|Place of origin||Italy|
|Region or state||Sicily|
|Main ingredients||pasta, tomato, eggplant, ricotta salata|
Pasta alla Norma (Italian: [ˈpasta alla ˈnɔrma]), earlier called pasta con le melanzane 'pasta with eggplant', is an Italian dish of pasta and eggplant. It is typical of Sicilian cuisine, from Catania in particular.
It is made of spaghetti or other pasta with tomato sauce, covered with slices of fried eggplant and served with grated ricotta salata cheese and often basil.
It was named in honor of the native of Catania Vincenzo Bellini, the composer of the opera Norma. It is said that the Italian writer Nino Martoglio exclaimed "This is a real 'Norma'!", meaning a masterpiece, when he tasted the dish, though the name is not attested until decades after his death.
Pasta alla Norma was named "dish of the year" by the BITTourism Award in 2018.