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Authentic New York style Italian food & Wood Fired Pizza Napoletana in Naples
What would Italian food be without pasta? Pasta is the most widely used ingredient in Italian cooking. It comes in different shapes and sizes and can be stuffed with tasty ingredients, layered in baked dishes, or served with succulent sauces.
It can be served as the main dish or as a side dish. Whatever the occasion, great Italian food calls for the perfect pasta! At Rosedale, here are a few of our favorites:
Rigatoni – Its short tubular shape is perfect for catching delicious ingredients such as our bolognese sauce and amatriciana sauce.
Spaghetti – A classic, and the perfect pasta for twining vegetables in our primavera sauce, as well as delicious clams in our white clam sauce.
Fettuccine – With its flat, thick and lengthy shape, it is perfect for thicker sauces such as alfredo. It’s also a great pasta for getting a hearty serving while spinning your fork!
Gnocchi – This is the Italian potato pasta dumpling, perfect for pairing with meats such as our bolognese sauce or side by side with our famous meatballs or sausages.
Lasagna – Who can resist these famous long, wide noodles set between layers of ricotta cheese, a mixture of pork and beef, and topped with mozzarella cheese.
At Rosedale Brick Oven, we let you create your own perfect pasta dish, by choosing from a variety of sauces such as:
Amatriciana – A flavorful classic. Sautéed pancetta, onions, and garlic with a dash of red pepper flake and fresh basil, simmered with imported Neapolitan Roma tomatoes.
Alla Vodka – A house specialty – crushed imported Neapolitan Roma tomatoes, sautéed garlic, imported prosciutto, cream and a touch of vodka.
Rosedale’s Marinara – A light, meatless tomato sauce, using imported Neapolitan Roma tomatoes, red wine, sautéed garlic, onions and fresh basil.
White clam – Whole baby clams, sautéed with EVOO, fresh garlic, white wine, julienne onions and chopped fresh basil.
Primavera – Light flavors of garlic, EVOO and herbs with a medley of fresh garden vegetables.
Bolognese – Meat based sauce consisting of beef, pork and a tomato puree of fine ingredients.
Alfredo – A delicious mixture of Parmesan cheese, butter and cream.
The Wine: Lacryma Christi
This wine’s interesting name means “Tears of Christ” and comes from an ancient tale. There are many variations on the story, but in the Italian version of this myth, Lucifer was cast out of heaven. As he fell towards earth, he grabbed a chunk of heaven. When he reached ground, he dropped it on the foot of the Vesuvius mountain. When Jesus saw this, he wept. Those tears ran down the mountains and were made visible to humans in the streaks of lava flows down the sides of Vesuvius. When Christ’s tears finally reached the ground, vineyards grew at those spots.
The Region: Campania
The Campania region, and more specifically the area of Naples, is not only known for its unique Lacryma Christi wine, but also its cuisine. It is thought to be the birthplace of pizza. Campania also boasts a unique coffee, which is stronger than other Italian espressos.
Naples’ Limoncino, a lemon-based liquor, has also become quite famous. Traditionally, wines in Campania were produced for immediate consumption and not subjected to the lengthy aging process typical in other regions. However, in the last few decades, the winemakers have been working to reverse this perception. They have especially concentrated on the best-known wine, the Lacryma Christi, which is being regarded as a player in the
Description/Notable Flavors: The Lacryma Christi is anchored with a note of plums and prunes, giving it a full and ripe flavor, that isn’t overly fruity.
Pairs well with: Lacryma Christi pairs well with pizza, as both are Neapolitan traditions.
“If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?” -Cardinal Richeleu
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Italy is known for its abundance of herbs, from basil and rosemary to oregano and thyme. Italian herbs are perfect in a wide range of both traditional and modern dishes including pasta, pizza, bruschetta, salad, soups, veal and chicken.
Basil – What would a Margherita pizza or caprese salad be without it? Flagrant and aromatic, basil (or as Italians would say “Basilico”) is often left on tables for its scent. The type used in Italian food is typically called “sweet basil”. When basil is used in cooked recipes, it is usually added at the last moment to preserve the most of its flavor. Basil is also one of the main ingredients in pesto — a green Italian oil-and-herb sauce made with basil, olive oil, garlic, and pine nuts.
Parsley – It’s not just a garnish! Parsley is also used for its light, distinctive flavor in many dishes. At Rosedale, you’ll find it in our delicious meatballs and many sauces.
Fresh rosemary and Thyme – These two ingredients assist in the marination of our famous, and much sought-after, Wings Italiano!
Combined with extra virgin olive oil, Italian herbs make the perfect dipping mix. At Rosedale, we offer this table-side, where it pairs perfectly with our crusty, homemade, Italian bread.
If you can’t tell, WE LOVE ITALIAN FOOD! We are so happy to be ble to share this with all of you. It’s truly a dream come true!
Found table-side, crushed red pepper flakes give every guest at Rosedale’s the chance to “spice it up”. Although crushed cherry peppers are also available with our dishes, red pepper flakes are always a most popular.
A dash of red pepper flakes in our Amatriciana sauce gives it the kick that makes it stand out. It can also add a delicious spice to the marinara served with your calamari or a fra diavolo sauce for your seafood pescatore dish.
Many a pizza has been dashed with red pepper flakes to add a little extra spice. However, if you really want to tingle the lips and look for your beverage, try adding a little red pepper while sauteing. The heat and oil will release all the punch these little flakes have to offer.
This is another classic Italian ingredient that’s both good and good for you! There are many health benefits you can gain from crushed red pepper.
It’s been proven that these little flakes of spicy goodness have:
Eating something spicy is also a great way to relieve congestion. So, the next time you’re enjoying your favorite Italian dish, turn up the heat!
Rosedale Brick Oven is the Best Wood Fired Pizza and Italian Restaurant in Naples. We serve a variety of delicious Italian dishes, including pasta, lasagna, calzones oven baked sandwiches, seafood, chicken and veal entrees as well as a true Pizza Napoletana with an authentic New York style.