pas·​ti·​tsio pä-ˈstēt-sē-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce pastitsio (audio)
variants or less commonly pastitso
: a Greek baked dish made of ground meat layered with pasta and usually topped with white sauce and cheese

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Order delicious Greek gyros, pastitsio, pizza, sides and pastries online for pick-up. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 21 June 2021 The bouzouki players are warming up, and cooks are busy gathering ingredients to prepare their favorite spinach pie, baklava and pastitsio for this weekend’s ASSUMPTION GREEKFEST at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in St. Clair Shores. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, 14 Aug. 2019 Some swear that the celebration of Greek food and culture is the only place to get decent pastitsio (basically Greek lasagna) in town. al, 2 Oct. 2019 Eat homemade dishes such as dolmades, spanakopita, pastitsio and lamb while listening to live music and watching performances by Greek folk dancers. Alison Stanton, azcentral, 12 Sep. 2019 There will be food galore: homemade baklava, gyros, spanakopita, pastitsio, lamb sliders, Greek coffee, honey puffs and more. Anna Bauman, Detroit Free Press, 17 June 2019 Emmanuel puts a Rhodian spin on pastitsio, a layered casserole of pasta and ground beef in red sauce baked with a bechamel topping ($10.50), and revithokeftedes, Greek falafel ($7.50). Ann Trieger Kurland,, 2 Apr. 2018 Volunteers from Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral will prepare a yummy menu for visitors that includes souvlaki, pitas, pastitsio, gyros and Greek-style chicken. Mary Colurso |,, 17 Sep. 2017 The day before, a group of men from the church, with Soulas in charge, met to turn 220 pounds of meat and 60 pounds of onion into pastitsio filling in two big vats at Camp Washington Chili. Polly Campbell,, 19 June 2017 See More

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Word History


Modern Greek, from Italian pasticcio

First Known Use

circa 1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pastitsio was circa 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Pastitsio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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