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David Rocco’s Bolognese Sauce

Even though Bolognese doesn’t contain any meatballs, my son, Dante, calls this my “meatball sauce.” It’s his favorite sauce, and it’s become mine, too. It’s rich and hearty and goes with any type of pasta.


David Rocco’s Salsa Besciamella

This is not one of my essential four sauces, but it’s worth having in your back pocket. It’s a lush white sauce made with butter, flour and whole milk (also known as béchamel). It works with tortelli, tortellini, ravioli, and all kinds of other dishes the Emilia-Romagna region is famous…


David Rocco’s Fresh Pasta Dough

For basic pasta, you need only two ingredients: eggs and flour. But I also recommend adding a little olive oil. It adds a bit of flavor. In my family, we make about 3 1⁄2 oz. (100 g) of pasta per person. I make the pasta right on the counter like…

Decorating & Design

Meet Renowned Italian Designer Luca Nichetto!

The Italian visionary on his childhood in Murano, Italy, what inspires him and his jet-set lifestyle as an international furniture designer. When Luca Nichetto isn’t busy developing products for international brands like Nendo, De La Espada and Foscarini, he can be found exhibiting his eye-catching work…


10+ Italian Pantry Essentials For Easy Dinners

Chef Eron Novalski of Aria Ristorante shares the pantry ingredients he can't live without. 

Photo Gallery: Take A Trip To Italy With La Vita E Bella

See how the Italians live and dine in style.


Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

This recipe comes from chef Mark McEwan’s wife, Roxanne. She learned how to make it from her sister, who learned it from her Italian mother-in-law. The simple sauce is made from a just a few ingredients: San Marzano tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, onion and fresh basil.


Baked Pasta In Eggplant Recipe

Serve this wow-factor pasta "cake" for dinner.


Marscarpone And Amaretti Cups Recipe

A simple twist on Tiramisù.


Olive Tapenade Recipe

Use as an alternative to bruschetta.


Broccoli Stufati With Red Wine & Pecorino Recipe

A stewed veggie dish with an earthy flavour.


Tutti Matti’s Fettuccine With Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Arugula Recipe

Chef Alida Solomon's golden-hued pasta dish.


Arborio And Black Rice Risotto With Brussels Sprouts And Lemon Zest Recipe

A rich, creamy, vegetarian take on the Italian dis


Eggplant And Tomato Risotto Recipe

A summer risotto made better with Asian eggplants.

Las Vegas

Black Farfalle With Lobster Recipe

A popular pasta dish at Scarpetta Las Vegas.