Focus on Italian Recipes

During the Italian cooking courses at Love to Italy Academy, students will have the opportunity to learn some classic and popular Italian recipes. These recipes are pillars of Italian cuisine and represent its authentic culinary tradition.

Below is a list of the 10 most famous dishes of Italian cuisine that students will learn to cook during the courses at Love to Italy Academy. For each dish, I will provide a brief description and some details about typical ingredients and preparation techniques:


  1. Pasta alla Carbonara: A classic Roman dish, Pasta alla Carbonara is an irresistible combination of spaghetti, guanciale (or pancetta), eggs, Pecorino Romano cheese, and black pepper. The pasta is dressed with a delicious sauce made from eggs and crispy guanciale, creating a creamy and flavorful dish.
  2. Pizza Margherita: The queen of pizzas, Pizza Margherita is a simple yet delicious creation, with a thin and fluffy crust, peeled tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, basil, and a drizzle of olive oil. The result is a perfect balance of fresh and authentic flavors.
  3. Risotto alla Milanese: Originating from Milan, Risotto alla Milanese is a creamy and fragrant rice dish prepared with saffron, meat broth, butter, and Parmigiano Reggiano. The result is a risotto with an intense yellow color and a delicate flavor.
  4. Lasagna: A dish famous worldwide, Lasagna consists of layers of egg pasta, alternating with meat ragù, béchamel sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano, baked until obtaining a soft texture and irresistible flavor.
  5. Tiramisù: A beloved dessert worldwide, Tiramisù is an irresistible dessert prepared with savoiardi (or Pavesini) soaked in coffee, layers of mascarpone cream, and dusted with cocoa powder. The result is a combination of soft textures and delicate flavors.
  1. Ossobuco alla Milanese: A traditional dish of Milanese cuisine, Ossobuco is a veal stew cooked with white wine, broth, tomatoes, onions, carrots, and celery. It is served with a gremolata of parsley, garlic, and lemon zest for a touch of freshness.
  2. Ravioli: Ravioli are small pasta parcels filled with ricotta and spinach or meat, typically served with melted butter, sage, and grated Parmigiano Reggiano. A tasty and satisfying dish.
  3. Bruschetta: A delicious Italian appetizer, Bruschetta consists of slices of toasted bread rubbed with garlic, topped with diced fresh tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and salt. An explosion of Mediterranean flavors.
  4. Saltimbocca alla Romana: A traditional Roman dish, Saltimbocca is a dish of veal slices wrapped in prosciutto and flavored with sage, then cooked in a pan with butter and white wine for a delightful taste.
  5. Sicilian Cannoli: A traditional Sicilian dessert, Cannoli are crispy fried pastry shells filled with sweetened ricotta cream and enriched with chocolate chips or candied fruit.

These are just some of the most famous and beloved dishes of Italian cuisine that students at Love to Italy Academy will learn to cook during the courses. The experience of preparing and savoring these authentic dishes will allow them to fully immerse themselves in the richness and culinary tradition of Italy.