Abergavenny's Italian restaurants are keeping up a long tradition. The Welsh Valleys have long had a strong relationship with Italy. Ever since people started leaving the Apennines in the 19th century to work in the mines and run fish and chip shops in Wales, there's been an undeniable taste of Italy about the region's food. From fish and chips and ice cream parlours, Welsh Italians in Abergavenny started restaurants aplenty. Nowadays, new trattorias open up all the time, allowing gourmet food fans to take their fill of pizzas, pasta, and all of the other gastronomic delights Italy is famous for.