Nobody does pasta dishes and quality meats, quite like the Italians. The variety of Italian cuisine is truly limitless. It would even be difficult for a local Italian to pick their favorite Italian food.
In this guide, we go over ten Italian dishes everyone should try at least once. Make sure to visit us at Gerbasi Ristorante the next time you’re in the neighborhood to get an authentic taste of Italian cuisine.
1. Lasagna Bolognese
Lasagna Bolognese is a typical Sunday lunch or main course meal, and adults and children appreciate it for its rich and tasty flavor.
It’s made with fresh layers of lasagne sheets, bechamel sauce, bolognese sauce, and plenty of parmesan cheese. Whatever the occasion, you can’t go wrong with a classic Lasagne Bolognese.
2. Veal Milanese
Veal Milanese is one of the most famous Italian dishes, with origins in Milan. This traditional recipe calls for a thick veal cut, but modern variations use a thin, boneless veal cut.
It is made with breadcrumbs, spices, and herbs and fried in butter to give the veal Milanese an unmistakable flavor.
3. Gnocchi Sorrento
Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina is a great comfort food dish made with soft potato gnocchi, baked in a creamy tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
The soft gnocchi is lightly baked, and the bubbling creamy cheese and mozzarella are hard to beat.
4. Spaghetti Carbonara
Carbonara is another classic Italian pasta dish made with simple ingredients and bursting with flavor. It is made with egg, cured pork, hard cheese, and black pepper. The cheese is usually Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano.
5. Antipasto Italiano
Antipasto means “before the meal” and is a combination of small bites of tasty food – usually combined with wine or beer to stimulate your appetite before the main meal.
Typical ingredients include cured meats, olives, mushrooms, pepperoncini, anchovies, various cheeses, and artichoke hearts.
Cavatelli is small pasta shells from eggless semolina dough commonly cooked with garlic and broccoli. Variants add cheese to the dough mix. It’s simple but made the right way, intensely flavorful.
7. Fettuccini Alfredo
Fettuccine Alfredo is a fresh pasta dish made with fettuccine, butter, and Parmesan cheese. As the cheese melts, it forms a smooth and creamy sauce coating the pasta. You can use Alfredo to coat broccoli and partner with crispy chicken.
8. Pork Braciola
Known in Italy as Involtini, Braciola is a meat chop or cutlet wrapped or rolled around a stuffing. Often browned, then baked or braised in wine or stock, you can fill them with anything. It is combined with bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and finished in a tomato sauce.
9. Pizza Margherita
To get a full authentic Italian experience, you have to go with the Margherita. Simple, fresh, and flavorful, Pizza Margherita is made with tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil, and olive oil and baked at high temperatures for a crispy-on-the-outside crust.
Ravioli is a type of pasta made with filling, usually served in broth or with a sauce.
Gerbasi Ristorante Does Italian Food Right!
When you want to experience an authentic Italian meal on Arthur Avenue, make sure you visit us at Gerbasi Ristorante.
We have served classic Italian meals for many years. We have perfected the simple, yet authentic flavors in each of our meals to allow you a true taste of Italy.
You won’t’ go wrong with any of our Italian dishes, but thanks to this top 10 list, you will know perfectly which dishes to taste first the next time you visit.