Savor Ravioli di Casa on National Ravioli Day at Pazzo!
March 5, 2021
Legendary Italian restaurant on Fifth Avenue South introduces inventive version of famous Italian pasta dish with the perfect combination of roasted butternut squash, basil-mascarpone and fresh pasta
Naples, FL: (March 5, 2021) . . . Ravioli are part of the Italian tradition.
Celebrate tradition on National Ravioli Day Saturday, March 20th at the legendary Italian restaurant Pazzo! Cucina Italiana on Fifth Avenue South. You can’t get much better than Pazzo! executive chef Abel Tirado’s inventive Ravioli di Casa or Butternut Squash Ravioli, where he makes fresh pasta from scratch daily. These savory raviolis are filled with the perfect combination of roasted butternut squash, creamy basil-mascarpone (Italian cream cheese) and sauteed organic spinach served with a citrus “sugo” and garnished with toasted walnuts. The dish is finished with a dusting of grated walnut biscotti cookies and topped with a crispy basil leaf, available for $17.
“Sugo, which means ‘sauce’ in Italian is traditionally made from ripe tomatoes cooked with extra virgin olive oil, onions and garlic and seasoned,” explains chef Abel, adding it is the base of many classic Italian dishes. “Sugo is the simplest of tomato sauces because it allows the flavors of the ingredients to shine through. At Pazzo!, our citrus sugo is a distinctive recipe of prosciutto, lemon, tomatoes and butter – it’s been on our menu since we opened Pazzo! 25 years ago,” he says.
Pazzo! bar manager Peggy Feldon recommends pairing Ravioli di Casa with Gavi di Gavi, Fontanafredda, Piedmont, Italy 2018, available by-the-glass at $15 or by quartino for $22.
The restaurant is open 5 pm until 9 pm daily with both indoor and al fresco dining options. Reservations are recommended by calling (239) 434-8494 or visit www.pazzocucinaitaliana.com, connect on FB www.facebook.com/pazzocucinaitaliana, follow twitter.com/pazzo_italiana and IG /www.instagram.com/pazzoitaliancafe
About Pazzo! Cucina Italiana
Celebrating 25 years (1995-2020), Pazzo! Cucina Italiana on 853 Fifth Avenue South in Naples, Florida, takes inspiration from the cuisine of northern and southern Italy and combines with Italian classics. Pazzo! offers one-of-a-kind antipasti, crudos and salads, house-made pastas and pizzas along with fresh grilled fish, steaks and chops. An affordable fine wine list is complemented by innovative craft cocktail lists that feature everything from Negronis and Bellinis to sorbettos and unique Italian liqueur flights.