In the small southern region of Molise, the most well known dessert is cauciuni, which are ravioli or fritters, that are stuffed with chickpeas, cocoa, spices (cloves and cinnamon), liqueur and candied fruit.


Cauciuni are typical of southern Italian cuisine as vegetables are commonly used in desserts and cakes.

These are typical desserts that are prepared during the holidays, especially for Christmas and for the popular Molisan Carnival.

Cauciuni are typically served covered with honey or powdered sugar.

true italian taste

When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.

Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.

Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.

So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.