25 Italian Dishes That Go Beyond Fettuccine Alfredo

We *love* fettuccine alfredo, but we also love a lot of other Italian dishes.

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…

Three-Cheese Ravioli with Browned Butter-Pine Nut S...

With our supermalleable dough, you don't need a pasta machine—or the skills of a…

Shrimp Risotto

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

Pasta alla Gricia (Rigatoni with Pancetta and Pecor...

The porky-peppery flavors of pasta alla gricia deserve big recognition.

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 …

Italian Pasta Salad

Our fixes: Overcook the noodles. Raid the pantry. Puree the dressing.

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…

Linguine with Seafood (Linguine allo Scoglio)

No matter how much shellfish you pack into the pot, the pasta in dishes such as …

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…

Penne with Red Pepper Pesto (Pesto Calabrese)

Basil and pine nuts get the boot in this creamy-spicy pesto from southern Italy.

Shrimp Scampi

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

Pasta e Ceci (Pasta with Chickpeas)

Pasta and chickpeas is a homey Italian standard. Our tweaks added depth but not…

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…