All of our sauces at Assenti's Pasta are Homemade with love. Please find that we have suggested which of our fresh pastas would best compliment each of our Homemade Sauces.



Amatriciana

A piquant blend of tomato strips, pancetta, onion, parsley basil and crushed chili. Traditionally served over long, hollow tube pastas such as Foratini, Amatriciana may also be served over Spaghetti or Rigatoni.




Arugula Sauce

Peeled tomato filets, fresh arugula, garlic and parsley. Assenti's Homemade Arugula Sauce is an original creation. We combine peeled California Tomato Fillets, fresh arugula, garlic, and parsley into a sweet, chunky tomato sauce that is thick with spicy greens. A favorite among our loyal customers, this flavorful substitute for a tomato sauce goes great on Lemon Saffron Fettuccine or Lemon Basil Fettuccine, in addition to Angel Hair pasta and Linguine (either plain or flavored).




Mariana Sauce

A traditional blend of whole crushed tomatoes, garlic, onion, parsley, salt and pepper. Assenti's Fresh Marinara goes great with all egg or semolina pasta flavors, as well as, many flavored pastas. Marinara is typically served on Cheese Ravioli, Spinach Ravioli, Smoked Mozzarella Ravioli, and Lobster Ravioli. It is a great base for adding seafood (i.e., clams or shrimp), sausage or chicken to create your own sauce.




Meat Sauce

Assenti's Homemade Meat Sauce is a flavorful assortment of crushed tomatoes, ground beef, onion, parsley, basil,and various seasonings. Meat Sauce is best served on thick egg or semolina pastas such as Spaghetti, Fettuccine, Penne, Rigatoni, Cavatelli, and Foratini.




Pomodoro Galioto

Pomodoro is Italian for "Tomato". Assenti's Pasta blends skinless California grown tomato fillets, garlic, olive oil, capers, basil, parsley, salt and pepper to this vibrant, twist on traditional Marinara. Another great tomato sauce for Lemon Saffron or Lemon Basil Fettuccine, in addition to Angel Hair, Spaghetti, or Linguine.




Puttanesca Sauce

A spicy and savory sauce with an unsavory history, this blend of diced tomatoes, anchovies, black olives, garlic, capers, parsley, and crushed pepper goes great over thick or thin egg or semolina pasta. (Equally enjoyable over Angel Hair or Rigatoni.) One version of this sauce's history is that the women of the towns' brothels were not allowed to mingle with the towns respectable women in the "mercato". Designated to shopping for their groceries once the crowds died down, they were often left only the spoils and more heavily preserved ingredients for their pantries. Among these ingredients were salted anchovies, cured olives, salted capers, and soft tomatoes. The enterprising ladies would then return to their places of business and prepare a feast for one another, and with the rich aromas they would unintentionally draw the single (and married) men into their "Trattorias", or "Brothels".