Fettuccine with Butter and Cream

Fettuccine all’Alfredo

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in
The Classic Pasta Cookbook

By Giuliano Hazan

Published 1993

  • About

This dish originated in Rome where it was invented by the restaurant chef/owner Alfredo di Lelio. Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks discovered it when they visited his restaurant on their honeymoon in 1927. They were so enamored of the dish that they presented Alfredo with a gold plated fork and spoon. It became his trademark to use those gold utensils to give his pasta a final toss before serv