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For centuries, Italians have cooked with wine to enhance and accent the flavors of their favorite dishes. Now with Carrabba’s new Vino Italiano Menu, you can enjoy the rich flavors that this traditional Italian cooking technique brings out in new ways. Like Italians, we believe cooking with wine is essential – it’s just what you […]

Pomodoro Sauce

There’s nothing quite like a simple and delicious tomato sauce. Below is the recipe for our Pomodoro Sauce, a Mama Mandola specialty that all of our restaurants make in-house. This sauce has a slight sweet flavor because we use whole canned tomatoes, which are packed at the height of ripeness. Try it at home, and […]

Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a popular espresso-flavored Italian dessert that fittingly translates to “pick-me-up.” Our chefs make a new batch of this delicious dessert every day, and we’re going to break it all down for you layer by layer with Chef Jay. We start our Tiramisu by blending our housemade espresso with a liqueur mixture of rum, […]

Pasta Shapes

Boiling pasta. It seems so simple, and it actually is, but there are secrets to making it perfect every time. A lot of you in our Facebook Chat expressed your longing for the perfect pot of pasta so we’ve brought it to you here, step by step. Let’s first start with the water. The rule […]

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Prosciutto is a salted, dry-cured ham that adds a delicately delicious Italian flavor to almost any dish. When it comes to using prosciutto, the thickness of this meat has the biggest impact on its flavor. If it’s not sliced thin enough, it will taste overwhelmingly salty. If you’re going to get it sliced fresh at […]

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On Tuesday, we celebrated National Lasagne Day by hosting an hour-long Facebook Chat with Chef Jay, where our fans could ask him questions about all things lasagne and Italian cooking. There were so many great questions that we decided we’d dive into what goes into the delicious dish of lasagne a little bit deeper. So […]