Pasta, Rice and Grains

While Italian cuisine is rich and varied, pasta dishes are considered quintessential Italian. From fettuccine to penne to ravioli, Italy serves a vast array of pastas. Each region of Italy, has its own particular style of pasta sauce to match the best of local produce.

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Below you will find a number of Tuscan pasta recipe favorites:


Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad
Pork Ragu and Pappardelle
Late Harvest Tomato and Basil Sauce with Fusilli
Potato Ravioli
Spaghetti All Amatriciana
Linguini a Vongole
Drunk man's tagliolini pasta
Potato tortelli with Tuscan ragu' meat sauce
Papparadelle with Grilled Vegetables

Risotto and Polenta

Polenta Souffle with Lemon Cream Sauce
Risotto With Truffles
Risotto alla Parmigiana
Mushroom Risotto
Lemon Risotto with Shrimp and Peas
Risotto with pigeon ragout
Risotto Rucola and Shrimp
Polenta with Sausage
Grilled Polenta Triangles with Mushrooms


Yellow Potato Gnocchi - NEW!
Gnocchi with pumpkin
Flour Gnocchi with Truffle Sauce
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

Recommended Wine Pairings

You can never go wrong when pairing a Chianti with any Italian pasta dish.

Some of our favorites include Frescobaldi's Castiglioni Chianti, Frescobaldi's Nipozzano Chianti Riserva, and Frescobaldi's Remole, a Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon blend.

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