25 Exquisite Italian Dishes to Make for Dinner Tonight

It was hard to choose just 25 recipes, but here are some of our favorites.

Fried Calamari

Squid is inexpensive, requires almost no prep, and cooks in minutes. So why aren…

Italian Bread Salad (Panzanella) with Red Bell Pepp...

The biggest challenge in making this classic Italian tomato-bread salad is solvi…

Italian Flatbreads (Piadine)

Meet piadine: the rustic, tender-chewy rounds that you can make without yeast, l…

Italian Vegetable Stew (Ciambotta)

Like its French sibling, ciambotta starts out with a slew of watery vegetables. …

Shrimp Risotto

A quick shrimp stock and a modicum of stirring produce first-rate risotto.

Torta di Pomodoro—Tomato Tart

In Italy, vegetable tarts place an emphasis on seasonal vegetables while the ot…

Pizza al Taglio with Arugula and Fresh Mozzarella

Tender and airy yet substantial, this Roman pie is often topped like an open-fac…

Italian Wedding Soup

A super-flavorful soup enriched with meatballs and tender greens? Sounds like a …

Fried Cheese-Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

For a fried zucchini blossom recipe that would produce plump, delicate flowers c…

Tuscan Grilled Pork Ribs (Rosticciana)

With no sauce and minimal seasoning, rosticciana forgoes the hallmarks of Americ…

Red Wine Risotto with Beans (Paniscia)

Northern Italians put an unexpected spin on risotto for a satisfying one-pot mea…

Tuscan White Bean and Escarole Soup (Acquacotta)

Acquacotta transforms humble ingredients into a supremely satisfying meal.

Chicken Piccata for Two

For a sauce with deep citrus flavor, don't waste any part of the lemon.

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

For the ultimate creamy texture and deep corn flavor, traditional polenta requi…

Beef Short Rib Ragu

A typical Sunday gravy is an all-day affair and calls for multiple meats. We wan…

Eggplant Parmesan

Traditional recipes fry breaded eggplant in copious amounts of oil. Could we eli…

Risi e Bisi

Brothier than risotto but thicker than soup, this Venetian classic requires a no…

Tuscan Shrimp and Beans

Shrimp and bright flavors transform cannellini beans from winter to all-weather …

Porchetta

Italy’s rich herb-and-garlic-infused slow-cooked pork is one of the world’s bes…

Chicken Cacciatore with Portobellos and Sage

We found a way to make this Italian-American dish so it has moist meat and a sil…

Shrimp Scampi

Making a passable version of this restaurant standard is easy enough, but for tr…

Tomato and Burrata Salad with Pangrattato and Basil

Popular in Italy, burrata is a deluxe version of fresh mozzarella in which the s…

Semolina Gnocchi (Gnocchi alla Romana)

These Roman-style dumplings are rich, creamy, and satisfying. The only problem? …

Thick-Crust Sicilian-Style Pizza

Dense, doughy slabs of thick-crust pizza are all too familiar—and forgettable. W…

Eggplant Involtini

The classic approach to these cheese-filled eggplant rolls—breading and frying—i…