Our Story

Pasta Valente was founded over 35 years ago by Fran Valente.  She makes pasta the same as her mother made it.  She started by making pasta for family and friends. In 1982, she took it to the Charlottesville Farmer's Market where she would sell out of pasta every Saturday. The popularity of Pasta Valente continued to grow. Today, Fran and her daughter Mary Ann, work side by side making their favorite pastas. Pasta Valente can be found in grocery and specialty stores across the country.

Our pasta is rolled, cut, air-dried and hand-packed. It is a special process that dates back to before Thomas Jefferson (who purchased a pasta machine for his home in 1793 and was an avid pasta lover too). This special process creates an amazing taste and unparalleled texture, all while cooking extremely fast.

Pasta Valente is a single allergen facility, neither egg, dairy, soy, nut nor peanuts are used in our pasta. We use hard spring wheat and Non GMO ingredients. All of our pastas cook in 3-5 minutes in boiling water. Our goal is to give you that simple, enjoyable pleasure that only comes with a delicious bite of pasta.

Buon Appetito! 



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