About this recipe: A hearty and filling Italian soup packed with vegetables, pancetta, cannellini beans and pearl barley.
Omitted the celery. Swapped the pancetta for spicy chorizo for a little kick and less stock to make it more substantial for a complete meal. Will definitely make again. - 05 Nov 2016
I didn't add the celery but this soup was delicious! I will be making this again - 07 Oct 2012
This turned out great! When I got home from the store I discovered that I had less barley than I thought, so I supplemented with some wild rice and orzo pasta (pasta added last 8 mins) instead. I also doubled the bacon as it was our main dish that night. So it was great. Next time I would add more water than I had thought I needed the first time I made it. - 18 Dec 2016 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)