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 big pizza ready for a party

I’ve been working on the menu at Mortadella Head for a long time, coming up with specials and paying attention to what our guests order. Here’s a list of what I think are the best appetizers and side dishes to serve with pizza as the main course.

I've never met anyone who has made this for dinner. Maybe similar variations, but never this the exact way. It's an extremely light recipe, and the seasoning packs a punch in every bite you take.

Another great pasta recipe that makes the best out of just a bunch of ingredients. This lemon pasta has a zesty flavor that will refresh your mouth on hot summer days.

I know. The words "cheese" and "desser" sound like polar opposites, but hear me out on this one. Ricotta is very creamy and sweet, and adds the most perfect consistency to so many of your favorite desserts! Today I'm going to show you a few easy recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.

frozen burger patties

Have you ever been sitting in your house late at night and all of a sudden you need a big, fat juicy burger ASAP? This happened to me recently. And it wasn’t the first time. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I get these surprise burger cravings more often …

About one year ago, as I was swiping through cooking tips videos on TikTok, I found a recipe that I immediately wanted to try. It was nothing difficult or complex - just a recipe for pasta with soffritto cream. but I fell in love with it right away! And after trying it out, I think you will too!

How to make Roman Pizza Dough at home

Our stove is on – swing by today!

If you’re in Somerville MA, don’t be a stranger. Come in and taste the foods you’ve just read about, or have them catered to your office!

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