Davio's Bolognese Sauce

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Located in Philadelphia, this is a great Italian steakhouse for special occasions, celebrations, or just a fabulous night on the town. we've had this dish there as a first course, served over papparadelle, very good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large sauce pot, cook the prosciutto until crispy.
  2. Add all vegetables and garlic and cook until soft.
  3. Add wine and reduce by half.
  4. Add meat and cook for 45 minutes on low.
  5. Drain fat and add tomatoes and tomato paste.
  6. Add basil and parsley.
  7. Simmer for 2 hours and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve with your favorite pasta,.
  9. Grate fresh cheese over all.


Most Helpful

This was a delicious sauce. I used only one pound of meat - wild boar, but kept the other ingredients the same (except a little more of the veggies) to serve 4 people. We were happy with the ratio, and thought there would not have been enough liquid had we used 3 pounds of meat. The long cooking time gives this ragu a lot of depth. I added the bay leaf in step 3 (it is missing from the instructions) and kept the sauce covered on the stove, since I assumed that was the intention.

Maito October 26, 2012

Excellent bolognese sauce. Used bacon instead of prosciutto (I had it on hand) but followed the rest of the recipe faithfully. Had a wonderful, rich flavour. A keeper.

evelyn/athens November 20, 2007

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