Traditional Italian Recipes

Visit Mascalzone in London or Houston and sample some of the best traditional Italian recipes, ranging from Focaccia bread and home made pasta to luscious tiramisu and classic Italian Ice Cream. Buon appetito! We love food, lots of different food, so bring a healthy appetite!




George Miller rightly said, “The trouble with eating Italian food is that two or three days later you’re hungry again”

Our Italian Food Recipes

At Mascalzone we are proud of the Italian Food and Drink that we offer and so we are presenting some of the recipes from our most popular dishes and beverages on the Menu.

Feel free to take a look at our list of recipes below:

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3 Mouth Watering New Pasta Dishes on the Menu

At Mascalzone, Houston pasta has always been a specialty! Bringing the authentic taste of Italy to Westheimer has involved a selection of classic Italian pasta dishes and some contemporary takes on some old favourites. Typically this time of year is where Mascalzone update the menu and add a few surprises for the party season and..

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Italian Wine Feature: Barolo Villadoria

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Introducing Head Chef Bruno Amato to Mascalzone Houston

Mascalzone are proud to welcome award winning chef Bruno Amato to the Houston restaurant team. Amato is an expert on Italian Food working extensively as a head chef at a range of high end restaurants, wine bars, trattorias and casinos. His track record of success, tremendous energy and enthusiasm has prompted him to become a highly..

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7 of the Best Italian Wines to Pair With Antipasti

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Wine Tasting at Mascalzone Houston October 11

Wine Tasting nights at Houston Mascalzone have become a regular fixture, with monthly events showcasing some of the best Italian Wine types stocked in the restaurant and featuring our favourite Italian Wine distributors! Last month was Mascalzone Houston’s 4 Year Anniversary. The party was made possible thanks to collaboration with our partners Impero and Alarich..

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The Secret Ingredient to Italian Cuisine

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EVENTS AND SPECIALS Since re-opening in June Mascalzone Edgware is all about Events and Specials! Recently we introduced Live Jazz to Station Road with performances from Sarah Lee and Beverly Stone last month. We are all looking forward to our third jazz night on October 11th. Last week also saw the start of Champions League..

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It’s been hot out there and after an impressive, month long heat wave in the UK, we have decided to help you Londoners refresh yourselves with an all new cool cocktail list! After all, you don’t need a drink that’s best served next to a well stoked fireplace. Instead, you need a drink that transports..

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Three Secrets to A Great Tasting Pizza

Here at Mascalzone, our guests often ask us how we manage to make our pizza taste exactly the same as it does in Italy. The secret is simple: We use classic Neapolitan flour imported especially from Italy in our hand made dough; we use San Marzano tomatoes from Campania, also imported from Italy; but when..

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Sample Our Perfect Aperol Spritz Recipe at Mascalzone

Looking for a refreshing cocktail this Sunday afternoon? Then look no further than an Aperol Spritz. On a warm Summer’s day an Aperol Spritz is probably the perfect tipple and Mascalzone is probably one of the best Italian restaurants in Houston and London to sit back and enjoy a refreshing beverage! How to Make Aperol..