Authentic Italian Dinner Recipes

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What are some authentic Italian dishes?

Verdura (vegetables)

  • Asparagi bianchi e verdi (asparagus)
  • Caponata
  • Carciofi alla Romana
  • Ciambotta
  • Crauti (sauerkraut)
  • Panzanella – a Tuscan salad of bread and tomatoes, popular in the summer
  • Peperonata
  • Pestât
  • Pinzimonio – Italian-style crudités
  • Fried eggplant

How to make authentic Italian seasoning?


  • Wash your aromatic herbs under running water.
  • Tap them dry with a clean cloth and gently remove the leaves from the sage and bay leaf twigs.
  • Place the sage and bay leaves on a baking pan, together with the rosemary and marjoram sprigs.
  • Bake them at 130 C (260 F) for 20 to 25 minutes until completely dehydrated.

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What are some traditional foods in Italy?

Traditional Italian cuisine developed over millennia, influenced by the cuisine of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and by the contributions of Byzantine, Jewish and Arab traditions. With the discovery of the New World, novel ingredients were introduced, among them potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and corn, which have adapted to the Italian territory in multiple native varieties.

What is the traditional Italian dinner?

What is the most traditional Italian meal?

  • Risotto alla Milanese (Milano Style Risotto). The rice crop, which was introduced to Sicily by the Moors in the thirteenth century, is mostly farmed in the lush plains of northern ...
  • Polenta.
  • Lasagna.
  • Ravioli.
  • Osso buco.
  • Arancini.
  • Ribollita.
  • Spaghetti Alla Carbonara.
  • Lasagna.

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