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Lorighittas Ring Pasta by Gourmet Sardinia


For people who really want to eat something unique, the Lorighittas is a rarity that’s shaped like a ring and made by hand. The name of this pasta is derived from the word “iron ring” which is something that Sardinians attached to their homes as horse hitches.  Like many other things from Sardinia, Lorighittas is made using recipes and methods that have been handed down from generation to generation.  Creating this pasta is an intricate process where workers, who undergo years of training before being allowed to craft the pasta on their own, work carefully away for almost an entire day just to produce a pound.  The result of their labor is something that’s very attractive and unique in flavor.


The Lorighittas is traditionally prepared for the feat of All Saints and has such strong traditional value to the people of Morgongiori that they have organized promotional campaigns to keep this wonderful pasta in the public eye and they host the Festival of Lorighittas the first week of August where they invite people to try the pasta for free.  The event is always massively successful for the people of Morgongiori as they host thousands in their small town.


The Lorighittas delivers a rare and unique texture to any recipe. When you’re considering meals that you might create with the Lorighittas ring pasta, think about using tomato sauces and chicken.  If you want to try something more complex, seafood is always a welcome addition.  


If you’d like to talk to someone about this pasta, feel free to contact us by filling out our form or calling the store at 713-621-6858.

To cook this pasta you’ll to boil it in salt water until it’s ready.  If you need a recipe for your first go with the Lorighittas, try the Lorighittas Virdes (broccoli).

Cooking the Sardinian Way

It's important to us that people enjoy food, family, and long healthy lives.  The ingredients found on this site are expertly crafted from the finest that Sardinia, Italy has to offer.  Everything here is selected by Efisio Farris for it's color, flavor, texture, and a wide variety of other qualities including health benefits.  Our ingredients don't include junk fillers that degrade the ability of the food to contribute to your health.  


We hope that as you browse the site and read through the cookbook that you'll learn a new way of cooking delightful meals for your guests and family, and that you'll be inspired by Efisio's stories and the history presented here.

Experience Sardinian Cooking from the Masters

If you're looking to experience Sardinian cuisine from the master himself, Arcodoro in Houston, Texas is the place to go.  Treat yourself, treat your family, treat your friends or treat your colleagues.  Arcodoro offers an exclusive menu of great food that's reasonably priced.  Our Wine menu contains a wide variety of wines, including many that have emerged from Sardinia's rich traditions.  Visit Arcodoro.com today to make your reservation.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Gourmet Sardinia and our line of fine Italian ingredients.  Our staff are available to assist you at any time in order to help you decide what to buy and how to use these fine products.  We can also help you with wholesale and large market orders.

You can write to us at :
4408 W 12th Street

Houston, TX 77055



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