• Cannelloni

    Almost everyone knows Cannelloni, a pasta made into tubes commercially and in the kitchen by using sheets of pasta wrapped around the filling and covered with a sauce before baking.

    English Name: Cannelloni (Italian for large canes or reeds) · Course: Primo Piatto · Author

  • Chicche con cicale di mare

    This seafood primo piatto has some unusual ingredients, but it’s simple and delicious when eaten by the sea.

    English Name: Gnocchetti with Seafood · Course: Primo Piatto · Author

  • Farro Risotto: Farrotto

    Farro is an ancient grain that contains a starch similar to that of arborio or carnaroli rices, and can make a sturdy and healthy risotto often seen on restaurant menus in Tuscany and Umbria.

    English Name: Farro Risotto · Course: Primo Piatto · Author

  • Fregola con arselle

    Fregola or Fregula con arselle on an Italian menu indicates a Sardinian semolina pasta type garnished with small clams.

    English Name: Semolina balls with small clams · Course: Primo Piatto · Author

  • Gnocchi di Patate con Fonduta

    A hearty dish, potato gnocchi with cheese fondue is just what you want on those chilly evenings in Piemonte.

    English Name: Potato gnocchi with cheese fondue · Course: Primo Piatto · Author

  • Lasagne con pesto e salmone

    Lasagne con pesto e salmone means an oven-baked lasagna layered with with pesto, B├ęchamel sauce, and smoked salmon, one of many Italian pastas without tomatoes in the sauce.

    English Name: Lasagna with pesto and smoked salmon · Course: Primo Piatto, Pasta · Author

  • Lombrichelli allo Scoglio

    A thick, handmade spaghetti called Lombrichelli is paired with seafood in this classic dish of Lazio.

    English Name: Fat spaghetti with seafood · Course: Primo Piatto, Pasta · Author

  • Lorighittas con i gamberi

    Lorighittas is pasta from Sardinia formed into a ring like two strands of twisted spaghetti. These days it’s served with shrimp, zucchini, or artichokes.

    English Name: Lorighittas with shrimp · Course: Primo Piatto, Pasta · Author

  • Minestrone

    Minestrone is a thick vegetable soup without a fixed recipe that takes advantage of what’s fresh in the garden.

    English Name: Minestrone · Course: Primo Piatto, Soup · Author

  • Orecchiette con salsiccia e cima di rape

    Orecchiette con salsiccia e cima di rape and other variations with anchovies and tomato sauce are classic primi piatti from Puglia.

    English Name: "Little Ears" pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe · Course: Primo Piatto · Author