Best Italian Recipes and Menus
Food lovers go crazy for Italian, where simple dishes, high-quality ingredients and lots of passion rule the table. From pizza and pasta to sauces and sides, these are our favorite ways to cook, savor and enjoy the best of Italian cuisine.
Cook like an Italian grandmother with a taste of the classics.
A little something to whet the appetite, antipasti translates to "before the meal." Begin your feast with these small bites, from simple flatbreads to Italian salads and crispy bruschetta.
Best Italian Appetizers
The stars of the show, secondi—or second courses—are simply-prepared dishes of fish, chicken and meat. Serve them as part of a big meal or on their own.
Italian Main Dishes
This sophisticated, simple-to-prepare, creamy main is topped with a drizzle of full-bodied, robust Pompeian olive oil.
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Serve it as a first course—or primo—like the Italians do, or as a satisfying main. Either way, our collection of pastas is perfect for dinner tonight.
Our Favorite Pasta Recipes
The meal isn’t over in Italy until something sweet, or dolce, hits the tongue. Go simple with fresh fruit and biscotti, or step it up with a rich Italian indulgence.
Delicious Italian Desserts
The YouTube star shares some of her favorite go-to dishes that anybody can make.
Actress Debi Mazar and her Italian husband, Gabriele Corcos, invite you into their home as they share their tremendous passion for Tuscan food and for each other.
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Homemade pasta is easier than you might think, and it trumps anything you'll buy dried at the store.
Recreate Italian street foods like thin, crispy pizza and pressed panini in your own kitchen with these authentic recipes.
Keep a ball of pizza dough in your freezer and irresistible meals are never far away. Think of these five recipes as starting points to experiment with your own favorite toppings.
Start Rolling in the Dough
Giada grew up in a large Italian family where food was always at the center of life. Bring her family’s recipes to yours.
David Rocco shares authentic techniques for making sauces simple and delicious.
Don’t take our word for it—plan your own trip to Italy and taste the very best! David Rocco shares his list of favorite things to do when in Rome.
David Rocco’s Guide to Italy