Italian restaurants are home to some of the warmest comfort foods Canadian’s can eat. Whether you’re eating a hearty caprese salad or carbonara fettuccini, you’re guaranteed to feel full and merry. Ottawa Italian restaurants try to incorporate fresh Italian ingredients, like vine-ripened tomatoes, freshly made pasta, artichokes, olives, capers, garlic, prosciutto, basil, mozzarella, EVOO, wine, peppers, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts and pesto to create mouth-watering dishes. Some recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, spanning an ocean in distance and time. Some recipes are a fusion of new and old, featuring new methods of cooking while keeping to tradition. Check out what these Ottawa Restaurants have to offer in terms of delicious and all encompassing sauces for your pasta:
Tomato sauce is the all-original, taste-test passing sauce. It goes with many other ingredients, and is the base for countless pasta recipes. Mix it with basil, cheeses, herbs and spices, a variety of meats or vegetables, or even wine and you have a meal anyone can enjoy.
Creamy Tomato Sauce
Fill your heart and warm your belly with the succulent and savoury hints of herbs in a creamy rosé sauce. Rosé sauce is the perfect in-between for those times when you can’t choose between a full tomato sauce, or a creamy white sauce. Rosé is the best of both worlds, as it perfectly binds wholesomely with smoked salmon and white wine, or Italian sausage and peppercorns.
Treat yourself to the richest, more luxurious of sauces. A delectable cream sauce packs flavor into any meal. This robust sauce pairs exquisitely with seafood and vegetables, or the famous carbonara dish with pancetta bacon, egg, fresh parsley and parmigiano.
Olive Oil and Roasted Garlic Sauce
Last but not least, olive oil and roasted garlic sauce is the best sauce for those times when you want something different. The base becomes a moist and flavourful start to the dish, which includes a variety of other flavours like sundried tomatoes with peppers and goat cheese or shrimp, mussels, squid, white wine and tomato concasse.
Fresh, home made noodles separate the best dishes from the mediocre. A variety of sauces separate some Italian restaurants from others. Ottawa restaurants offer delicious, homemade noodles, with numerous dishes to choose from, with appetizing starters and sweet desserts for the end of the meal. Treat yourself to an Italian restaurant tonight! Arrivederci!