Manate e manatelle, Pasta a matassa, Manare

Manate e manatelle, Pasta a matassa, and Manare are traditional dishes from the region of Basilicata in Italy. These dishes can be found in various towns and communes in Basilicata, such as Matera, Potenza, and Melfi.

In Matera, you can find these dishes at local stores and shops like La Bottega dei Sassi and Antica Osteria Albergo Italia. In Potenza, you can try them at Ristorante La Locanda del Buon Gusto and Ristorante Pizzeria Il Brigante. In Melfi, you can find them at Ristorante Pizzeria La Piazzetta and Ristorante Pizzeria La Tavernetta.

Manate e manatelle is a traditional pasta dish made with handmade pasta shapes resembling small ropes. It is typically served with a tomato-based sauce and topped with grated cheese. Pasta a matassa is another pasta dish made with long, twisted pasta strands. It is often served with a rich meat sauce or a simple garlic and olive oil dressing. Manare is a traditional soup made with vegetables, legumes, and sometimes meat. It is a hearty and flavorful dish often enjoyed during the colder months.

These dishes have received the PAT (Traditional Agri-food Products) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for these dishes include the use of specific ingredients and traditional preparation methods. For example, Manate e manatelle must be made with durum wheat semolina and water, and the pasta must be shaped by hand. Manare must include ingredients like beans, potatoes, and seasonal vegetables, and it must be cooked slowly over low heat.

– “Prodotti agroalimentari tradizionali (PAT)” – Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali (
– “La Bottega dei Sassi” –
– “Antica Osteria Albergo Italia” –
– “Ristorante La Locanda del Buon Gusto” –
– “Ristorante Pizzeria Il Brigante” –
– “Ristorante Pizzeria La Piazzetta” –
– “Ristorante Pizzeria La Tavernetta” –