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!

Finished dish of dandelion greens cooked with olive oil, garlic and lemon

If you’ve ever been to Rome, you know that you really can’t move an inch without running into “Cicoria”. That bitter, leafy green is all over the place. It’s on just about every restaurant menu. Especially restaurants where the locals eat. When I was a kid I’d stay far away …

  One of the most delicious and simple appetizers from the Puglia region of Italy (think the heel of the boot) is focaccia. Focaccia is a bread made with olive oil and baked with even more olive oil and is mouth-wateringly tasty. There are many ways to prepare focaccia: you …

Crocchette Alla ‘Nduja

Remember when we got really detailed in our description of ‘nduja? Today we’re giving you a way to put it to use. Like spicy sausage and potatoes? Oh, and things that are deep fried? Great. These croquettes are for YOU. Get that oil hot and bubbling and read on. Ingredients: …

The Screamin' Sicilian Sub

When we make a sub, we don’t just make any old sub. So when we were coming up with ideas for our Steak & Cheese menu, we put a lot of time into it. We grilled a ton of steak, melted boat loads of cheese and tried so many different …

La Rustic Roman Pizza

This white sauce is a huge hit at Mortadella Head. It’s the perfect base for all of our white pizzas. Our La Rustica pizza is a best seller with white sauce, potatoes, rosemary, roasted peppers and sauteed onions. We also toss it in some of our best selling pasta dishes with things like …

rigatoni with pink vodka sauce

Ingredients 1 quart of tomato sauce 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes 1/4 cup vodka 1 cup heavy cream ½ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese Instructions 1. In a large saucepan, warm olive oil over medium-high heat until it shimmers. 2. Add red pepper flakes and …

How to make Roman Pizza Dough at home

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