Before showing your significant other everything, look er in the eyes, exclaim "Stasera mangiamo una bella carbonara!", mix a short apertif with Campari for each of you, and try this recipe:
one bunch basil
one head radicchio
one bunch Italian (flat leaf) parsley
5 oz pinenuts
grated parmesan, asiago, or romano cheese
half pound linguini
Sliver shallots, chop radicchio, chop basil, mince parsley. Toast pinenuts. Set pasta water to boil. Saute shallots in equal parts butter and olive oil. Add radicchio, parsley, and basil. Toss cooked pasta with sautéed vegetables and grated cheese. Throw pinenuts on top. Serve with a cheap Chianti.
Strange enough, the burnt taste of toasted pinenuts, the sweetness of the shallots, and the bitterness of the radicchio combine to suggest a hint of bacon to the now vegetarian.
After dinner, pour a glass of Frangelico to share, and show em Everything.
Thanks, baffo, for that excellent bit of Italian!