our italian recipes

Just like we make ’em at our place! Many of these recipes are the same we follow everyday at our Italian-American restaurant in Somerville, MA. Others have been modified to be made at home easily, and are the product of our years of expertise and our love for homemade food. Either way, here you’ll find a collection of recipes for every use and occasion. Enjoy!

a plate of eggplant involtini made with this recipe

We love our eggplant involtini: it's a delicious, quick, and easy appetizer that turns eggplant haters into eggplant lovers. Here's how to make it at home.

our eggplant parmigiana

Eggplant parmigiana…the one and only authentic “parm”. Not chicken.  Not veal. The dish they call “Parmigiana” in Italy is exclusively eggplant parmesan. It’s unlikely you’ll find other variants there. Legend has it those were invented by Italians here in America. But you’ll find eggplant parm everywhere in Italy. It’s so easy …

homemade mozzarella sticks by mortadella head

Let’s talk about mozzarella sticks.  And I don’t mean those little frozen pinky-finger-size things that most restaurants serve. I’m talking about big, thick, homemade mozzarella sticks.  The ones that give you a cheese pull long enough to walk across the street and it still doesn’t break. Those are the ones …

This recipe for Béchamel sauce is cheap, easy to follow and takes less than 10 minutes to be done. All you need is milk, butter and flour. Check it out!

When we’re not eating pizza, a warm bowl of soup is a nice treat, especially during the harsh Boston winters. Every now and then we serve a delicious Pasta e Fagioli. It’s hearty, filling, and quite tasty. Today we’re sharing a recipe from one of our favorite chefs, J. Kenji …

Italian language lesson of the day Cacio e Pepe. Literally meaning “cheese and pepper,” cacio e pepe is a wonderfully simple, yet delicious, Italian recipe. Though it uses just a few ingredients, there’s a very specific way to make it. Done right, you’ll have a lusciously creamy sauce. It might take …

How to make Roman Pizza Dough at home

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