Spaghetti was first created in 1842 by Antonio Viviani in Naples. Antonio Viviani named it "Spaghetti", because it looked like small pieces of "spago".
Originally it was a good 50 centimetres long but the modern day Spaghetti is approximately 25 centimetres in length.
Today Barilla Spaghetti No. 5 is a symbol of Italy everywhere; no one can resist its delicate, elegant shape and the fascination of twirling it around a fork.
Barilla Spaghetti is extremely versatile and allows an infinite number of combinations. From the most traditional recipes to avant-garde creations, a plate of Spaghetti is always perfect for any occasion.
Barilla Spaghetti can bring cheer to any dinner table with just the simplest of recipes, like tossed with tomatoes, olive oil and fresh basil. Or try a traditional dish from Rome's historic Trastevere district: Spaghetti alla Puttanesca, a mouth-watering recipe made of black olives, capers, anchovies and tomatoes, Barilla recommends, especially during the summertime, to try Spaghetti with a fresh Caprese sauce, using freshly sliced tomatoes and buffalo-milk mozzarella, seasoned with oregano and chili pepper. The combinations are truly endless.