Sagra del maccherone al pettine


29th handmade maccheroni festival

Maccheroni al pettine - Comune di Pieve di Cento
Maccheroni al pettine - Comune di Pieve di Cento

Where: Parco Venturi, Via Asia - 40066 Pieve di Cento (BO)
When: June 21-23 and 28-30, 2019



The typical Pieve recipes are mostly simple dishes, prepared with natural ingredients such as flour, lard, eggs and vegetables. In the past the women of the family strove to bring out the flavour of a cuisine a little poor. Today those dishes are still cooked on the occasion of the local festivals.


One of the most appetizing pasta dish is the traditional "maccheroni al pettine" (striated macaroni pasta), main ingredient of the town festival scheduled every year at the beginning of the summer time, now at its 27th edition. Two weekends over June and July are the occasion to taste the famous striated macaroni in several flavours: topped with Bolognese ragù, Bolognese ragù and peas, truffle, ham or vegetable sauce.


Traditional main dishes, like grilled meat, complete the menu of this festival, set in the indoor food stand in the Parco Venturi.


The process to obtain this particular kind of "maccheroni" includes cutting out small squares from the pastry, strictly made by hand with a rolling pin, and scrolling the pastry squares on a stick after they have being pressed on a ''comb'' (tool of the old frame once used by housewives for weaving) in order to give them the typical striping


Info sull'evento

Timetable: food stand from 7pm

Entrance: free entry - menù à la carte

Organization: Pro loco Pieve di Cento

Ph: 0039 051 974593

Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office


Address: Piazza Andrea Costa 17 - 40066 Pieve di Cento (BO)

Phone: +39 051 6862611 

Fax +39 051 974308


Opening times:
Mon-Fri 7.45am-1pm

Sat 7.45am-1pm



Last update: 04-06-2019