Pasta Ave Maria…. yes, named for the Catholic prayer of Hail Mary,

no doubt due to the striking resemblance to rosary beads.

These traditional Umbrian pasta, (or really fancy Spaghetti-O’s) are simmered in a rich beef and parmesan broth,

and the result is nothing short of heavenly……

Also today,

Lumache, in a tuscan style Corona bean, brassica greens and tomato sauce

and of course our

Pappardelle, alla Bolognese