Entry from British & World English dictionary
Denoting a spicy pasta sauce made with tomatoes, pancetta or bacon, and basil.
- The spaghetti amatriciana is the best: chilli sauce (not too hot so as to overwhelm the other ingredients) with bacon.
- For the main dish I ordered the linguine amatriciana.
- The boy had the bucatini amatriciana, which I thought hands-down beat my pasta.
From Italianall' Amatriciana 'in the style of Amatrice', from Amatrice, a town in central Italy, + the suffix -ana.
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