We know that a lot of you are doing really well during #Veganuary, so this post can be one for you to come back to later on in the year. But we couldn’t wait any longer to point out these Traditional Italian desserts that everybody needs to try. It’s no secret that Italians love to make a great dessert. But the following dishes really give all other puddings a run for their money! We’ve put our three Italian favourites on our Dolci Menu for you to indulge in all year long. Remember, a balanced diet can include a treat from time to time. So January or not, it is perfectly okay to enjoy a yummy pudding at Pasta!


This traditional Italian dessert originates back to at least the 15th Century. In 1465, the recipe appeared in the Libro de Arte Coquinaria (The Art of Cooking), which is the first and most famous modern cooking book, compiled by Italian Martino di Como. This dessert is traditionally made by whisking Marsala wine, sugar & egg yolks together, though it can also be made with Champagne, Prosecco or even espresso coffee. Though, here at Pasta, we make it the traditional way, prepared to order and served hot.

Tiramisu Casalingo

The origins of this traditional creamy dessert have been long disputed in Italy. No one story has ever been agreed upon, though the most popular tale states that The Tiramisu was invented in 1969. Said to have been created in a restaurant called Alle Beccherie in Treviso, in the Veneto region of North-east Italy. Gospel says Roberto Linguanotto came up with the egg yolk, mascarpone and coffee-dipped savoiardi(ladyfingers) creation while trying to devise new flavour combinations in line with local traditions. There are other contradicting stories that say otherwise, but this seems to be the most popular. However, we’ve concluded that all that really matters is that it’s here for us to enjoy today. Our Tiramisu features sponge soaked in brandy, sambuca and amaretto liqueur with espresso. We then layer with mascarpone cheese & cream. Come and give it a try!

Panna Cotta

Often cited as a traditional dessert from the northern Italian region of Piedmont. This creamy masterpiece – is made up of cream and sugar with added gelatine to firm. We serve ours with a delightful home-made raspberry coulis, which pairs perfectly with the dish, adding summery tones to the flavours.


We hope to see you all soon, indulging in one of these traditional Italian desserts, we promise they’re all delightful!

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