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ISO spaghetti regatte

devilham Oct 26, 2012 06:18 AM

The W. Roxbury Roche Bros. used to carry Barilla spaghetti regatte (spaghetti with ridges running down it) that held on to sauce excellently, but no longer seem to carry it. Has anyone seen this stuff around? It's fantastic for what we call 'plain spaghetti' which is just cooked spaghetti, a splash of the pasta water, a big pad of butter, a ton of parmesan cheese and some pepper......so simple and so good. The regatte really hangs on to the cheese much better than regular smooth spaghetti.

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  1. Allstonian RE: devilham Oct 26, 2012 07:03 AM

    Rigati, not regatte. We've had a similar complaint in our household - none of the local supermarkets seem to carry this any more. I agree that it was a great product, and we miss it sorely.

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      devilham RE: Allstonian Oct 26, 2012 07:38 AM

      thanks for the spelling correction, it will help me if I end up needing to purchase a case of the stuff online.....glad to hear my family's not the only one loving this product!

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      cherrytomato RE: devilham Oct 26, 2012 07:08 AM

      Russo's has a wonderful selection of all different kinds of dried pasta. They may have it. Everyone I bought and tried has been really excellent.

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        Allstonian RE: cherrytomato Oct 26, 2012 07:14 AM

        Russo's definitely has some interesting imported pastas, but I don't think they carry Barilla.

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        devilham RE: devilham Oct 26, 2012 07:45 AM

        Bit of an update, I went to Barilla's website, and they have a product locator utility, and it looks like Stop and Shop carries this style. I am going to check this weekend and will let you know Allstonian

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          Allstonian RE: devilham Oct 26, 2012 08:02 AM

          Thanks! I've checked several of the S&S locations near me with no luck, but will be interested to hear how you do.

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            devilham RE: Allstonian Oct 28, 2012 12:44 PM

            Sadly, had to put off a S&S stop, due to disaster preparation (Sandy), will keep an eye out though

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              okra RE: Allstonian Oct 28, 2012 03:58 PM

              S&S in Foxborough had plenty, even among the hurricane ravaged shoppers!

              Ummm, it was even on sale.

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              overproofed RE: devilham Oct 31, 2012 08:23 AM

              The Stop and Shop on Watertown St. on the Watertown/Newton line carries it. However, they've completely rearranged their store in the last three weeks, and a lot of products they normally carry are out of stock right now. I think they reduced stock to make it easier to move. I'd call other Stop and Shops to check.

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              purple bot RE: devilham Oct 26, 2012 09:58 AM

              I too am a fan. I suppose it wouldn't be a bad idea to ask Roche bros and other markets to carry it again. They may not know it's missed.

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                makonna RE: devilham Oct 26, 2012 10:09 AM

                I believe that I typically also pick it up at Roche, but at the Burlington location, but I haven't looked in a while. You could talk to the Grocery Manager at your location. I have been able to have them special order stuff at the Burlington location.

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                  andieb RE: devilham Oct 31, 2012 08:34 AM

                  If you are not able to find it at Stop and Shop. Russo's carries Colavita brand pasta, and they make the spaghetti rigati..

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