Authentic Old World Italian Recipes

Although Italian cuisine has evolved over the years, sometimes nothing but the classics will do. That’s when you have to rely on authentic old world Italian recipes.

Italian chefs are known for their adventurism. Over the centuries they have developed impeccable pasta dishes that have stood the test of time. Their use of quality meats, cheeses and seasonable vegetables have brought us dishes loved throughout the world.

We have put together a list of authentic old world Italian recipes loved by all and luckily for you available to you at your local Arthur Avenue stop: Gerbasi Ristorante. From the traditional Bolognese to the Carbonara, and hearty dishes like the Antipasto, Gerbasi Ristorante serves up the best authentic old world Italian recipes for you to enjoy.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish with origins in Rome and made with egg, hard cheese, cured pork, and black pepper. The cheese is usually Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano Reggiano, or a combination of both.

Spaghetti is the typical pasta, but fettuccine or rigatoni can also be used. Commonly, guanciale or pancetta is the choice of meat, but smoked bacon works just fine.

Gnocchi Sorento

Gnocchi Sorento hails from Sorrento and is made with three simple ingredients – fresh, flavorful tomatoes, green basil, and creamy mozzarella. The cheese is made to melt and binds everything together with gooey strings of cheese. This is the perfect comfort food bursting with flavors of Italian summertime.

This dish perfectly embodies the spirit of the Campania coast, with rich flavors and high-quality ingredients. Locally sourced ingredients are the first choice.

Lasagna Bolognese

There’s nothing more old-world than this classic lasagna Alla Bolognese recipe – the ultimate Italian comfort food. Known the world over only as ‘lasagna,’ this traditional version is made with fresh and simple ingredients – layers of pasta, béchamel, and rich ragù made of pork and beef mince. Fresh pasta is the ideal choice to get the best flavor.

Antipasto Italiano

Antipasto is a traditional first-course Italian meal served at the table as a starter or an appetizer. Typical ingredients of a traditional antipasto include cured meats, olives, pepperoncini, mushrooms, anchovies, artichoke hearts, various cheeses (such as provolone or mozzarella), pickled meats, and vegetables in oil or vinegar.

The contents of an antipasto vary significantly according to regional cuisine. It is possible to find southern cured meats like soppressata in the south of Italy, whereas, in northern Italy, it will contain different cured meats and mushrooms. The cheeses included also vary significantly between regions and backgrounds.

Butternut Squash Ravioli

The traditional Ravioli encompasses the flavors of the Fall season – the perfect dish for special occasions. This dish comprises pasta comprising of a butternut squash filling, served with broth and a sauce.

When Looking for Food Based on Old World Italian Recipes – Visit Gerbasi Ristorante

There’s a time to let the old-world tradition take over…and to us, that means homey, hearty, and delicious meals.

For a taste of authentic traditional Italian cuisine, come visit Gerbasi Ristorante today.