Fabrizio Ferrandelli and his wife Claudia were shocked to find the mafioso-named items on the menu as they dined at the Mama Rosa restaurant in Copenhagen on Tuesday night, the politician, who is also regional vice-president of the Democratic Party (PD), wrote on his blog.
He said the dishes “exploited the worst stereotypes about southern Italy and criminals”.
Still, Ferrandelli added that the discovery was timely, as he has prepared a dossier, to be submitted next week, highlighting the ways in which the image of Sicily, where the mafia originates, is distorted around the world.
He also found a 'Don Panino' sandwich in Austria.
Ferrandelli described the case in Denmark as “another shame to add to the file.”
“The Don Panino is not an isolated case,” he said.
The report will reveal other examples of how Italians dishes are used to glorify the mafia, with names including Pizza Connection, The Godfather and Don Vito Corleone.