10 Classic Italian Recipes

Our trattoria favorites include veal parmesan, baked manicotti, and two fantastic ragus.

See the Recipe David Sawyer
André Baranowski
See the Recipe André Baranowski
See the Recipe André Baranowski
See the Recipe Ben Fink

Vegetarian Lasagne

No one will miss the meat in this creamy, vegetable-laden lasagne with perfectly al dente noodles.

Veal Parmesan

For this Italian-American update on Sicily’s eggplant parmesan, veal—once a cheap cut—was subbed in for the purple vegetable. The tender meat is fried in crisp breadcrumbs; smothered with bright tomato sauce, provolone and parmesan cheeses, and dried herbs; and baked until the cheese is oozing and golden.
See the Recipe Virginie Blachere
We got this satisfying pasta dish from Justin Smillie, the chef at Smith’s, a restaurant in New York City. For the chunky, woodsy-tasting sauce, he braises artichoke hearts with chicken, dried porcini mushrooms, and fresh tarragon. See the recipe for Fettuccine with Artichokes and Chicken »