That's the thing. If you are traveling and looking to be safe in what you eat, yes you know exactly what you are going to get when you go to Olive Garden, Applebees, etc. But, I think lots of people like to try the "local flavor" of a place, especially overseas. But even in the States, this "ohio italian" vs. "NY italian." Sure the places in Little Italy are absolutely wonderful...but that does not mean there aren't many delicious Italian places in Ohio as well!