cacio e pepe

Cacio e Pepe: A Comprehensive Guide to this Classic Italian Dish

If you're a fan of Italian cuisine, you've likely heard of cacio e pepe. But do you know the full story behind this delectable dish? At Mora Italiano, we're passionate about all things Italian food, and we're excited to share the history and delicious details of cacio e pepe with you.

pasta bolognese

How to Make Bolognese

Ah, bolognese sauce! The rich, hearty, and oh-so flavorful sauce that hails from the city of Bologna in Italy. Pasta sauce, or sugo di pomodoro in Italian, is a staple in Italian cuisine and can be traced back to the ancient Roman Empire. Over time, pasta sauce has evolved and taken on many different forms, with each region in Italy having their own unique variation. Some popular examples include marinara sauce, made with tomatoes, garlic, and basil; carbonara sauce, made with eggs, pancetta, and Parmesan cheese; and of course, bolognese sauce, made with a blend of ground meat and vegetables slow-simmered in a tomato-based sauce.

Cup of wine at mora italiano

How to pair Italian Food with Wine

Italian food is known for its bold, rich flavors and varied textures, making it a perfect candidate for wine pairing. At Mora Italiano in Encino, CA, we offer a wide selection of Italian wines to complement your meal. But with so many options, it can be overwhelming to try and figure out the perfect wine for your dish. That's why we've put together this guide on how to pair Italian food with wine.

Roman Style

All about Roman-style Pizza

Discover the Delicious World of Roman-Style Pizza at Mora Italiano

Welcome to Mora Italiano, the premier Italian restaurant in Encino, CA! If you're a fan of pizza, you're in for a real treat. Today, we're going to be talking all about Roman-style pizza and why it's quickly becoming one of the most popular styles of pizza in the world.

Two Plates of Pasta

How is Spaghetti Made?

Did you know that spaghetti was first introduced to Italy by Marco Polo during his travels to China? It's true – although the thin, long noodles we know today as spaghetti originated in the Middle East, it was Marco Polo who brought them back to Italy in the 13th century.

Pasta with Basil Leaves

The origins of Pasta

Pasta is a beloved food all around the world, but its origins can be traced back to ancient civilizations in Egypt, Greece, and Rome. 

wine way

Where There's Wine, There's A Way

Featuring Alberto Conti Toscana Rosso

snap peas

Grow Old with me

People, places and things will come and go, but it's the memories that last. Fortunately, some things last forever.

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Half Way Through the Week with Mora Italiano

This is your friendly reminder to get out and grab some dinner to break up the work week!