Radicchi con la pancetta, also known as Radicchio with Pancetta, is a traditional dish from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. This dish is commonly found in various towns and communes of Emilia-Romagna, including Bologna, Modena, Parma, and Ravenna. It can be enjoyed in many local restaurants and trattorias in these areas.

One popular place to find Radicchi con la pancetta is at Trattoria Anna Maria in Bologna. This cozy restaurant is known for its authentic Emilian cuisine and serves this dish as a specialty. Another place to try this delicious dish is at Osteria Francescana in Modena, a renowned Michelin-starred restaurant that offers a modern twist on traditional Italian recipes.

To prepare Radicchi con la pancetta, you will need fresh radicchio, pancetta (Italian bacon), olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. The radicchio is sautéed with pancetta until it becomes tender and slightly caramelized. The dish is then seasoned with garlic, salt, and pepper to enhance the flavors. It can be served as a side dish or as a main course with some crusty bread.

Radicchi con la pancetta has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for this dish include the use of specific varieties of radicchio, such as Radicchio di Chioggia and Radicchio di Treviso, and the traditional method of preparation.

Sources:
– “Radicchio with Pancetta Recipe” – www.italianfoodforever.com
– “Trattoria Anna Maria” – www.trattoriaannamaria.it
– “Osteria Francescana” – www.osteriafrancescana.it