Definition of amatriciana in English:

amatriciana

adjective

  • Denoting a spicy pasta sauce made with tomatoes, pancetta or bacon, and basil.

    • ‘For the main dish I ordered the linguine amatriciana.’
    • ‘A special of penne amatriciana was excellent: a smoky-flavored, chunky sauce loaded with pancetta and onion.’
    • ‘The boy had the bucatini amatriciana, which I thought hands-down beat my pasta.’
    • ‘We were less impressed with the bucatini (fat spaghetti) in an amatriciana sauce of tomatoes, prosciutto and pancetta.’
    • ‘My wife had bucatini amatriciana and that was great.’
    • ‘The spaghetti amatriciana is the best: chilli sauce (not too hot so as to overwhelm the other ingredients) with bacon.’
    • ‘Having had the authentic amatriciana sauce in Rome, this was just OK.’

Origin

From Italian all' Amatriciana in the style of Amatrice, from Amatrice, a town in central Italy, + the suffix -ana.

Pronunciation:

amatriciana

/ˌamətrɪʃiˈɑːnə/