The Gentile Pasta Factory, founded in 1876, is one of the historic artisan factories that made the city of Gragnano famous throughout the world for its pasta. In the era of modern technologies, Gentile preserves methods of craftsmanship and attention to every detail, from the selection of raw materials to production.
Today Gentile offers the highest quality products, respecting what has made Gragnano pasta so famous: the use of high-quality, 100% Italian semolina wheat and low temperature drying. Additionally there are two elements that make Pasta Gentile unique: the quality of their Senatore Cappelli variety of wheat and the natural air drying using the "Metodo Cirillo."
Their classic shapes reflect typical Neapolitan traditions with cuts like paccheri, mafalde, and bucatini. Learn more by visiting the "Special Features" section of our website or by clicking here.
*Pasta di Gragnano achieved in 2010 the IGP mark (Indicazione Geagrafica Protetta). This community recognition represents the reaching of an important objective for pasta makers, always working with respect and devotion for the entire Gragnano city where the pasta is its own icon.
The EU assigns the IGP mark to agricultural food which are linked to a geographical origin basing on unique characteristics and production phases; this implies the respect of straight production rules indicated in the "disciplinari".
Bucatini by Gentile: Organic
A classic bucatini from Gragnano in the Naples area, this thick spaghetti with a hole through each strand is hard to fin...Item # 10910$8.00
Calamaretti by Gentile: Organic
Aptly named, as each piece resembles calamari, this short, large tubular cut is often served with seafood sauces. Made w...Item # 10922$8.00
Mafalde by Gentile: Organic
Mafalde are named after Princess Mafalda, daughter of King Vittorio Emanuele III. The frilly edges of this shape are mea...Item # 10940$8.00
Paccheri by Gentile: Organic
From the small mountain village of Gragnano, these classic "Neapolitan" paccheri are ideal for stuffing and baking. This...Item # 20700$8.00
Penne by Gentile: Organic
This Neapolitan penne cooks up quite large, and might even be called "Pennoni.'Item # 20720$8.00
Pennette Rigate (Small Penne) by Gentile: Organic
Pennette rigate, or small penne, have ridges to better hold the sauce. A pasta shape for the hungry person who wants to ...Item # 10914$8.00
Scialatielli (Unkempt Hair) by Gentile: Organic
Scialatielli, or "unkempt hair" originated in Minori fishing village along the Amalfi coast. It is a beautiful and chaot...Item # 10915$8.00
Spaghetti by Gentile: Organic
The Gentile spaghetti is thinner than most traditional spaghetti, a favorite among chefs. Made with 100% Italian wheat.
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Strozzapreti (Priest Stanglers) by Gentile: Organic
Strozzapreti or "Priest Stranglers" are a slightly twisted double strand of short thick "spaghetti". They can be served ...Item # 10920$8.00
Tagliatelle by Gentile: Organic
Tagliatelle from Gragnano are a substantial pasta for hungry people. They cook up into long strips that are about 3/8" w...Item # 10916$8.00
Tortiglioni by Gentile: Organic
Tortiglioni is the Neopolitan name for these tightly coiled fusilli. They are springy and make a gorgeous presentation o...Item # 20710$8.00
Vesuvio Pasta by Gentile: Organic
Vesuvio pasta from the Zampino Family, makers of Gentile pasta, are located in the foothills of Mt. Vesuvius. This pasta...Item # 10926$8.00