Italian cuisine has evolved through centuries, with roots going back to the 4th century BC.
Over this time, the staples like pizza and spaghetti have become worldwide favorites. But at the same time, some Italian dishes truly stand out.
Famous dishes like filet mignon tartar or pollo balsamico offer the rich history of Italy by combining ingredients to achieve the complex flavors only found in a fancy Italian dish.
If you’re in the mood for a delicious Italian meal for lunch or dinner on your next outing, then this guide is for you.
In this guide, we go over eight fancy Italian dishes everyone should try at least once.
Gerbasi Ristorante serves these items daily and invites you in the next time you’re in the neighborhood to get an authentic taste of Italian cuisine.
Eight Fancy Italian Dishes You Need to Try
1. La Torre di Gerbasi
La Torre di Gerbasi is a rich and tasty Italian dish made with fried eggplant and topped with sauteed seafood. It’s a light meal that’s perfect for a fancy dinner or light lunch.
2. Filet Mignon Tartar
The Fillet Mignon Tarter is a unique meat dish made from raw ground fillet mignon steak and is usually served with onions, capers, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings. The plate is often presented to the diner separately, added for taste, and served with a raw egg yolk on top of the dish.
3. Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed mushrooms are an excellent little fancy dish prepared using edible mushrooms as its primary ingredient. Many fillings can be used, but our version is loaded with meat sauces and topped with mozzarella and marinara sauce. This dish can be served hot or at room temperature and is sometimes served cold.
4. Prosciutto con Melon & Manchengo Cheese
This comfortable and refreshing starter is made with cantaloupe and cured ham. The cantaloupe is chopped into bite-size pieces, wrapped with ham, and speared on skewers for a colorful snack!
Manchego cheese is served on the side to compliment the flavors of this fancy dish. Manchego has a unique taste with a firm and compact consistency and a buttery texture.
5. Gnocchi di Tartufo
Gnocchi is a variety of pasta consisting of various thick, small, and soft dough dumplings. Our version is served with mushroom and white sauce, including herbs, vegetables, or prunes.
6. Pappardelle con lobster
The dish is simple, fancy, and uses lobster, pasta, cream, and lemon. It is served with mussels, clams, lobster tail, and a touch of cherry peppers.
7. Pork Braciola
Known in Italy as Involtini and as roulade in France, Pork Braciola is a pork chop wrapped or rolled around the stuffing, then braised in wine or stock. The braciola is finished in a tomato sauce excited with olive brine to take this dish to a whole new level entirely.
8. Pollo Balsamico
The last on this list is the Pollo Balsamico, which is a breast of chicken stuffed with spinach, mozzarella, roasted peppers, finished in a balsamic reduction.
These traditional dishes are our favorite fancy Italian recipes – save the ones that appeal to you the most for the next time you visit Gerbasi Ristorante.