Rustichella D'Abruzzo

Rustichella - Spaghetti alla Chitarra 500g


This shape is specialty of the Abruzzo region. The 'chitarra' or guitar is a wooden frame with wires running from end to end. Sheets of pasta are laid across the wires and pushed through to make the long strands of spaghetti. The profile of this spaghetti is square, not round like regular spaghetti, which increases the surface area for adhering better to sauces. It is usually served with a meat ragu of veal, pork and lamb.


Rustichella d'Abruzzo is one of the few genuinely artisan pasta manufactures operating in Italy. They use a blend of only the highest grade hard durum wheat which they can source from Italy, Canada and Australia to achieve the ideal balance of proteins, flavour and texture. Once the dough is mixed, it is pressed through bronze dies which gives the pasta a rough and porous surface. This allows the pasta to cook evenly and bind better with sauces and flavours. The pasta is dried at low temperatures over 36 to 50 hours in static drying rooms with regulated humidity to allow the proper fermentation of the semolina and the flavour to fully develop. The pasta will hold its shape during cooking, par-cooking and reheating.


  • Authentic artisan pasta
  • Premium quality high-protein semolina 
  • Bronze extruded
  • Slow dried at low temperature
  • Superior flavour and texture