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!

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 …

meatball sub with mortadella and provolone

This is the easiest tomato sauce of all time. Not only is it delicious, but it will fill your house with the nicest smell you can imagine. It can be used for just about anything…pasta, pizza, meatballs… simmer some string beans and zucchini in it for a beautiful side dish. You get the …

eggplant stuffed with cheese and mortadella

I’ve loved this dish since I was a kid. It’s the perfect way to turn eggplant haters into eggplant lovers. With all of the sauce, cheese and mortadella, people forget about the eggplant. It’s perfect as an appetizer, a side dish or a main course with a little side of …

Sebby wearing Mortadella Head Apron

We've got three ways to make pizza dough. Depending on how much time you've got, and how hands-on you want to be, you can choose from an instant method, a 24-hour method, and a multi-day process.

Mortadella Head zucchini pasta

We invited our Italian friend Fausto into the Mortadella Head kitchen for a cooking lesson. Watch us make his Crema de Zucchini - a delicious sauce for pasta and pizza!

How to make Roman Pizza Dough at home

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