Frequently Asked Questions

What sets Rossi Pasta apart from other pastas?
What are the primary ingredients in your pastas?
Where do your ingredients come from?
Do you use any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives in your pastas?
How many flavors of pasta do you make?
What are your most popular flavors?
What flavors are new for 2012?
Do you make any wheat-free or gluten-free pastas?
How healthy is Rossi Pasta?
Why does Rossi Pasta cost more than the pastas I see at the grocery store?
Where should I store my Rossi Pasta?
How long does Rossi Pasta last?
Do you have any suggested recipes?
How do I order?
When will my order be shipped?
How do you ship most packages?
When will my order arrive?
Can you expedite my shipment?
How can I find out where Rossi Pasta is sold in my area?
Are your gift baskets available year round?
What if I don’t like what I order from Rossi Pasta?


What sets Rossi Pasta apart from other pastas?
First, its tenderness. Most manufacturers utilize semolina or durum flour, which produces a durable pasta but one which tends to have a tougher, chewier texture when cooked. Rossi Pasta is made with a much softer and less-refined flour -- a variation called “unbleached red spring wheat flour” -- which gives it the distinctive homemade taste we’re famous for.

Second, its flavor. Another benefit of using our special variation of softer flour is that it tends to “carry” a flavor better than do harder, drier, semolina-based pastas. Our pastas thus maintain their flavor profile “from package to plate” better than any you’d typically find on the grocery store shelves.

Third, its color. The unique combination of spices and fresh, all-natural ingredients we employ gives our flavored pastas their fantastic color, sure to enhance the artistic presentation of any dish.

Fourth, its ease of preparation. Our linguinis and fettuccinis cook in 2-4 to 3-5 minutes, respectively -- far less than the typical 8-10 minutes (or more!) characteristic of semolina or durum-based pastas. Some of our variations, like Capelli d’Angelo, cook in as little as 90 seconds!

What are the primary ingredients in your pastas?
Four basic ingredients -- unbleached red spring wheat flour, extra virgin olive oil, eggs, and natural spring water -- make up the primary recipe for all our pastas. The complete list of ingredients for any of our flavors is available upon request.

Where do your ingredients come from?
Our flour comes from grains harvested in North Dakota and Minnesota and milled specially for us by a trusted partner of 25 years. We procure our olive oil, eggs, spices and other ingredients from an equally distinguished list of suppliers -- the finest in gourmet food. Our spring water is delivered to us weekly from a nearby spring in the hills of West Virginia.

Do you use any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives in your pastas?
No.

How many flavors of pasta do you make?
We have over 50 unique flavors in our constantly evolving recipe vault, most of which we make available every so often on a rotational basis. You will find at least twenty of them available at any one time on our web site and in our catalog. We like to periodically rotate our colors and flavors to keep things interesting.

What are your most popular flavors?
Spinach Basil Garlic Fettuccini, Tomato Basil Garlic Fettuccini, Wild Mushroom Linguini, Capelli d’Angelo, and Roasted Red Bell Pepper Fettuccini.

What flavors are new for 2012?
Veggie Spice Fettuccini and our Gluten-Free Varieties.

Do you make any wheat-free or gluten-free pastas?
Yes! After several years of testing and perfecting a delicious gluten-free pasta recipe, we now offer three Gluten-Free Radiatore pastas. Typical grocery store gluten-free pastas do not taste like traditional pasta nor do they have a pasta texture. Our pastas have a hearty texture and are full of flavor! Rossi’s gourmet gluten-free pastas cook in just 1 ½ to minutes, not 15 minutes or more like the dull, rice flavored gluten-free choices offered by others. In fact, you’ll never know its gluten-free!

How healthy is Rossi Pasta?
Since 1981 we’ve been in the business of making the finest, freshest, healthiest pastas we can conceive. Pasta and its typical accompaniments are considered foundational elements of the “Mediterranean diet,” which consists of foods thought responsible for the proportionately lower incidence rates of heart disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases in such countries as Italy and Greece. Rossi Pasta in particular is made from an unbleached spring wheat flour which is less-refined than traditional baking flour and therefore contains more heart-healthy nutrients than you’ll find in most commercially produced pastas. We are also absolutely committed to producing a product free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives -- any kind of additive, in other words, that could have harmful health effects over time.

Why does Rossi Pasta cost more than the pastas I see at the grocery store?
Our pasta is made from the highest-quality ingredients we can procure, and, like most artisanal gourmet products, costs much more to make than commercially produced pastas. To this day we continue to hang, harvest, and package every batch of pasta by hand, making it in every way a more special product than the mass produced pastas available on most grocery store shelves.

Where should I store my Rossi Pasta?
Light, heat, and moisture can all damage our pasta over time. We recommend a cool, dry pantry, cellar, or storage room.

How long does Rossi Pasta last?
Rossi Pasta will look, taste, and perform best if prepared within 4 months of the date of purchase. If stored as recommended, however, it can be used with little degradation in quality for 8-months to 1-year after the date of purchase.

Do you have any suggested recipes?
Of course! Visit our Recipe Page. We also have a monthly email update containing recipes and cooking tips which you can sign up for by clicking here.

How do I order?
You can place your order right here on our web site, over the phone at (800) 227-6774, via fax at (740) 373-5310, or by mail at P.O. Box 930, Marietta, Ohio 45750. Orders by fax and mail should be accompanied by the order form in our catalog.

When will my order be shipped?
We make every attempt to provide same-day shipping on any order placed before 12:00 PM EST. Orders placed over the weekend or on holidays will ship on the next available business day.

How do you ship most packages?
We use UPS Ground for most shipments to addresses in the continental USA. If you’d like to ship to a P.O. box, APO/FPO address, or to a destination outside the continental USA, we can arrange for that too, but we ask that you place such orders with us by phone at (800) 227-6774, as shipping rates and delivery estimates can vary significantly.

When will my order arrive?
Generally 1-4 business days after your order’s ship date, depending on your proximity to our pasta factory in Ohio. You can view the applicable UPS Ground Service Map here.

Can you expedite my shipment?
We are happy to expedite your order. Simply select “UPS Second Day” or “UPS Next Day” when checking out online, or mention it to us when ordering over the phone. Customers in Ohio, western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and Kentucky, and eastern Indiana get automatic next-day service through our default shipping option, UPS Ground.

How can I find out where Rossi Pasta is sold in my area?
First check our “Stores Near You” list, located here. If nothing is nearby, you can recommend a gourmet store in your area to us by using our Contact Us page.

Are your gift baskets available year round?
Yes! More and more of our customers are using Rossi Pasta as a unique gift alternative throughout the year -- not just during the holidays.

What if I don’t like what I order from Rossi Pasta?
Every purchase you make with us is covered by an unconditional 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with our shipment, we will either replace or return (at your discretion, and our expense) any items in question.