Mangia Italiano Fall/Winter
Italian Recipe Contest



Mangia Italiano Fall/Winter Italian Recipe Contest has ended.

Congratulations to the Following Winners of the Mangia Italiano Fall/Winter Italian Recipe Contest

1st Prize

  • TD's Tomato Artichoke Pasta
    By: Tom Doyle,
    Pittsburgh, Pa

    2nd Prize

  • Mom's Chicken Soup with Meatballs
    By: Laura F.,
    Depew, NY, USA

    3rd Prize

  • Ziti Bake Cake
    By: Megan Barton,
    Victor, NY, USA

    4th Prize

  • Ravioli Lasagna
    By: Megan Barton,
    Victor, NY, USA

    5th Place - Since 5th place tied they both will be receiving a Great Chicago Italian Recipes Apron.

  • Baked Eggplant
    By: Andrea Ferlaino,
    Philadelphia, PA

  • Italian Tuna Bake Supremo
    By: Susan Domek Mason,
    Milton, WA.

    I would like to take this time to thank everyone for submitting their great recipes. In the future your recipes will be found in our "Your Italian Recipes" section.

    Stay tuned for our next contest in the Fall. Take Care.



    First Prize:

    "Italian Gift Basket with Keepsake Colander"

    This great grand prize comes with a keepsake colander filled with delicious authentic red sauce, Imported pasta, aged Parmesan crackers, croccantini breadsticks, Italian salad, biscotti and cappuccino for dessert. This is a great prize that can be shared with the whole family

    Second Prize:

    "CucinaPro 150 Imperia Pasta Machine"

    This second place prize will keep you busy in the kitchen making fresh pasta everyday. This traditional pasta roller lets you make the freshest pasta you’ve ever tasted right at home. It features a 6 inch wide roller, along with a double cutter for spaghetti and fettuccini. Optional attachments are sold separately. Made in Italy.

    Third Prize:

    "Deruta Orvieto 10 inch Pasta Bowl"

    Win third prize and you will receive this beautiful Deruta Orvieto 10 inch Pasta Bowl. This bowl was made by hand in Deruta, Italy. The "Galletto Orvieto" pattern originated during the Renaissance in the hill top town of Orvieto, Italy. The pattern features a "Galletto" Rooster that symbolizes, blessing , prosperity and good wishes.

    Fourth Prize:

    "The Spiaggia Cookbook : Eleganza Italiana In Cucina"

    This forth place prize is a great cookbook written by Tony Mantuano, Chef/Owner of Spiaggia’s and Café Spiaggia here in Chicago. Spiaggia is Chicago’s only four star Italian restaurant. Chef Mantuano, along with his wife Cathy, present a beautiful tribute to their restaurant’s Tuscan cuisine.

    Fifth Prize:

    "Great Chicago Italian Recipes Cooking Apron"

    Fifth prize will take home our very own "Great Chicago Italian Recipes Cooking Apron". This apron is a must for any home chef. Just slip it on and your ready to cook some of our favorite recipes.

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    Please Note: This "Mangia Italiano Fall/Winter Recipe Contest" is open only to legal U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years of age or older. Entrants may submit one original recipe per day for the duration of the contest. (See Official Rules) The PRIZES awarded for the best Italian “Main Dish” recipe will be 1st Place - “Italian Gift Basket with Keepsake Colander“, 2nd Place a “CucinaPro 150 Imperia Pasta Machine“, 3rd Place a “Deruta Orvieto 10 inch Pasta Bowl”, 4th Place a “The Spiaggia Cookbook : Eleganzia Italiana In Cucina“ cookbook and 5th Place is a “Great Chicago Italian Recipes Cooking Apron“. The contest is open from midnight (12:00 am) on September 15, 2010 to just before midnight (11:59 pm) on March 15, 2011 . Once your recipe is submitted it will be open for visitor voting and commenting. The submissions with the most activity will be declared the winner. The Winner will be notified by email so be sure to leave a good email address where you can be reached. Important: When you send your recipe, story and/or photos you are granting the right to use and/or publish your story, recipe and photo on websites and/or in book or e-book format.

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