If you’re a fan of pasta, your eyes may gravitate to that side of the menu when ordering at a fine-dining restaurant. From buttery angel hair tossed in creamy Alfredo to tender penne topped with spicy arrabbiata, there are numerous pasta-and-sauce pairings to please your taste buds. When you’re in the mood for something hearty, opt for a dish with bolognese sauce. Here’s what you should know about the food, from our cooking experts at The Greenview Inn.

  1. The Sauce Is Packed With Protein

Unlike marinara sauce, bolognese is light on the tomato. The fruit is typically used in the form of a paste, adding sweet notes to the otherwise savory, protein-packed gravy. Perfect for meat lovers, the sauce includes ground beef, veal, or pork, stewed in a mixture of wine, milk, celery, carrot, and the tomato paste.

  1. Some Pasta Pairs Well With Bolognese Better Than Others 

Bolognese is thick, which means some kinds of pasta will hold the sauce better than others. Although traditionally served with tagliatelle, pappardelle, penne, fettuccine, and other broad pasta shapes also work well. Stay away from long, skinny varieties such as linguine, as the pasta will drown in the heavy sauce.

  1. The Cooking Process Is Complex

If you ever attempt to make bolognese sauce from scratch, know the cooking process can be complex. Apart from chopping the vegetables, preparation also includes braising the meat, sautéing the other ingredients, and letting the sauce simmer over a low heat for at least four hours.


If you want to try decadent bolognese, visit us in Vineland, NJ. We are a fine-dining restaurant  known for its brunch and dinner service. The talented chefs here create their own version of bolognese using polenta, grilled venison sausage, and other flavorful ingredients. To make a reservation, call (856) 691-5558 today. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook to see pictures of our cuisine.