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Pasta alla chitarra is one of the many typical dishes of Abruzzo. Long pasta, formerly of durum wheat, with the typical square section cut. In Abruzzo it is eaten in many ways: with pork sauce or along the coast with fish sauce; the guitar, however, finds its maximum expression in the Teramo version with the famous “pallottine”.



“Lu Carrature”, is the typical instrument used to make pasta alla chitarra. Surely the name derives from an Abruzzese declension of the French term “carrer”, which means “to square regularly”. This tool technically consists of a rectangular wooden frame, with many steel wires placed next to each other at a distance of just over a millimeter, held tight by a large number of "keys". This device certainly gave its name to pasta, which is very reminiscent of the musical instrument.



Rolling pin not included

Chitarra Pasta Cutter "Lu Carrature"

  • Color Wood
    Material Wood
    Item Weight 3 Pounds
    Item Dimensions LxWxH 19 x 8.5 x 3.3 inches
    Operation Mode Manual
    • Two-position cutting
    • Easy to use
    • 50 percent more blade edge exposed for deeper cutting
    • Two sides: Angel air 3 mm and Fettuccini 5 mm
    • Natural Wood
    • Artesanal product
    • Handwash recommended
    • 100-Percent Made in Italy