Top places in Ottawa

Ciao amici! Here are a few great places to check out while in the nation’s capital!!

1. Pietro’s Corner

A great first date location, for homemade pastas of all kinds. The sauces are very tasty. The ones featured here are “capicollo and funghi with cream.” Located in Westboro village, this is a MUST.

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2.  For GELATO: Stella Luna! Excellent gelatos and sorbets, cakes as well, on Bank Street

3. Best Panino in town: La Bottega

 Do your grocery shopping, and have a panino!

4. Excellent wood-burning stove pizza at Anthony’s on Wellington

5. Best Bread in all of Ottawa! Little Italy Bakery on Preston Street.

 This wonderful bakery has traditional Italian bread and focaccias!

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Pizza di Casa Homemade Pizza

Hi everyone! Ciao a tutti!

When hockey playoffs are in full force, throwing a homemade pizza party with family and friends is the best thing to do!

Recipe for the dough for 3 large rectangular pizzas:

  • Preparing the dough
    Preparing the dough

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    ****Add 12 cups of all purpose flour into a large mixing bow (Nonna uses flour from Costco, she says it is the best bang for your buck–lo dice in italiano ovviamente :P****

  • then add 6 cups of water and instant yeast
  • mix together with hands for about 10 minutes
  • let the mixture sit for about two hours in a cool shady place (cover with cloth)
  • then spread the onto a pre-greased pan
  • preheat oven to 350 degrees and allow to cook for 20 minutes until crispy

Then enjoy!!

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Featuring a Passover Recipe for all Kosher Friends!

Ciao a tutti!

Vi auguro delle buone feste di Pasqua e anche di Passover!

Here you will find a link from the Montreal Gazette, that explains how to prepare PASSOVER GNOCCHI!!

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  • 1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon matzo cake meal
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon potato starch
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, to taste
  • 3 egg yolks

1. Bake potatoes on a bed of kosher salt on a sheet pan at 400 degrees F for about an hour. Use a knife to check if they are done.

2. Peel them while they are still hot, and pass through a potato ricer or food mill. Allow to cool completely.

2. Mix matzo cake meal, potato starch, Parmesan cheese and nutmeg in a medium bowl.

3. In a separate large bowl, added cooled potatoes and mix with the egg yolks.

4. Add the cake meal mix to the potato mix, and knead and fold until incorporated completely.