24
May

Best Italian Dishes for Vegetarians

There's no question that Italian food is some of the best in the world. But for vegetarians, it can be a bit of a challenge to find dishes that are both hearty and satisfying. 

That's why we've put together this list of the best Italian dishes for vegetarians! So you can enjoy all the deliciousness without having to worry about what's on your plate.

From classic pasta dishes to mouth-watering pizza, there's something here for everyone! So why not give one of these dishes a try tonight at Pezzo D'Italia? Buon appetito!

Authentic Italian Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a delicious and easy appetizer to make at home. It's the perfect way to show off your culinary skills and impress your guests. And, best of all, it's a dish that can be made ahead of time and served cold or at room temperature. 

The key to making great bruschetta is to start with high-quality ingredients. Fresh, crusty bread is a must, and it should be grilled or baked until it's nice and crispy. You can try making ciabatta bread using our recipe.

The topping options are endless, but classic ingredients like tomatoes, olive oil, and basil are always a good choice. For a truly authentic Italian experience, try serving your bruschetta with a glass of Chianti or Prosecco. Saluti!

Margherita Pizza

Let's face it, we all love pizza. There's something about that doughy base and cheesy topping that just hits the spot every time. And when it comes to classic pizza recipes, you can't go wrong with a Margherita. 

This dish is thought to originate from Naples and is named after Queen Margherita of Savoy. 

The traditional toppings are simply tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil, which represent the colours of the Italian flag. But of course, these days you can find margarita pizzas topped with all sorts of delicious ingredients. 

So whether you're a fan of traditional recipes or like to mix things up, there's sure to be a Margherita pizza out there for you!

Cacio e Pepe Pasta

Cacio e Pepe is a traditional Italian dish made with pasta, cheese, and pepper. It is simple to make but incredibly flavorful, and it has become one of our favourite go-to meals. 

The key to making a great Cacio e Pepe is to use high-quality ingredients. We always start with a portion of good quality pasta, like Italian semolina pasta. We then add Pecorino Romano cheese and freshly ground black pepper.

The cheese and pepper are what give the dish its flavour, so it is important to use generous amounts. 

Once the pasta is cooked, we mix everything together until the cheese is melted and the sauce is thick and creamy. Cacio e Pepe is best served hot, with a sprinkle of extra cheese on top. Bon appetit!

Try out our creamy cacio e pepe recipe!

Garlic & Rosemary Focaccia

Focaccia is a dish that is simple with garlic and rosemary, but you can just as easily use this for pizza dough. Focaccia bread is believed to have originated in the streets of ancient Rome, where it was sold by vendors who would bake it fresh each morning. 

The name "focaccia" comes from the Latin word for "hearth", which refers to the traditional method of baking the bread in a wood-fired oven. These days, focaccia is enjoyed all over the world, and there are endless variations on the basic recipe. 

Whether you're looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal or a show-stopping appetizer for your next party, focaccia is the perfect option.

With so many delicious toppings to choose from, there's sure to be a combo that everyone will love. So what are you waiting for? Get creative and give focaccia a try!

Creamy Tortellini Soup

There are so many different varieties of soup to choose from, but one of our favourites is creamy tortellini soup. The hearty soup is packed with flavour, and the tortellini adds a touch of luxury. 

To make the soup, simply sauté some onions and garlic in a bit of olive oil. Then, add vegetable broth and diced tomatoes and bring the mixture to a boil. Add a package of frozen tortellini and cook until tender. Finally, stir in some spinach leaves and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. 

The result is a comforting soup that is sure to please even the pickiest eaters. So next time you're looking for a cosy meal, be sure to give creamy tortellini soup a try. You won't be disappointed!

Come and Dine at Pezzo D'Italia!

Whenever you find yourself in Islington, London, be sure to swing by Pezzo D'Italia for some of the best Italian fares in town! 

We've got all of your old classics like spaghetti bolognese, and pizza, but with a vegetarian twist that you're sure to love.

Our dishes are made with fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection, so you can be sure you're getting the best possible meal when you dine with us. Plus, our cheerful staff are always on hand to make sure you're having a great time. 

So next time you're looking for delicious, Italian food in London, book a table and come and see us at Pezzo D'Italia!