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amatriciana Line breaks: ama|tri¦ci¦ana
Pronunciation: /ˌamətrɪʃiˈɑːnə/

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Definition of amatriciana in English:


Denoting a spicy pasta sauce made with tomatoes, pancetta or bacon, and basil.
Example sentences
  • Having had the authentic amatriciana sauce in Rome, this was just OK.
  • We were less impressed with the bucatini (fat spaghetti) in an amatriciana sauce of tomatoes, prosciutto and pancetta.
  • A special of penne amatriciana was excellent: a smoky-flavored, chunky sauce loaded with pancetta and onion.


From Italianall' Amatriciana 'in the style of Amatrice', from Amatrice, a town in central Italy, + the suffix -ana.

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