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!


Penne vs. mostaccioli. What the heck is the difference?! If you refer back to the article I wrote a while back about the difference between ziti, penne and rigatoni, you’ll notice that I mentioned “penne lisce,” the Italian phrase for smooth penne, penne without ridges. Well, another word for that …

Lasagna Box

If you like Buffalo wings, you’ll love this lasagna recipe.  It’s a fun twist on a classic recipe for a cheese lasagna.  There’s going to be a lot of layers of the lasagna filled with crispy chicken cutlets, Marinara sauce, spicy Buffalo sauce and a ton of cheese.   I take …

Baked Lasagna

How long should you bake a lasagna in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit? The short answer is that a lasagna can be cooked in a 400 degree oven for 35-45 minutes if not frozen and 65-75 minutes if frozen.  However, this depends on a lot of different factors.  Read …


Hey there, pizza lovers! I’ve got this one million dollar question for you! Can you eat Pizza with braces? Are you one of the millions of people rocking a set of braces? If so, eating some food can be pretty challenging. And let’s be honest, who wants to give up …

Who doesn’t love a big plate of spaghetti and meatballs?  It’s the classic Italian-American dish that has been served in restaurants and homes forever.  It’s comfort food at its finest and it deserves a good glass of wine to go with it.  When I close my eyes and think about …

What To Make with Leftover Meatballs

If you have a bunch of leftover meatballs, that’s a good thing.  There are so many cool things you can make with them.   I have personally tested each one of these recipes in my own kitchen.  There are a lot of websites out there that will give you a list …

How to make Roman Pizza Dough at home

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