‘Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy’: What’s on the menu in London

(CNN) — Stanley Tucci’s search for Italy l ed him somewhere unexpected. A place that has more Italians than Bologna or Pisa, and the ancient Romans called it their last frontier.

Beyond the stereotypes about traditional British cuisine, Tucci discovered a vibrant food scene influenced by generations of Italian immigrants. With creamy burrata and fresh homemade pasta, some of these transplant dishes rival their Italian counterparts.

“This is one of my favorite places in the world,” Tucci proudly proclaimed of his hometown.