Pizza and spaghetti get a lot of press when it comes to Italian food. However, there are so many other things on the menu you can try. Whether you are adventurous with your palate or you like to stick with more traditional offerings, here are four dishes you need to try on your next visit to an Italian restaurant.
1. Cheese ravioli.
When it comes to ravioli, most people envision the pasta filled with questionable meat that comes out of a can. However, in Italian restaurants, you can find the ravioli filled with cheeses like ricotta,
The sauce is served over the meat of choice that has been lightly coated with flour and then
3. Penne alla vodka.
Although the origins of this dish are dubious, at best, penne alla vodka is still a delicious meal to choose the next time you go to your favorite Italian restaurant. The sauce is made with vodka, cream, crushed tomatoes, and onions, along with various herbs and is served over penne pasta. Some restaurants will add meats such as Italian sausage to the sauce upon request.
This particular dish is a culinary delight because it combines both of the main Italian sauces (Red sauce and white sauce) into one. Even though it is made with vodka, the alcohol cooks out of the sauce.
Often times, dessert is overlooked in Italian restaurants because patrons are usually full