
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Italy Foodservice Market Research FAQs

The Italy Foodservice Market size is expected to reach USD 105.17 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 5.33% to reach USD 136.38 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Italy Foodservice Market size is expected to reach USD 105.17 billion.

Autogrill SpA, Compagna Generale Ristorazione SpA, Cremonini SpA, La Piadineria Group and McDonald's Corporation are the major companies operating in the Italy Foodservice Market.

In the Italy Foodservice Market, the Full Service Restaurants segment accounts for the largest share by foodservice type.

In 2024, the Quick Service Restaurants segment accounts for the fastest growing by foodservice type in the Italy Foodservice Market.

In 2023, the Italy Foodservice Market size was estimated at 105.17 billion. The report covers the Italy Foodservice Market historical market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029. The report also forecasts the Italy Foodservice Market size for years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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Italy Foodservice Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2029