At Asiago’s Italian restaurant in Boise, we love providing our guests with the freshest and tastiest Italian cuisine. Whether you want to come in for lunch, dinner, or a homemade dessert, we look forward to serving something you’ll enjoy.
In today’s post, we’ll take a look at five of the top Italian meals that you should try. We serve a wide variety of Italian dishes on our menu that are made fresh from scratch each day, so be sure to try a different one each time you visit! Call Asiago’s in Boise to schedule your dinner reservations today.
The origins of the name of lasagna can actually be traced back to ancient Greece, while the first recipe appears to have come from Great Britain! A cookbook found by researchers in Great Britain that dates back to the 1390s was discovered to have a lasagna recipe. The Italians are known for perfecting the layers of delicious pasta.
While it doesn’t seem clear that any one country can claim full responsibility for the creation and evolution of this popular pasta dish, it is something that Asiago’s can serve when you come in for dinner. From layers filled with tender sausage to completely vegetarian lasagna, we can prepare the ideal lasagna meal for your whole table.
The word gnocchi is Italian for “lumps.” These lumps are actually delicious dumplings that are traditionally made with flour and potatoes and can be served in a variety of different sauces. For example, they can be served in a tomato sauce, pesto sauce, or even with warm butter. No matter how you like to enjoy your gnocchi, Asiago’s in Boise can prepare a dish that will be sure to delight your senses.
Eggplant Caprese is a twist on the traditional Caprese dish of sliced tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella. Grilled eggplant adds a wonderful creaminess to the fresh flavors of the tomato, basil, and mozzarella. Be sure to ask for balsamic vinegar to drizzle on top so that your dish is complete with a contrasting tang. This dish might just become your new, favorite Italian meal!
Grilled Chicken Risotto
If you haven’t tried risotto yet, then be prepared for one of the most delicious Italian dishes you’ve ever tried. Risotto is an Italian rice dish that is cooked with broth until the rice reaches a creamy texture. The broth that is used will depend on the meat that is served in the dish, so that the flavors are complementary. Other types of flavorful ingredients that are used when preparing risotto include butter, onions, and white wine. When you pair grilled chicken with risotto, the slight charring of the meat adds a nice contrast to the soft creaminess of the rice.
Parmesan is probably one of the most well-known Italian cheeses, as it is very flexible. From rich pasta dishes to sandwiches and more, parmesan can be the perfect ingredient to take a meal from average to extraordinary, and chicken parmesan is no exception. This hard Italian cheese turns to liquid goodness when melted over a freshly grilled chicken. Toppings such as basil and tomatoes add additional layers of flavor combinations that create a dish that is truly delightful.
At Asiago’s, we look forward to providing you with the best dishes you’ve ever enjoyed at an Italian restaurant. When you come in for a meal, make sure to stop by our wine bar to sample some of the international and national wines that we offer. Our servers are more than happy to answer your questions about individual bottles as well as offer recommendations for food pairings. Call to make your dinner reservations today at Asiago’s Italian restaurant in Boise!