Gibraltarian food is the result of a long relationship between the Andalusian Spaniards and the British, as well as the many foreigners who made Gibraltar their home over the past three centuries. The culinary influences include those from Malta, Genoa, Portugal, Andalusia and Britain. This marriage of tastes has given Gibraltar an eclectic mix of Mediterranean and British food. The national specialty cuisines that are inclusive of the Gibraltar food are Calentita and panissa and Spinach tortilla.
The influences of English, Italian, Moroccan, Spanish and Jewish food cultures are widely observed. Unlike some other countries the religious communities in Gibraltar rarely observe any specific food requirements or taboos. Gibraltar derives its multi-ethnical culinary identity from its very unusual geographical location.
Pasta is a popular meal of the people of Gibraltar. The popular local pasta which has the origin from Italy is a hot favorite among the cuisine of Gibraltar. Baked Pasta is also liked by the people, which consist of macaroni and sauce. Bread is another strong feature of the Gibraltar culinary culture because one can choose from many bread varieties. Rolitos is a favorite delicacy of Gibraltar. Rolitos is a thin slice of beef that is surrounded by bread crumbs that can be cooked, fried or even baked.