The name of this giant pasta translates as "big snail", and indeed the shape of this pasta reminds of big snail shells, which are perfect for filling - for example with seasonal grilled vegetables or spinach, bacon and feta cheese. Lumaconi can also be made sweet: in this case, the pasta snails are cooked in milk with lots of vanilla and filled with pureed raspberries or strawberries, toasted walnuts, honey and marzipan. The great bite, the beautiful shape and the unmistakable taste experience this pasta owes not least to the best ingredients and its long tradition.
These Lumaconi from Pastificio De Luca are the result of the application of artisan techniques that have stood the test of time for over a hundred years. The rigorous selection of ingredients, the traditional process of bronze wire drawing and the slow drying at gentle temperatures guarantee the production of this high quality pasta, characterized by its ideal "bite" and the typical rough surface that absorbs sauces particularly well. Moreover, this is the artisan line of the De Luca pasta factory: each package of pasta is wrapped by hand in an elegant package, on the back of which there is a recipe explaining how to prepare and serve each type of pasta. A special experience that delights all the senses and is also nutritious.
The Fratelli De Luca pasta factory is one of the most traditional companies in the production of dry pasta in Abruzzo and can draw on the experience of five generations since the mid-19th century. The ancient artisan tradition of Abruzzo pasta began in Picciano, a picturesque village set among the green hills that slope down from the Gran Sasso d'Italia towards the Adriatic Sea, and has been handed down by the De Luca family to the present day. Currently the headquarters of the company is located in Chieti.