Fresh Pasta Sheets With Pesto

Madilli di Seta

Fresh Pasta Sheets with Pesto

Mandilli di seta—large, thin pasta sheets—with pesto at Da Laura in San Fruttuoso.Michelle Heimerman

Mandilli di seta, “silk handkerchiefs” in Italian, are large sheets of fresh pasta, flat and glossy like lasagna sheets but rolled out even more thinly. In this elegant, rustic version, inspired by Da Laura restaurant in San Fruttuoso, the pasta is lightly coated with pesto and draped in layers atop the plate.