Authentic Italian food at Caruso Italian Restaurant

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Everyone loves pizza and pasta. And Caruso Italian restaurant is one of the best places to eat authentic Italian food. The restaurant literally offers diners a taste of Italy. When you are dining at Caruso, you are suddenly transported to a ristorante in Rome. You are imagining yourself in Italy, having a margarita pizza straight out of a brick oven.

Authentic Italian food at Caruso Italian Restaurant
Authentic Italian food at Caruso Italian Restaurant

CARUSO RISTORANTE ITALIANO takes diners on a gastronomic tour of Italy. Italy’s rich history and culture keep tourists returning.  And right in the heart of Makati, Caruso Ristorante Italiano offers an impressive selection of classic dishes from the various regions of Italy. So there’s no need to fly thousands of miles to eat good Italian food.

ABOUT THE TAGLIATELLE ALFREDO

Rome is at the top of many people’s bucket lists. It’s home to iconic pasta dishes such as the Tagliatelle Alfredo. Tagliatelle comes from the Italian word tagliare meaning “to cut.” And the tagliatelle at Caruso is made by hand and cooked al dente. Then it is slathered with a creamy Alfredo sauce.

The Alfredo sauce is made of the best butter and parmigiano reggiano. This classic pasta sauce was first made in the Via della Scrofa in Rome by Alfredo Di Lelio for his pregnant wife.

AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FOOD FROM LOMBARDY

Authentic Italian food at Caruso Italian Restaurant
Authentic Italian food at Caruso Italian Restaurant

The Risotto alla Milanese al salto is a popular dish from the Lombardy region of Italy. It means “jumping rice” in Italian. It is made by mixing rice with saffron and then frying the rice in a pan by flipping it. When you flip the rice, you make it “jump” for a golden brown finish.

Another popular dish from the Lombardy region of Italy is the Costoletta alla Milanese. This is a breaded pan-fried veal cutlet which is paired with boiled potatoes and porcini mushrooms for an earthy flavor.

REAL PIZZA FROM NAPLES AT CARUSO ITALIAN RESTAURANT

A food tour of Italy is not complete without a taste of the classic Napoletana Pizza from Naples in the Campagnia region. The pizza dough is hand-tossed and then topped with fresh tomatoes, garlic, anchovies, and melted mozzarella cheese. 

PESTO PASTA FROM LIGURIA

Authentic Italian food at Caruso Italian Restaurant
Authentic Italian food at Caruso Italian Restaurant

Meanwhile, the Trenette al pesto Genovese is from the northwestern region of Liguria. It is made with traditional trenette, which is a variation of ribbon pasta. The pasta is then combined with the classic Genovese pesto sauce, which is a mixture of fresh basil, olive oil, and minced garlic. The zucchini ripieni, or stuffed zucchini, is made from fresh zucchini. The zucchini is sliced in half and then baked with a filling of minced veal, pork, and parmigiano.

The Lapu-lapu alla Favignana of Caruso Italiano Ristorante is based on a fish dish from Sicily. A fillet of lapu-lapu is flavored with capers, olives, and crushed garlic and then grilled. This dish showcases why Sicily is best known for its seafood dishes.

Authentic Italian food at Caruso Italian Restaurant
Authentic Italian food at Caruso Italian Restaurant

TRADITIONAL DESSERT FROM ITALY

End your gastronomic tour of Italy with a traditional dessert like the chiacchiere, a wafer-thin pizza dough deep fried then dusted with powdered sugar. When enjoyed with a cup of steaming hot espresso, you will almost certainly have a renewed appreciation of Italy


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