Can you explain why there is no article in this case while sometimes there is an article. It is optional when the meaning is eat .... as opposed to eat a..... or eat the.....
I honestly think it depends on context. Io mangio pollo seems more like declaration like responding to a question as oppose to an observation like tu sei mangi il pollo. Of course I could be completely wrong and it's just one of those weird language rules
Marco Polo was a Venetian merchant and explorer (1254-1324). "il pollo" has two l's, "Marco Polo" has one.
I know. I was just doing a pun on the term "pollo" as it sounds like "polo". Turns out that didn't work well. Sorry. :(
Never mind. However, "Pollo" doesn't sound like "Polo": short "o" versus long "o".