Definition of saltimbocca in English:


Syllabification: sal·tim·boc·ca
Pronunciation: /ˌsältimˈbōkə


A dish consisting of rolled pieces of veal or poultry cooked with herbs, bacon, and other flavorings.
More example sentences
  • His wife said he enjoys cooking all kinds of Italian food but his speciality is meat dishes such as saltimbocca and steaks, which he prepares himself.
  • The saltimbocca alla romana is astonishing, the veal, prosciutto and sage explode on the tongue. The fragole di bosco are exquisite, possibly the best wild strawberries in the world.
  • The second course was from a selection of eight entrées (e.g., saltimbocca alla Romana).


Italian, literally 'leap into the mouth'.

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