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!

If you’re a fan of broccoli rabe and Italian porchetta, you’re in luck! You are going to love this delicious slow cooked pork & rabe sandwich. “What’s your favorite sandwich?” Is something that every single Mortadella Head employee is asked, time and time again, by curious customers. And while every …

Whenever I think of a ricotta pie, I think of Thanksgiving. I know, I know—this is a traditional Easter dessert, one that’s almost always served in the springtime. But my grandmother has made this ricotta cheese pie every single Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. To me, this …

​We’re in the dead of winter right now in Boston.  The air is cold, there’s snow on the ground and I’m ready for some serious comfort food. ​One of my favorite things to make on a Sunday in the winter is baked manicotti.  I love the way the fresh pasta, …

Pink sauce pasta is one of those dishes that everybody loves. It's quick and simple, it doesn’t require many ingredients, and it has a mild flavor appreciated by children and adults alike. Here’s a simple recipe to make it in no time at all.

Imagine a chilly evening when the aroma of baked apples with vanilla coming from the kitchen starts filling the air, weaving an invitation for romance and cuddles. The apple, tender and warm, yields a sweetness that’s been deepened and enriched by the heat, its natural sugars caramelizing into the spices, …

Imagine eating a dish that is both delicious and nutritious – that’s paleo chia pudding for you. It might be difficult to determine what you can and cannot eat, especially if you are new to the paleo lifestyle.  At first glance, it might just seem like a humble mixture, but …

How to make Roman Pizza Dough at home

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