Ostia Ripiena

Ostia Ripiena, which translates to “stuffed wafers” in English, is a typical dessert from the town of Monte Sant’Angelo, in the southern region of Puglia.


Ostia Ripiena consists of two cream coloured oval wafers, that have a filling made of toasted almonds, caramelized sugar and honey, with a pinch of cinnamon added for a little spice.

The taste is sweet and pleasant with a characteristic bitter aftertaste. It was created by for the first time by the Clarisse nuns in the kitchen of the monastery of the Church of the Holy Trinity located in the town of Monte Sant’Angelo.

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.