The name Bucatini comes from the Italian word Buco, meaning hole as this pasta is similar to a thick spaghetti noodle with a hole running through the middle. Although Bucatini was popularized by Rome it was most likely created in Sicily. The shape allows for more even cooking of the pasta as well as room for sauce to nestle. This pasta can be found most often served with Amatriciana sauce, but is also heavenly served with butter sauces.
Olivelle's pasta is made in the heart of Italy, by a fifth-generation, family-run company using the highest quality ingredients and century old, traditional methods. From farm to table, this pasta is produced with Italian Organic Durum Wheat Semolina and processed using artisan methods; bronze dye extruded, and air dried naturally over multiple days. While not the fastest way of making pasta, it is still the best and most authentic, lending to a rough, dense finish that has bite and holds any sauce beautifully. Because of the quality ingredients and craftsmanship when making this pasta, it is naturally high in folate, rich in protein, fiber; and has a lower glycemic index than regular wheat pasta.