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Italy’s most famous culinary gift to the world – Pasta – will be celebrated across the globe today in restaurants and bistros as part of World Pasta Day. 

If you know your spaghetti from your linguine then Friday October 25th is a special day for you. 

Whether you’re after tortellini, fettuccine, gnocchi or penne, Edinburgh based Vittoria Group are cooking up their very best pasta dishes across their city centre restaurant sites today to celebrate the delicious, carb-filled satisfaction delivered by Italy’s most famous culinary export.

The restaurant group who own Vittoria on the Bridge, Vittoria on the Walk, Taste of Italy, La Favorita and fine dining Italian restaurant Divino, are encouraging customers to dive into bowls brimming with creamy pasta today and revel in the comfort that a simple italian favourite.

At the newly refurbished Vittoria on the Bridge and the Italian restaurant groups neighbourhood site, Vittoria on the Walk, guests can dig into a ‘Fiocchi Pasta’ – pasta parcels filled with soft cheese and pear in a creamy gorgonzola sauce.

At fine dining venue Divino Enoteca in Edinburgh’s Old Town guests might enjoy ‘Ravioli del plin al Tartufo’ – handmade ravioli filled with pork and beef, served with butter and parmesan emulsion and finished with fresh truffle.

Meanwhile at casual dining restaurant Taste of Italy, always a good stopping off point for those going to Edinburgh Playhouse, pasta lovers can revel in ‘Tagliatelle dello Chef’ – ribbon pasta in a rich Bolognese cream sauce, with pepperoni, mushroom and onion. 

Vittoria Group Chairman, Tony Crolla said: “Pasta is delicious, comforting and nourishing. Our fresh and authentic hand-made pasta is a much-loved comfort food for many of our customers at Vittoria Group. Pasta is wildly popular and always delicious and across our restaurants today, we are proud to celebrate and showcase ‘the perfect’ Italian dish.”

To help celebrate World Pasta Day visit for further details and to view Vittoria Group restaurant locations and menus.