Italian dishes for Christmas

Traditional food

Lenticchie e Cotechino

This traditional plate is made of lentils and cooked pork sausage. Lentils are thought to bring good luck for the year.

Lasagne alla Bolognese

Lasagne or Pasticcio is prepared with: meat, béchamel, parmesan and thin pasta layers.


Panettone is a traditional dessert with candied fruit. Another version is without candied fruit and it is called Pandoro. Icing sugar is put on top of it.