Italy is characterized by starting off each meal with delicious first courses, or primi. Oftentimes a primo and salad can be enough for a whole meal. Rarely will you see Italians skip their scrumptious primo! Take a look at these wonderful first course ideas, most of which you'll find in Italian restaurants, and also in our recipe section.
Zucchini with pancetta, Parmesan & onion.
Or Spaghetti with Gorgonzola and sage...
Spaghetti with mazzancolle; delicious Italian shrimp.
Buratta-stuffed ravioli with pan-seared cherry tomatoes...
Ravioli Caprese, a signature dish from the island of Capri, are stuffed with mozzarella cheese, a soft caciotta cheese, eggs and fresh marjoram.
A scrumptious homemade pasta with wild asparagus and guanciale from a country restaurant in the hillsides outside of Norcia.
Risotto alla pescatore...seafood risotto...from il Moro restaurant in Fiumicino.