Little Italy, one of my favorite neighborhoods in Cleveland is on the east side of town and it's home to one of my favorite dishes of all time. Since I live on the west side of town, it's kind of a treck - but always worth it for Mia Bella's cheese tortellini. Cheese stuffed pasta is a no-brainer but the sauce that it's served in is this amazingly rich blush pasta sauce - and it may or may not come with enough of it to save some and put over more pasta right when you get home. :)
I've made several versions of this sauce over the years! It's great with Calabrian chilis mixed in for some heat, and also really good with the addition of pancetta and peas (which is how it's served at Mia Bella!)
Lots of questions about if this recipe can be made without the white wine or not - it can! I suggest subbing in chicken or vegetable broth in place of the wine. (The addition of liquid at this part of the recipe helps the garlic to not burn in the oil so it's pretty crucial to keep a liquid in the recipe at this step!)
If you’d like to use my photos & recipes, please ask or link back to this site. Thank You.