Our Top 5 Italian Sauces

Homemade Italian sauce from Eataly

Don’t have an Italian nonna to send you home with jar after jar of homemade sauce? Our chefs have got you covered.

Enter: Le Salse di Eataly. Our housemade sauces are, simply put, perfection in a jar. Each recipe is made fresh in-house with high-quality ingredients and according to traditional regional recipes.

Our Top 5 Italian Sauces

There’s nothing quite like the scent of homemade sauce simmering away slowly on your stovetop. You can find each of our Italian pasta sauces at Eataly Toronto and have an Eataly-worthy meal ready in fifteen minutes. From the rich and hearty to the everyday staple, here are our best Italian sauces.

ragu alla bolognese

1. Ragù alla Bolognese

Made with high-quality ground pork and beef (and a healthy splash of red wine, too), pair with silken egg tagliatelle from our fresh pasta counter to enjoy this signature dish from Bologna in Emilia-Romagna.

Pair with: tagliatelle, pappardelle

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

2. Cacio e Pepe

Who doesn’t love this creamy, cheese-forward classic? This rich Roman cheese sauce calls for Pecorino Romano DOP and spicy black pepper. It can be notoriously tricky to perfect – so all the more reason to pick up a jar made by the Eataly chefs. Enjoy with spaghetti for a regional meal.

Pair with: maccheroni alla chitarra, spaghetti

spaghetti with tomato

3. Salsa di Pomodoro

A versatile classic, made with vibrant Mutti tomatoes harvested at peak ripeness. If there’s one staple in any Italian home, it’s a simple tomato sauce. Pair with almost any pasta shape, toss in a few basil leaves, and enjoy!

Pair with: ravioli (almost any kind!), spaghetti

pasta alla norma

4. Sugo alla Norma

Legend has it that the poet Nino Martoglio exclaimed that this pasta was “a true Norma” upon trying this dish for the first time – as in, utter perfection, just like its namesake opera. Combining rich, roasted eggplant with bright tomatoes and salty ricotta salata, this Sicilian classic is an umami-rich and comforting classic.

Pair with: penne, ziti, or rigatoni

pasta all'arrabbiata

5. Sugo all’Arrabbiata

This fiery – or rather, “angry” – sauce from Roma finds its zip from peperoncini, or chili peppers. (Some say the spicy chili peppers make the eater turn a bit red, but it would be nearly impossible to be angry while eating this dish.) Pair with a short pasta of your choice to spice things up in your next weeknight meal.

Pair with: penne, caserecce

Ready to get cooking? Pick up a jar (or two) at Eataly Toronto.

Buon appetito!