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Celebrate National Pasta Day at Bottiglia on October 17th

National Pasta Day at Henderson Italian Restaurant

See For Yourself Why Bottiglia Is the Best Italian Restaurant in Henderson on National Pasta Day 

There’s nothing hotter than a limited edition, and nothing more satisfying than when you manage to get one, especially when that limited edition is pasta and you can actually taste the satisfaction. Bottiglia is going all out for pastafiles on National Pasta Day this Monday, October 17th, with a once-in-a-year special rarer than a blue moon. But first–even though your mouth is already watering–learn why this dish, and all pasta, is unique and perfect. 

Use Your Noodle

While you can find various types of noodles in cuisine all over the world, pasta is specifically Italian. That’s because of the way it’s made: with unleavened dough and wheat flour mixed with water. The first reference of pasta is from Sicily in the year 1154, so don’t buy the whole story of spaghetti actually being brought back to Italy by Marco Polo (fun pool party game tho). Pasta comes in many shapes and sizes, and even though Italy Magazine has the official estimation at 350, everyone’s Nona usually thinks there’s just one. That’s apparently normal, however, as in 2018 a tweet by Francis Lam about Bucatini inspired an event called “The Bucatini Dialogues” where heated debates over using penne without ridges or using over-cooked pasta (not al dente? GASP!) occurred. It’s worth googling if you’re passionate about pasta, but please wear headphones if in the presence of any Italian family members of an older generation–we care about your safety. 

What’s In A Name? 

That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but that what we call a type of pasta is important when it’s time to eat. Different pastas are made to hold specific types of sauces, and their names–specifically the suffixes (that’s the end part for those of you who hated English class) indicate that. While all pasta names are plural, they can be either masculine or feminine and denote the size of the pasta. For example, masculine endings like inielli, or etti and feminine ones like elle or ine mean that the pasta size is “little.” Endings like oni and one mean “large” while otti means “largish.” Confused yet? Don’t expect that to clear up if you go over to the home country: each region has different names for the same types of pasta. Some of the best names to note include orecchiette which means “little ears” or strozzapreti which means “priest strangler.” Let’s just hope the latter means the pasta makers of the Emilia-Romagna region have a sense of humor….

Let’s Dish 

Now what you’ve all been waiting for, the main event: Bottiglia’s Cacio e Pepe pasta for only $36! Cacio e Pepe literally means “cheese and pepper,” but if you think that just basically means mac & cheese, then you can’t sit with us. Bottiglia’s cacio y pepe is spaghetti noodles perfectly al dente with freshly cracked pepper and Romano cheese. When you order this dish on Monday, it will be served table side in a giant Pecorino Romano cheese wheel so you’ll know just how fresh and robust the ingredients are in this fabulous dish. Bottiglia is only offering this recipe from 4 PM-10 PM, so even though it’s also National Mulligan Day, if you make the mistake of not ordering the cacio e pepe, there’s no chance for a do-over. Get a sneak peek of this exclusive dish here–you don’t want to have to wait another 365 days to see if this amazing spectacle will show itself again.