Pitta ‘Mpigliata

The pitta ‘mpigliata is a typical dessert of Calabria, specifically from the town of San Giovanni in Fiore, but is popular throughout the Calabrian province of Cosenza.


There are many variations on the ingredients used to make pitta mpigliata however it typically includes; durum wheat semolina, mother yeast, dried fruit, and honey. No matter the ingredients the dessert will always maintain is characteristic rosette shape.

This dessert is most often made for Easter and Christmas and for Calabrian weddings.

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.