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Italian Pasta: Everything You Need to Know For A Masterful Dish

Hello, fellow gastronomes! We’re about to take you through the heart of Italy’s beloved culinary tradition. At Trattoria Toscana, we strive to share the authentic flavors of our Tuscan-Sardinian roots with our customers. And what better way to do that than through the art of Italian pasta?

The Art of Freshly Made Pasta

The magic of Italian pasta starts with its creation. Our pasta is not just an ingredient—it’s a labor of love crafted daily using semolina flour, farm-fresh eggs, and pure water. This handcrafted approach gives our pasta dishes a unique texture and flavor, setting them apart.

A Symphony of Pasta Types

Italian pasta, renowned for its diverse shapes and sizes, encompasses a world of culinary possibilities. The range is captivating, from the delicate, twirling strands of spaghetti to the wide, velvety ribbons of pappardelle. At Trattoria Toscana, our passion for pasta is evident as we proudly present seven traditional types, each meticulously crafted to complement a distinct sauce or preparation method. Indulge in the rich heritage and artistry of Italian pasta-making with every bite. 

Join us as we invite you to savor the flavors that have delighted palates for generations—reserve your table today!

Pairing Pasta with Classic Italian Sauces

The beauty of Italian pasta lies in its versatility. It’s the perfect canvas for our classic Italian sauces, each one a melody of flavors that enhances the pasta. Whether it’s a vibrant tomato-basil sauce, a fragrant pesto, a hearty meat sauce, or a creamy four-cheese sauce, we’ve got a dish to tantalize your taste buds.

Italian Pasta Meets Seafood

For those of you who love the fruits of the sea, we have a delightful selection of seafood dishes. Prawns, clams, salmon, and lobster all find their way into our pasta dishes, creating a harmonious blend of land and sea. Our knowledgeable staff will happily help you choose the perfect wine to pair with your seafood pasta.

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Meet Chef Pietro Cinus

Behind every great dish at Trattoria Toscana is our chef, Pietro Cinus. Born and raised in Sardinia, Pietro learned the secrets of Italian cooking from his mother. His passion for cooking and wine pairing led him to open Trattoria Toscana in 2013, where he continues to share his love for Italian cuisine with our guests.

The Trattoria Toscana Experience

When you dine at Trattoria Toscana, you’re not just having a meal but embarking on a culinary adventure. From our new Creekside Circle location with patio dining to our expanded menu, we aim to offer a unique and memorable culinary experience steeped in Tuscan-Sardinian-Italian tradition.

Join Us for an Authentic Italian Pasta Experience!

There’s a reason why Italian pasta is beloved all over the world—it’s a testament to Italy’s culinary genius, a symbol of its rich culture, and a celebration of simple ingredients transformed into something extraordinary. 

Indulge in the culinary delights of Italy at Trattoria Toscana, where every bite takes you on a flavorful journey—start yours with a freshly prepared meal at our Temecula location!

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A Guide to Tasty, Traditional Pizza From Italy

Welcome, food explorers and connoisseurs of all things delicious! Today, we’re journeying deep into the heart of Italy’s culinary tradition. At Trattoria Toscana, we pride ourselves on bringing you the authentic flavors of our homeland. And what could be more quintessentially Italian than pizza?

The Birthplace of Pizza

Pizza, as we know it today, originated from the vibrant streets of Naples, Italy. This traditional pie from Italy is a symphony of simple yet high-quality ingredients, each playing its part to create a masterpiece of flavor. It dates back hundreds of years and has become an iconic dish enjoyed the world over.

At Trattoria Toscana, we honor this time-honored tradition with every slice that passes our ovens. Our special recipe is made from scratch and features only the finest ingredients – like Italian flour, traditional Campania tomatoes, and extra virgin olive oil.

Understanding the Crust

In traditional pizza from Italy, the crust is more than just a base—it’s a canvas that holds the artwork of toppings. Our dough is made fresh daily, using high-quality semolina flour and pure water, just like in the old country. It’s then hand-stretched and baked to perfection, resulting in a thin, crisp crust with a slightly chewy interior.

traditional pizzaThe Art of Toppings

When it comes to toppings, less is more in Italy. The beauty of Italian pizza lies in its simplicity and the quality of its ingredients. Freshly crushed tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, aromatic basil, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil are all it takes to create a classic Margherita. But at Trattoria Toscana, we also love experimenting with other traditional ingredients like prosciutto, arugula, and gourmet cheeses.

Pairing Your Pizza

One cannot talk about Italian cuisine without mentioning the wine. A slice of piping hot, wood-fired pizza topped with fresh ingredients and a generous drizzle of olive oil, paired with a perfectly chilled glass of wine, is a match made in heaven. At Trattoria Toscana, we take pride in offering an extensive selection of meticulously curated wines to enhance our dishes’ flavors. 

From crisp whites that refresh the palate, elegant reds that beautifully complement hearty pasta dishes, and sparkling wines that add a touch of celebration to any meal. Our wine collection is sure to delight even the most discerning wine connoisseurs.

The Trattoria Toscana Experience

When you step into Trattoria Toscana, you enter a space where Italian tradition meets California’s vibrant food scene. Our chef, Pietro Cinus, masterfully combines his Sardinian roots and Tuscan culinary knowledge to create authentic and innovative dishes.

Come and Taste for Yourself!

There’s a reason why pizza is loved all over the world—it’s a dish that brings people together, a universal language of deliciousness. And there’s no better place to experience traditional pizza from Italy than Trattoria Toscana. It’s more than just a meal—it’s an invitation to share our passion for Italian cuisine and become part of our family. 

Reserve a table today!

Buon appetito!