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A taste of Italy

Embrace la dolce vita with these delicious new additions to the M&S Foodhall. From perfect pasta to the ooziest, creamiest risotto, they celebrate the authentic flavours and classic dishes of Italy

King prawn bucatini in a bowl with lemon wedges

New this month: king prawn bucatini

The latest addition to our Foodhall is a range of meals inspired by the classic flavour combinations and top-quality ingredients found throughout Italy. Dive into this fiery number: silky bucatini pasta; plump king prawns and sweet, semi-dried Santarella tomatoes, with guajillo chilli flakes for an extra kick. The sauce is brought together with white wine and a sprinkling of fresh parsley: simple, but totally delicious. Simply serve with a glass of bone-dry Italian pinot grigio. Find this, along with the rest of the new Collections Italian range, in store now, priced at just £4 each. 

The ultimate pasta guide

Lombardy: farfalle
The name comes from the Italian word for butterfly. Perfect with tomato and basil sauce.

Liguria: linguine
Wider and flatter than spaghetti but thinner than tagliatelle, linguine means ‘little tongues’. It's delicious with tomato and mascarpone sauce and your favourite seafood, such as prawns or mussels.

Emilia Romagna: tagliatelle
From the Italian 'to cut', these egg-rich ribbons from Emilia Romagna are the perfect foil for traditional ragu, like bolognese. 

Lazio: spaghetti
While spaghetti is popular all over Italy, carbonara is a Roman icon, so serve these silky ribbons with the creamy sauce and plenty of parmesan.

Campania: penne
The name for these hollow tubes means ‘pen’, and they hail from the Campania region in southern Italy. Eat with n’duja and tomato sauce.

Sicily: rigatoni 
These chunky tubes come from the Italian word rigato, meaning 'ridged', and are closely tied to the cooking of southern Italy: enjoy with a punchy tomato, tuna and olive sauce.

Illustrated map of Italy with pasta shapes by region

An Italian feast

If you fancy a fuss-free night in, our new range of Italian meals lets you enjoy restaurant-quality dishes from the comfort of home. The secret is the impeccably-sourced Italian ingredients, and the innovative methods we use to make them taste amazing: take our roasted mushroom risotto, made with meaty chestnut and portobello mushrooms, plus dried porcini mushrooms for a wonderful depth of flavour. It's topped with a mascarpone and truffle cream that you stir through before serving, creating a gorgeously glossy finish. Serve with our new golden, garlicky pesto flatbreads and a sprightly santini tomato salad, plus a glass of dry Italian rosé. Buon Appetito!

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Meat and vegetarian lasagne

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Map of Italy by wine region

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Say saluti to our range of gorgeous Italian wines, craft gin and more, available to buy online

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Platter of cured meats

Irresistible antipasti

Start your Italian feasting with a selection of cured meats and cheeses, plus a negroni or two...

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