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The 5 Best Traditional Italian Pasta Dishes Ever

The 5 Best Traditional Italian Pasta Dishes Ever

The taste, flavor, and aroma of traditional Italian pasta are entirely unrivalled and unparalleled to any other dish in the world. Not only Italian people, but also a huge number of people around the world loves to eat pasta even on a daily basis. 

Usually, in Italy, pasta dishes are served after entrée and before a fish course. Pasta is considered as the evergreen dish of the world as it comes in more than 300 different forms. When it comes to the preparation of Italian pasta, there are endless possible combinations of enriched ingredients that make every type of dish highly interesting. 

The two most highly popular and widely consumed types of pasta are bucatini pasta and tagliatelle pasta. You can buy tagliatelle pasta from any online website and the other one is also very easily available. Just simply search on Google where to buy bucatini pasta and you will see thousands of options opened in front of you. 

Here is the list of top 5 best traditional pasta dishes ever.

The 5 Best Traditional Italian Pasta Dishes Ever

1.    Spaghetti Aglio, Olio E Peperoncino

This is the one most popular and classic recipe of pasta that offers a highly satisfying and true taste of Italy. To achieve the best results, it is made with a good amount of olive oil. It is also very simple and easy to cook with the addition of very simple ingredients. 

Just begin with heating the olive oil in a pan then put some chopped garlic and turn them golden brown. Add some chillies and then put already boiled or cooked spaghetti it. After cooking, garnish the dish with parsley. 

2.    Pesto 

Pesto is green colored pasta which is a very rare kind of pasta dish that you probably ever heard. The rich and green color is completely natural which comes from the fine creamy mixture of basil leaves and other natural ingredients.

The main ingredients used in this recipe include garlic, pine nuts, coarse salt, and grated pecorino. To add more aromatic taste to its flavor, it is enriched with the drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. The local version of this dish is made with potatoes and green beans. 

3.    Bucatini all’ Amatriciana

This rich flavor pasta dish is made with the fine combination of crunchy guanciale chunks tomato sauce, and plenty of grated Pecorino cheese. Some believe that this recipe is originally from Rome where it is called as gricia. 

This highly delectable dish can be prepared with both spaghetti and thicker bucatini. The best thing about this dish is that it is very easy and quick to make. 

4.    Carbonara

This is another classic pasta dish which is loved by many people in Italy. The main ingredients of this dish include egg yolk, bacon, guanciale, and pecorino cheese. To add more scrumptious taste to this dish, some people also add Parmesan cheese. 

Although in the original traditional recipe, no cream and milk are used but modern chefs use these ingredients sometimes. The final result after cooking is a very creamy, smooth, and rich with a little bit of fine crispy texture. 

5.    Ragu Napoletano 

The Ragu Napoletano pasta, when cooked in a traditional way, takes a quite long time to cook as compared to any other pasta dishes. Its main ingredients are meat, onion, tomato concentrate, red wine, salt, pepper, and parsley. 

No milk and cream are used in this recipe but it is completely filled with the abundance of fresh tomatoes. 

On The Ending Note

Every person should try all these types of Italian pasta dishes. You can even make these dishes at home as now anyone can buy Tagliatelle pasta online. 

Heidi Gray

Money saving Mom/Nan (Grandma) of 1, who loves to travel, cook, and of course spend time with family. Fun.Travel.Food not necessarily in that order serving Missouri and beyond!



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Marisela Zuniga

Yum! I need to try these

Amy D

This got me super hungry! Carbonara is my favorite! 🙂

Ana Gonzalez

Good to know what I should order next time

Timothy Anderson Jr

Surprised Alfredo wasn’t on the list. Although I agree with the list

kathy pease

These looks so yummy and I will have to try out the recipes 🙂

donna porter

Never eaten a pasta dish that is not delicious. My hubby and I like a good wine when we have pasta.

Cassandra D

I have tried Pesto and Carbonara.

Mary Songer

I love carbonara. I haven’t made it in years. Thanks for this reminder.

Maryann D.

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio E Peperoncino does seem so tasty to try. I do love to have pasta at least once a week.

Jennifer Sitz

I love pasta.

Shakeia Rieux

They all look and sound good, I wouldn’t even know which one to try first.

Sharon Rooney

These all sound delicious.

Lucinda Knelsen

I love pesto and will use it on pasta, sandwiches, crackers and pita bread!


I love spicy lasagna!

Rena Walter

These dishes look so good!

Antoinette M

Delicious! I love pasta!

Kathy Rose

I just love all the Italian Pasta dishes!

Cynthia C

Pasta is my go-to fast and easy meal. I make Spaghetti Aglio, Olio E Peperoncino at least twice a month and sometimes add some tuna and frozen peas. My grandmother taught me how to make marinara sauce when I was little and I still make it the same way.

LeAnn Harbert

My son loves Italian food. We’ll try all of these recipes over the summer.

vennesa k

Pasta is my all time favorite food EVER!!