Strozzapreti, also known as Strozaprit, is a traditional pasta dish from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. It is a type of hand-rolled pasta that is shaped like twisted ropes or “priests’ collars,” hence the name. Strozzapreti can be found in various towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, including Bologna, Modena, and Rimini.

In Bologna, you can find Strozzapreti at local pasta shops such as La Vecchia Malga and La Sfoglia Rina. These shops offer a wide variety of fresh pasta, including Strozzapreti, made with high-quality ingredients.

One popular recipe using Strozzapreti is Strozzapreti alla Romagnola. This dish typically includes Strozzapreti pasta, pancetta, onions, tomato sauce, and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Another recipe is Strozzapreti with Pesto, which combines the pasta with a delicious homemade pesto sauce made from basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and olive oil.

Strozzapreti has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for Strozzapreti include being made with durum wheat semolina, water, and salt, without the addition of eggs or other ingredients. This ensures the authenticity and traditional preparation of Strozzapreti.

– “Strozzapreti alla Romagnola” recipe from Giallo Zafferano (
– “Strozzapreti with Pesto” recipe from Sale&Pepe (
– La Vecchia Malga pasta shop website (
– La Sfoglia Rina pasta shop website (