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Must Try Italian Dishes

Italian food is delicious, and it is famous all over the world. It is well known for its fresh ingredients and its simple preparation. There is no doubt that Italian cuisine is among the most popular foods in the world, and it has existed for centuries.

The idea behind Italian cuisine is that it is simple and fresh. The dishes are often made with simple ingredients, such as olive oil, garlic, and tomatoes. These ingredients can be combined in different ways to create a wide variety of dishes. The simplicity of this style of cooking also means that it does not require much skill or time to prepare it properly.

Although many people think that Italian cuisine is only about pasta dishes and pizza, many other types of foods fall under this category. There are also many variations on these basic recipes so that everyone can find something that suits their tastes without spending too long searching for what they want.


Salt and Pepper Calamari

The name does describe the dish perfectly. It's coated in a mixture of salt and pepper and then deep-fried for that crispiness that you want from calamari. When you think about it as a whole, it's like an Italian version of chicken nuggets. They go great with any pasta or pizza dish, but we recommend enjoying them with olive oil to give them a little extra kick.

Sydney Rock Oysters

Fresh oysters are a quintessential Italian dish found in many of the country's restaurants and bars. They come in two varieties: natural or Kilpatrick. The former is shucked oysters, while the latter has been dressed with a dressing made from anchovies and capers that adds a salty bite to each tender morsel.

Pizza Marinara

The pizza marinara is a traditional Italian pizza topped with tomato sauce, oregano, and, most importantly, mozzarella cheese. It's simple and delicious!

Depending on your taste buds, it can be ordered in various ways: you can add anchovies or Fior di Latte (fresh classic mozzarella). The more adventurous types may even top their marinara with Spanish onions and mixed seafood. Whichever way you decide to eat your marinara pie, it will surely leave you satisfied!

Wood Fried Pizza Meatlovers

If you're looking for a meat lover's paradise, try this wood-fired pizza. It includes Sopressa Salami, a smoked pork sausage similar to salami. It also has bacon and ham. The tomato sauce is topped off with melted Fior di Latte (Made from cow's milk). This dish also pairs nicely with a glass of red wine or beer.

The Sopressa Salami is a delicious combination that works well with the other ingredients on this pizza. The smokiness of the salami gives it an added flavour that makes it stand out from other meats like bacon or ham. The Fior di Latte cheese is also delicious; it has a creamy texture that pairs well with the tomato sauce and other ingredients on this pizza.

Ham and Pineapple Pizza

In a world of pizza options, it's nice to find one that's both familiar and unexpected. A ham and pineapple pizza is a classic Italian dish you can enjoy at home or order from your favourite restaurant (if it serves the dish). The flavour combination is unexpected but welcome, especially when paired with melted Fior di Latte cheese.

When cooking Italian food at home, we all know that many ingredients are involved in making the perfect recipe. But by creating an easy recipe like this and adding your spin on the toppings, you can make sure you're serving up something tasty and unique!

Caprese Salad

Caprese salad is a fresh, simple dish that will leave you wanting more. The mozzarella cheese is soft and creamy but not too soft. The tomato Roma is sweet, juicy, and flavorful. When paired with the fresh basil leaves and pesto sauce, it's everything you need for an excellent lunch or dinner!

As the name implies, the salad likely originated on the island of Capri. Among the many possible explanations for its creation are "in the 20th century to soothe the palates of vacationing royalty and key politicos," and "in honour of the Italian flag." It became popular in America during the 1960s when Italian restaurants began serving it as an appetizer.

The ingredients in Caprese are simple: sliced fresh mozzarella cheese, tomato Roma slices, and fresh basil leaves drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar or pesto sauce.

Grilled Salmon

Grilling is a great way to prepare fish and seafood. It keeps the delicate, flaky flesh of salmon from overcooking while imparting a smoky flavour that will have you coming back for more.

The Atlantic Salmon with roasted pepper coulis recipe requires only four ingredients: salmon fillets, olive oil, salt, and pepper. If you don't want to make the coulis yourself (or can't find it at your local market), it's easy enough to substitute store-bought pesto or another sauce with similar flavours in place of this component. You can serve this dish with seasonal vegetables like green beans or asparagus—either one works well with salmon!

Beef Lasagna

When it comes to Italian food, it doesn't get much better than this. In addition to being a side dish, it can also be served as a main course. It's a great choice for family dinners, parties and special occasions. This Italian classic is made from layers of beef ragu, béchamel and melted mozzarella. Topped with parmesan cheese, it's one of the more popular dishes in Italy.

Beef lasagna originated in Rome during the Renaissance period and was later taken to America by Italian immigrants who settled in New York City's Little Italy neighbourhood during the late 1800s.

Today it remains one of America's favourite comfort foods—and for a good reason! This tasty meal is packed with flavour thanks to its rich combination of ingredients like ground beef, pasta sauce and cheese that make it perfect for sharing with friends or family members over dinner conversations about your day at work (or school).

Spaghetti Alla Putanesca

Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca is a classic Italian pasta dish that originated in Naples, Italy. It consists of spaghetti cooked with olive oil and garlic, as well as anchovies, capers and black olives. The addition of cherry tomatoes makes this dish unique from other pasta dishes. You can add some Parmesan cheese or a touch of Nap Sauxe to add some more flavour to your dish!

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara is a traditional Italian dish made with spaghetti, cream, bacon, cracked pepper and parmesan cheese. It's a must-try!

The pasta is cooked with cream and bacon, then tossed with the egg yolk before serving. The egg yolk is tossed on top for a slightly runny yolk that mixes into the sauce as you dig into it.

Penne Boscaiola

Penne Boscaiola, or "Woodsman's Pasta," is a recipe that was born out of the Italian forest. It's an easy dish to make, with few ingredients and a simple cooking process, but it sure does pack a punch!

The pasta is served in a garlic cream sauce and sprinkled with crispy bacon, shallots and parmesan cheese. The dish is also commonly served with grilled chicken added on top of everything else.

Seafood Risotto

Seafood risotto is a delicious dish made from rice, seafood and vegetables. This is a traditional Italian dish that can be served as a main dish or as an appetizer. This is a traditional Italian dish that can be served as a main dish or as an appetizer. The seafood mixture is cooked in white wine and then served with parsley, a hint of chilli and Napoli sauce. The dish is usually made with shrimp, mussels and squid, but you can also use other types of fish, like tuna or salmon.

The dish dates back to the 18th century when it was first created by fishermen who used whatever they had available to them at the time (in this case, seafood) during their long fishing trips. They created this dish to be able to enjoy something warm and filling after spending hours out on fishing boats in cold temperatures.

Vegana Pizza

Vegana pizza is a vegetarian dish. It is made with vegan cheese and topped with black olives, mushrooms, marinated artichokes and wild rockets and cherry tomatoes. The crust is slightly thicker than the regular one to accommodate all these ingredients.

BBQ Pork Ribs

If there's one thing that's certain to bring people together, it's a plate of BBQ pork ribs. And while they may not be the most popular dish in Italy, they're definitely delicious and have been enjoyed by many people around the world.

You can serve these ribs at a party or on any summer evening when you want to make something special for your family and friends. They're also great for an outdoor barbecue with friends or co-workers. The best part about serving them is that once you've made them once, you'll know exactly what to do every time!

Veal Funghi

Veal Funghi is a delicious entree with a creamy mushroom sauce and shallots. The veal is pan-seared, and the dish comes with a baked potato.

Veal is the meat of an immature cow, raised to be tender and flavorful. It has no gamey taste or strong odour. Typically, veal is served as a white meat alternative to red meat, but it can also be used as a substitute for chicken.

The mushroom cream sauce in this dish is made by sautéing mushrooms in butter until they are tender, then adding flour and cooking them together until they form a thick paste. This mixture is then whisked into milk or half-and-half, creating a creamy sauce for the veal to simmer in during the cooking time. The sauce is finished with buttery shallots that add another layer of flavour to this already delicious dish!

Stop by Casa Nova in Newcastle or Honeysuckle to try these delicious dishes.

If these Italian dishes made your mouth water, Casa Nova Italian Restaurant in Newcastle is the place to go! They have two locations: Toronto and Honeysuckle.

This restaurant serves various meals that will surely tantalize your taste buds. From traditional pasta dishes like spaghetti to more inventive dishes like Pescatore Risotto and Pappardelle Crab with light Napoli sauce, you're sure to find something that will satisfy your taste buds.

If you're planning an event such as a birthday party, wedding, or corporate event, Casa Nova can also help with catering services. They offer delivery and pick-up, so you don't need to worry about whether or not they'll be able to accommodate everything on your list!

Plus, their ingredients are always fresh and high quality without breaking the bank—so you can enjoy great food without spending too much money!

The ambience at Casa Nova is also very comfortable—making it easy for everyone at your party to relax and enjoy their meal together while making memories that will last forever!


We hope you have enjoyed our list of must-try Italian dishes. Please feel free to contact us by clicking the "Contact Team" button below if you have any questions or comments. We would love to hear from you!


*Please note that our menu items, ingredients, and drinks selections may change occasionally; please use these recommendations as a general guide.