America has a longtime love affair with Italian food and all things Italian. Follow Chef Mario Batali as he crosses the country in search of the folks who cook up the best Italian eats, and keep the Italian way of life alive on our shores. Meeting up with families, chefs, shop keepers and food artisans, Mario discovers their secrets for making the most delectable Italian food, and uncovers their stories and traditions for living 'La Dolce Vita' every day.

Most Popular Recipes

Adriana's Pasta Pie

Sand Dabs

Lobster and Asparagus Agnolotti

Fresh Plum Tomato Sauce

Stuffed Artichokes: Carciofe Ripieni

Ricotta Pie

Ricotta Pie

Rice Balls

Gina's Pizzelles

Lobster fra Diavlo with Buccatini


Ben's Cognac Risotto

Pasta Timballo Layered With Eggplant, Bolognese Ragu, Hardboiled Egg And Scamorza Cheese

Skewered Mozzarella

Crab and Seafood Cioppino

Talluto's Spinach Gnocchi

Pizza with Fried Calamari (from Al Forno)

Baked Rigatoni with Roasted Eggplant and Tomato

Herb Frittata

Paula's Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Rabbit Armando

Calamari on Pasta

Grilled Local Anchovies

Veal with Lemon and Capers


Eggplant Rollatini

Love Cake

About the Host

Mario Batali

Learn more about Mario Batali and how to cook fantastic fresh and simple Italian food at home.

Pantry: Italian Essentials

A well-stocked pantry makes whipping up delicious Italian meals a snap. Countless dishes can be made from ingredients on hand, but with a quick dash through the express line for perishables, the options are limitless.

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