Pastitsada is a dish that is welcome at the dinner table year-round. A strikingly delicious Corfiot food, it originated in medieval Verona. Although pastistada is visually similar to kokkinisto, the intensity of its flavor puts it on a completely different level, while its way of preparation differs radically. It is the very definition of a sweet-spicy dish where the main ingredients are meat and thick macaroni. Alaniaris kokoras serves as the meat, as do tender beef or chicken.
It is distinctly different from the typical meat with spaghetti dish because of the mixture of spices with red wine and the use of vinegar and the fact that the meat is cooked not in oil, but instead in butter.