Mezzi Rigatoni combine the shape of traditional rigatoni - the preferred pasta shape in southern Italy and Sicily - with a smaller size, resulting in a charming twist on an old classic. The word rigatoni comes from the Italian word rigato, which means striped. The grooves of the same name ensure that sauce and grated cheese adhere better than with plain pasta. That's why this pasta is great with hearty meat or vegetable sauces - but it also tastes delicious with lighter sauces or as so-called "pasta al forno" in baked casseroles. The great bite, the beautiful shape and the unmistakable taste experience owe it not least to the best ingredients and its long tradition.
These Mezzi Rigatoni 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 ensure the production of this high quality pasta, characterized by its ideal "bite" and the typical rough surface that absorbs sauces particularly well. A special experience that pleases all the senses and is also nutritious.
This is the classic line of the De Luca Pasta Factory: the packaging with the double square bottom is ideal for daily use and leaves plenty of space for the visibility of the product.
Fratelli De Luca Pasta Factory is one of the most traditional companies in the production of dry pasta in Abruzzo, with 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.