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From Italy to America: Celebrating National Lasagna Day

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Italian fare has evolved into a staple of the American restaurant, menu, and dinner table. This dish has been on Italian tables for generations, different and distinctly-prepared depending on the region that you visit. While lasagna has changed, it remains a popular favorite that never fails to satisfy the taste-buds of the entire family. Continue reading

The History of Spaghetti Bolognese

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A significant number of tourists usually focus their Italy travels on the watery city of Venice, the old city of Rome and around the historic, artistic and beautiful town of Florence. While others would love to spend some time drinking wine in Tuscany’s rolling hills, very few would want to head to Bologna. However, this narrative is changing thanks to the broad range of culinary options that the city of Bologna guarantees. Continue reading

Italian Food for Thought: A Short History of Ravioli

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Our Italian Restaurant Dishes on the History of RaviolI

Ravioli is an authentic Italian cuisine,  popular for its unique shape and rich taste. In fact, the delicious recipes of classic Italian ravioli have become quite popular across the world, especially in the U.S. In honor of National Ravioli Day on March 20, we’re sharing some sweet (and savory) facts about Ravioli Pasta. Continue reading

The Italian History Behind Valentine’s Day

Italian Restaurant, Mountain View Valentine's Day romantic dinner menuToday, we associate Valentine’s Day with romance, but the origins of this day had little to do with floral bouquets and candy hearts. The stories vary, but the events that led to marking the occasion had to do with more serious events involving Roman emperors and a local priest named Valentine. Continue reading

The Story Behind the Vine: Brunello di Montalcino Wine

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Atop a sharply rising hill in Tuscany, about 30 miles south of the city of Siena, Italy, grows the Sangiovese grapes cultivated by residents of the sleepy town of Montalcino. These famous grapes are used in the making of one of Italy’s most renowned gourmet wines, Brunello di Montalcino, whose appeal compares favorably with such masterpieces as Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Continue reading