Try Aglio e Olio at Salerno’s!

Aglio e olio

Salerno’s may have “pizza” in our name, but we’re also known for our aglio e olio. What is pasta aglio e olio? If you’ve never tried it, you’re missing out! This Italian classic puts a light and tasty spin on traditional marinara-topped dishes, and at Salerno’s Pizza, it’s a bestseller! Grab a fork and get ready to be tempted as we dive into how to make pasta aglio e olio and more. 

What is Pasta Aglio e Olio? 

Aglio e olio is a traditional Italian dish that originated in Naples. Compared to many pasta recipes, this dish is on the lighter side, as its original variation omits the cheese and protein often found on other plates. Rather than being tossed with a marinara or meat sauce, aglio e olio uses only olive oil and a variety of spices, primarily garlic. In fact, “aglio e olio” translates into “garlic and olive oil” from Italian.  

Wondering how to pronounce aglio e olio? The correct pronunciation is “a-glee-oh ee oh-lee-oh.” 

How to Make Pasta Aglio e Olio

Pasta aglio e olio is proudly featured on our menu, but if you’re curious how to make pasta aglio e olio at home, you would need:

  • Spaghetti
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Parsley

After sauteeing the minced garlic in olive oil, add in cooked spaghetti to coat and top with parsley. While this recipe may seem deceptively simple, there’s definitely an art to getting the right ratio of ingredients! Adventurous chefs will sometimes add additional elements to change the texture and taste, including: 

  • Dried red pepper flakes
  • Grated parmesan cheese 
  • Spinach or kale 
  • Shrimp or another protein 

Aglio e olio is just one of the mouth-watering pasta dishes we serve at Salerno’s! If you have a craving for pasta, we’re sure we can satisfy it. 

Order Aglio e Olio from Salerno’s! 

Now that you know more about aglio e olio, try it for yourself from Salerno’s! We proudly offer a variety of rotating pizza and pasta specials at all of our Chicagoland locations, including BolingbrookChicagoLyons, and Oak ParkOrder now to bring home aglio e olio for dinner tonight!

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