Tony’s Table: Bucatini Amatriciana

NEW YORK — CBS 2’s Tony Tantillo shows you how to cook up some tasty Bucatini Amatriciana, a.k.a. pasta with pork sauce.


1 lb of bucatini (thick spaghetti-like pasta with a hole running through the center)

4 ounces of finely chopped Spanish onions

4 cloves of smashed garlic

4 ounces of pancetta

4 ounces of chopped American bacon

16 ounces of San Marzano peeled tomatoes

6 ounces of dry white wine

6 ounces of virgin olive oil

Salt, pepper to taste

Few leaves of fresh basil and Parmesan Cheeses De Gennaro, Salvatore


In a medium sized pan heat up olive oil, add chopped onion and cook for few minutes then garlic until golden. Add pancetta and bacon and cook for a couple more minutes until golden. Pour in dry white wine and let evaporate. Then add tomatoes coarsely chopped and season generously with salt, pepper and lightly torn basil leaves. Toss in pasta that was cooked according to directions on box, raise heat ad Parmesan cheese toss and serve.

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  • luigi gentile

    dear Tony:
    Close but no cigar.
    I grew up in Rome Italy and my grandmother was a native of Amatrice(hence the name of the sauce).
    No garlic, no bacon.
    Pancetta is a good subtitute for guanciale, (pork jawels) but not the same.

  • linda manna

    I made recipe, but there was no timing in recipe how long to cook other than cooking down wine till it disipates, which is your own judgment. Also the ingredients were not measured properly so again you had to guess. I had to cook the sauce 20 minutes to 25 lowering heat to med to med high. Just guessing. Otherwise according to your instruction the sauce would have been raw! I also left out pancetta, which I am glad I did it would have been way to much fat in dish with that added. Watching video after the fact it looks like to me the chef used 1/4 of the ingredients you said to do. Very dissappointed.

  • Gail

    Great dish…

  • Dave Engel

    What is the name of the place tony had the Bucatini amatriciani in n.y.c. thanks

  • roger shell

    Today, Sunday April 17, on TV, Tony said the recipe for lamb meatballs and mint pesto was “on our web site”. Please tell me how to find the link to the recipe. I have searched the cbs web site without any luck.
    Roger Shell

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