Risi i Bisi (Rice and Fresh Peas). One of the most famous and ancient regional specialties of Venice, Risi i Bisi is offered in most Venetian restaurants and homes. This simple and tasty dish is a unique combination of soup and thick risotto made of fresh peas and risotto (rice) and cooked with chunks of pancetta (thick Italian bacon).
Delicate and a little decadent, this white-sauce lasagna is a step above its more rustic red-sauce cousin. The tangy goat cheese sauce is lighter than an ordinary alfredo sauce, while the grana padano cheese adds a delicious, nutty flavor. Serve with a crisp endive salad with pears or apples and a light vinaigrette or try it with Mixed Greens with Blood Oranges and Shaved Pecorino Pepato.