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    Favorite Italian Dish ?

    Mamma mia, no fast-food here, please. If you were treated to a swanky Italian restaurant, what would you order ? Do you occasionally cook Italian ? What's your best creation ?

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    liougine with clam sauce and a bottle of red wine and of cource bread (irish) to dip in it
    ole hipster

    daren1...you're making me hungry! All I'm cooking now is a big old stuffed hen! (:
    digger

    Linguini alle vongole. Linguini is my favorite pasta.Not a seafood fan, but I'm in the definite minority, I know. Can't possibly eat Italian without the vino,right ?
    daren1

    cant really eat anything without the vino
    hands down for me...lasagne but there are too many Italian dishes that I love to list! Best food next to Soul food
    digger

    Lasagna !Ultimate comfort food. Have you ever tried it with bechamel sauce ? To die for.
    I can see why it was a big seller. The sausage is a nice touch. Was the clientele mostly "Italian" or non- ?
    Vinny

    Italians are very proud people, not many of our customers were Italian as all the local Italians thought they had better at home. :) I'm sure some probably did but it was us that was in business, not them. we did have some that were regulars though. Never judge an Italian restaurant by the fact that there are Italian customers. They have way too much pride.. Funny thing is that our 'togo' orders were many times ironically Italians - So they did like it but was too proud to be seen there.. LOL
    digger

    I agree, especially with older Italians. Growing up, we NEVER ate out.

    Up here, anyway, young Italian descendents, especially young professionals eat out regularly and tend to patronize Italian restaurants. Nevertheless, the cuisine is truly universal and appeals to all nationalities.

    I'm not very original. I like good, old fashioned spaghetti and meatballs. There was once an Italian restaurant here in Austin that cooked the best food but, it mysteriously closed down.

    digger

    Can't go wrong with the classic al dente spaghetti.

    We cook Italian in this house a lot.  We have  a store near by that specializes in gluten free products  and so I can eat it all.  I can't pick a favorite ... I am still cooking!

    I want to move back up north now... I could get a good spinach calzone I would give you a kidney.... And eggplant parm... Such easy dishes but they do make me home sick... My friends were half italian and half Irish we were eating and drinking all the time..LOL
    digger

    Italians are pretty good drinkers too. No good food down south ? Go north then, Jenn. Get your fix. You NEEEED it;-)
    Jenn

    LOL.. way too many things I could say.. but um.... I dont like fried food will have to do.

    Canneloni, with homemade pasta and lots of parmesean...momma mia...

    digger

    What's your favorite canneloni stuffing? Mine is ground veal with ricotta and spinach. Che meraviglia !
    afday61

    pork, ricotta, spinach, with both a white cream sauce and a nice rich tomato sauce. Now i will have to make some, I have a craving.

    I love italian food I make spag bolls and lasanga all from scratch

    digger

    If you're not of Italian extraction, I'm IMPRESSED !
    melandrupert

    digger no I love their food the mother tounge of Italy I love thier Country and I have been there many time and I have worked with many Italian Chefs thank you digger xxx
    I was raised in the Italian restaurant business, My parents had many Sicilian/calabrese dishes. My most favorite was baked rigatoni with sausage and mushroom, this was a dish that consisted of rigatoni or mostaciolli maranera sauce with slices of Sicilian (fennel) sausage, mushroom in a casserole dish, with provolone or mozzarella cheese on top covered and baked until bubbling and the cheese melted on top, then sprinkled with Parmesan and chopped parsley..

    This was a big seller.. We had many dishes but this one was my favorite. Sometimes we would also slice red and green bell peppers and bake that in as well (of asked for) Yummy! We had a very large restaurant, I closed it in 1984 to explore other things in life, many times i kick my own butt for selling it too, it was successful right up to the last day. (dumb kid)
    digger

    I can see why it was a big seller. The sausage is a nice touch. Was the clientele mostly "Italian" or non- ?
    Vinny

    Italians are very proud people, not many of our customers were Italian as all the local Italians thought they had better at home. :) I'm sure some probably did but it was us that was in business, not them. we did have some that were regulars though. Never judge an Italian restaurant by the fact that there are Italian customers. They have way too much pride.. Funny thing is that our 'togo' orders were many times ironically Italians - So they did like it but was too proud to be seen there.. LOL

    rigatoni

    digger

    It's amazing how different shaped pastas actually taste differently even though they're made of the exact same ingredient.
    Daisy!

    Yes, I only had this dish once, it was wonderful. I'm French/Scots so is the community, it's hard to find an Italian Restaurant around here.

    sofia loren

    digger

    Hey Naaaaw. Vintage stock.
    dwayne1716

    like a 62 vette good looks never go out of style call me a perve if you wish but I think she was still smokin hot in gruppier old men
    Maz

    With or without pasta?
    Osso buco. Tender veal shank meat that breaks with a fork and dunking fresh crusty panini morsels in the bone marrow. Wash it down with a bottle of barolo and be happy you're alive.
    digger

    Oooh. I haven't had osso buco in a long time. Not all restaurants list it on their menu but the good ones do; at least occasionally. Thanks for reminding me. I'm overdue.

    I love an Italian beef sandwich with mozzarella cheese and some pepperoncini  peppers on the side

    digger

    In a fresh crusty panino bun. I like stuffing my sandwich with lightly dressed radicchio. Oil and vinegar. Extra virgin olive oil,naturally.

    Spaghetti, rigatoni, meat balls, lasagna...give it all to me...yum yum yum...love it!!!

    digger

    All at once? Ahhh, why not !
    Ducky

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    Burrrpppp!!! Aahhh...
    Ducky

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    Now, 2 years later, make that pasta gluten-free please.

    I love Eggplant Parmigana. Makes my mouth water.

    digger

    A Sicilian specialty. Not the most nutritious but mouth watering indeed.

    Lady Gaga!

    FISH-O

    That's hilarious!

    Lasagna


     

    The place where Italian food originated:  http://www.mondoitaly.com/     Does anyone know if there are "Olive Gardens" and Pizza Huts" in Italy?

    digger

    The franchisors are smart enough to know that they wouldn't stand a chance in the "big leagues"

    Spagetti Bolonaise with a glass of Chinotto.

    digger

    Beats coke or pepsi anyday.I'm impressed !
    bulletman

    I'm surprised that you know the drink, Digger . All my freinds and workmates have never heard of it, i have been drinking it off and on since the late sixties, in Rome it is sold in small Fanta bottles.

    Any pasta dish is fine by me.

    I like my own lasagne better than most others...

    digger

    Ever use bechamel sauce ?
    Bob/PKB

    Nothe yet, but I got a beautiful convection oven this morning, so I'm sure everything I make will be delicious from now on.

    You people have managed in two minutes to get my stomach growling and mouth watering. THANKS. Now I have to decide where to go for lunch. Thanks to you Digger.

    digger

    Buon appetito amico mio.

    Snooki is on the reality show "Jersey Shore". Very popular in USA.

    digger

    That explains my ignorance.

    Snooki Polizzi (Chilean by birth," Italian" by adoption). Does that count? 

    digger

    Of course you qualify,but what the hell is Snooki Polizzi ?


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