Reel Meals: An Italian Romance

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Have a romantic night in by watching Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday with an Italian feast! We've crafted a menu just for the occasion.

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Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Roasting tomatoes brings out their inherent sweetness. Why not start the evening out sweetly with this roasted tomato bruschetta appetizer.

Get the Recipe: Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Squash Blossoms with Pimento Ricotta

For a second appetizer, try this fresh take on Italian fried squash blossoms. These squash blossoms are stuffed with ricotta mixed with pimentos, an homage to pimento cheese, and served raw.

Get the Recipe: Squash Blossoms with Pimento Ricotta

Sauce-Simmered Spaghetti al Pomodoro

This main dish, perfect for a relaxing movie night, gets its incredible flavor from parboiling the spaghetti right in the tomato sauce.

Get the Recipe: Sauce-Simmered Spaghetti al Pomodoro

Rigatoni ai carciofi (Rigatoni with Artichokes, Garlic, and Orange Zest)

Another pasta dish sure to woo during your date night is this lovely rigatoni packed with artichokes.

Get the Recipe: Rigatoni ai carciofi (Rigatoni with Artichokes, Garlic, and Orange Zest)

Big Italian Salad

Alongside your pasta, get in some greens. Part green salad, part antipasto salad, this recipe combines lettuce, celery, onion, peperoncini, olives and cherry tomatoes—all tossed in a dressing made with olive oil, vinegar and a little mayonnaise.

Get the Recipe: Big Italian Salad

Fast & Easy Tiramisu

After a heavy pasta dinner, it is nice to know that you have a 150-calorie dessert waiting that is actually delectable! Try this simple-to-make, no-guilt dessert to end your romantic evening just as sweetly as it began.

Get the Recipe: Fast & Easy Tiramisu


For a romantic date night at home, the only thing better than watching Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in the ever-classic Roman Holiday is watching it while enjoying an inventive Italian feast. As Princess Ann and Joe Bradley fall in love on screen, you'll be falling in love with our slow-roasted cherry tomato bruschetta, our sauce-simmered spaghetti pomodoro and our fast & easy tiramisu.

Check out the slideshow above for the perfect menu to savor the flavor of Rome at home.

For more of Roman Holiday, check out this article from our friends at Moviefone.

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