Romaine lettuce has elongated leaves, with a large crunchy rib and a stronger taste than other lettuces , they are one of the ingredients of the famous Caesar Salad. It is found on the market for most of the year (from crops protected under tunnels), but the one available in the summer comes from open field crops and, due to greater exposure to sunlight, is qualitatively better.
The romaine lettuce on the market is all of national production and comes mainly from Puglia, Sicily, Campania and Lazio, even if it is widespread in all regions. La romana can be found on sale in clusters or already cleaned and shredded in salad mixes ready in bags. For its crunchiness, romaine lettuce gives its best raw, but it can also be enjoyed stewed with bacon or pancetta.