How to make Illuzione’s ‘Scialatielli al Limóncello e Vongole’

This limoncello-infused pasta dish is a must-try on the menu of the soon-to-open Illuzinone restaurant at La Roca Village.

You will need:

For the scialatielli (makes eight portions)

  • 600 g 00 flour
  • 500 g durum wheat semolina flour
  • 500 ml limoncello
  • 500 ml water
  • 180 g stracchino cheese
  • 20 g salt

For the sauce (per portion)

  • 150 g clams (or ‘vongole’)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 50 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 100 g cherry tomatoes (Sicilian, if possible)
  • 1 red chili pepper (optional)


  1. To make the dough, first combine the flours and salt. Then, creating a well in the middle, add a little limoncello at a time as you start to knead. When that’s combined, add the water and cheese, and continue to knead for 10 to 15 minutes until you get a smooth consistency.
  2. Roll the dough into a ball and keep it covered in a bowl for at least 30 minutes.
  3. To make your scialatielli, roll the dough with a rolling pin or pasta machine until it’s a few millimetres thick (it should not be as thin as tagliatelle). Fold or roll the dough back on itself and slice it into pieces roughly 10 cm in length and 1 cm in width. Set aside until you’re ready to cook.
  4. Using a wide frying pan (big enough to hold the sauce and pasta too), gently brown the garlic and the chili in oil.
  5. Slice the tomatoes in half and sauté them in the same pan.
  6. Wash your clams and add them to your pan – adding the juices too as this will keep your dish moist. The clams are cooked when the shells open (be mindful not to over-cook).
  7. At the same time, boil the scialatielli in salted water until almost cooked and drain. Add this to your sauce and warm through. Sprinkle with chopped parsley on top to serve.

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