Fortunata For The Holidays

Casa Mia Serving Bowl

The holidays are typically full of family gatherings, with kitchens and dining rooms packed with loved ones and plates piled high with food. Functional, sturdy dinnerware is a must, especially for the fall and winter ahead and for those hearty dishes essential to the season.

Fortunata Fine Italian Ceramics makes an incredible line of dinnerware that’s nothing short of perfect for the end-of-year holidays and celebratory occasions.

Casa Mia Collection

Fortunata’s striking, well-made dinnerware makes your surroundings effortlessly beautiful. It’s in those little details– like natural textures and earth toned glazes in the Casa Mia series pictured above.

 Fortunata creates versatile, modern designs that move seamlessly from everyday into festive tablescape. Make moments more memorable, more enjoyable.

Casa Mia Ramekin Bowl

Artisan made Italian ceramics are absolutely complimentary to delicious home cooked food. Fortunata’s design inspirations come from time-honored Tuscan techniques of firing and glazing. Serving comfort food cooked with soul on these ceramics continues that same proud tradition of passing on knowledge from one generation to the next.

Buon Appetito Dinner Party


What’s more, Fortunata’s breathtaking ceramic designs, like the Buon Appetito series above, make a great gift.

Dinnerware as a gift says that you want to spend time with a person. It’s a gift that allows your loved one to fully participate in the family affair of eating together. Fortunata ceramics make an instant family heirloom that will be treasured for years to come.

From our homes to yours, here’s a recipe that goes great in the Casa Mia Covered Casserole Dish, pictured below.

Casa Mia Covered Casserole DishCasa Mia Casserole Dish

Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

  • 2 red peppers, cut into 1-inch wide strips
  • 2 zucchini, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 summer squash, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 cremini mushrooms, halved
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced into 1-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herb mix or herbs de Provence
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 3 cups marinara sauce (store bought or homemade)Casa Mia Casserole Covered Dish
  • 1 cup grated fontina cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated smoked mozzarella
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus 1/3 cup for topping
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
On a baking sheet, toss the peppers, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, and onions with olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and dried herbs. Roast until tender, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook for about 6 minutes. Since you will be cooking the pasta a second time in the oven, you want to make sure the inside is still hard. Drain in a colander.

In a large bowl, toss the drained pasta with the roasted vegetables, marinara sauce, cheeses, peas, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Using a wooden spoon, gently mix, until all the pasta is coated with the sauce and the ingredients are combined.

Pour the pasta into the greased Casa Mia Covered Casserole Dish. Top with the remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan and butter pieces. Bake, uncovered, until top is golden and cheese melts, about 25 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis


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Casa Mia Small Oval Serving TrayCasa Mia 4 Section Appetizer & Condiment ServingTray

Casa Mia Ramekin BowlCasa Mia Bread Plate

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Fortunata Fine Italian Ceramics

Casa Mia Salad Plate

Fortunata Fine Italian Ceramics is the brainchild of Margaret Frazer Proctor, a southern born tastemaker with a penchant for European flair informed by her love of international travel and classic decor. Her background in fashion and upscale merchandising gave her the expertise to turn Fortunata into the boutique brand it is today.

Fortunata has a fresh, modern take on the time-honored Italian ceramic tradition. In a collaboration with storied designer Adriano Tolomei, Fortunata produced the Casa Mia and Buon Appetito dinnerware collections. Tuscan ceramic techniques, lively colors, and natural forms combine to create the distinctive quality of Fortunata ceramic pieces.

Each piece starts with the highest quality clays, thrown by artisan hands, then individually glazed to give each work of art its own texture and character. In your home, these beautiful, functional objects feel like family heirlooms ablaze with new life.

Photo by Smith Cameron Photography