North Italia reveals a trio of new dishes in honor of National Pasta Day


October 17, 2022
By Sam Jump
By Sam Jump

There's always room for more pasta

In honor of National Pasta Day, October 17, North Italia is offering up a sneak peek of its upcoming seasonal menu, available in late October, by granting us a look at the trio of tasty new dishes.

Braised Short Rib Lumache (Photo courtesy of North Italia)
Braised Short Rib Lumache (Photo courtesy of North Italia)

“One of my favorite pasta shapes is Lumache, which means snails in Italian,” said Chris Curtiss, corporate chef at North Italia. “Its shell-like shape with ridges on the outside makes this pasta like individual spoons for hearty sauces, making every bite the perfect bite that bursts with flavor. My favorite way to enjoy Lumache is with cream-based sauces.”

The Breakfast Carbonara is currently on the menu and now comes with the lumache. The Braised Short Rib Lumache and Squid Ink Tonnarelli will hit the menu on Wednesday, October 26.

Read on for an overview of the latest additions.

Breakfast Carbonara

Poached Egg, Crispy Pancetta, English Pea, Cavatelli, Herb Breadcrumb, and Pecorino Stagionato
Breakfast Carbonara (Photo courtesy of North Italia)
Breakfast Carbonara (Photo courtesy of North Italia)

Braised Short Rib Lumache

Parmesan Fonduta, Fresh Horseradish, Wilted Arugula, and Herb Breadcrumb
Braised Short Rib Lumache (Photo courtesy of North Italia)
Braised Short Rib Lumache (Photo courtesy of North Italia)

“I really love Tonnarelli, which mimics the classic Spaghetti alla Chitarra that is well known in the Abruzzo region of Italy,” said Curtiss. “Tonnarelli differs from traditional Spaghetti because of its squared cross-section, whereas Spaghetti is round. This pairs perfectly with a tomato-based sauce because of its robust mouthfeel, plus it’s easy to eat. For our new fall menu, we’re elevating this pasta shape further by creating a squid ink version.”

Squid Ink Tonnarelli

Tiger Shrimp, Calamari, Wild Fennel Pollen, Mint, and Spicy Tomato Broth
Squid Ink Tonnarelli (Photo courtesy of North Italia)
Squid Ink Tonnarelli (Photo courtesy of North Italia)

North Italia is located at 2995 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, AZ 85718. For more information, visit northitalia.com

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