I would love to know who spread the word that garlic bread is an Italian dish. The menus of the Italian restaurants abroad often include it in the starters page, hidden among bruschettas, salads and ham, disguised as a local, like a cuckoo egg.
Complimentary bread is never available and this impostor, its closest replacement, can only be ordered as an à la carte course.
But rumors don't know what borders are and urban legends can grow everywhere. Try, for instance, to tell the Chinese, that their most popular dessert in Italy is fried ice cream!
(Picture by OMGsplosion, wikipedia.org)