Which food do you prefer: Italian or Middle Eastern?

Italy has pizza, pasta, cannolis, gnocchi, etc.

The Middle East has shish kebab, tikka, baklava (called baklawa in Arabic), dolma, etc.

Which one sits better with you and why?
Update: Anonymous, true, Tikka is primarily Indian, but it has also been adopted by the Middle East, too (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tikka_(food)). Also, Dolma originated in Anatolian Turkey, making it Middle Eastern by nature (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolma). Pasta originated in Italy, and is popular elsewhere,... show more Anonymous, true, Tikka is primarily Indian, but it has also been adopted by the Middle East, too (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tikka_(food)).

Also, Dolma originated in Anatolian Turkey, making it Middle Eastern by nature (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolma).

Pasta originated in Italy, and is popular elsewhere, obviously.
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