Spaghetti alla chitarra is a type of pasta from the Abruzzo tradition. Abruzzo is an Italian region located in the middle of Italy.
But the real big question is: why is this type of pasta associated with a musical instrument? Chitarra in italian means Guitar… So where does this name come from?
As you know guitar is a string instrument, and it’s exactly the same process used to create this type of spaghettio: they are cut by strings.
This kitchen tool derives its name for its conformation from the musical instrument, or for the presence of metal strings about 2-3 mm apart with which the dough is “cut” thanks to the pressure of the rolling pin, thus obtaining elongated threads with a square section.
Unlike the classic round spaghetti, the spaghetti obtained with the guitar has a greater roughness able to collect the condiments more.
The cooking of the spaghetti alla chitarra must be absolutely al dente. Pasta is made using durum wheat semolina, eggs and a pinch of salt.
It’s a very particular type of pasta, really not easy to find but this makes them more appreciated in all our restaurants. We choose this Spaghetti for our menu because we love to enhance the different Italian regions’ traditions, we love Abruzzo and we will try to bring you there with every single dish of our Spaghetti alla Chitarra.