Definition of amatriciana in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌamətrɪʃiˈɑːnə/

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Denoting a spicy pasta sauce made with tomatoes, pancetta or bacon, and basil.
Example sentences
  • 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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