Definition of amatriciana in English:
Denoting a spicy pasta sauce made with tomatoes, pancetta or bacon, and basil.
- 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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