OUR PASTA

IT ALL STARTED WITH TAGLIATELLE

More than Sunday dinner.

OUR STORY STARTS AROUND THE DINNER TABLE

We’re the mother/ daughter duo of the pasta shoppe.

We believe that pasta dinners should be fresh, easy and enjoyed more frequently than the occasional Sunday. It should bring you around the table on a weekday, start a conversation before you rush off dance/hockey practice or after a long day away from home.

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1955 ISH

Picture this: Thunder Bay, 1995 inside warm and cozy home.

A dinner table set for twelve, A crisp white tablecloth and china plates, Chilies and parm in crystal dishes, the aroma of meatballs and sauce simmering on the stove, the feel of starchy pasta water in the air.
Our Nonna’s voice, “Come and get it!”

This is the memory that founded our fresh pasta business.

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2015 IT ALL STARTED WITH    TAGLIATELLE

2015, was the start of The Pasta Shoppe. In our typical how “hard could it be” attitude, we took the concept that was tossed around for years and initially was only a business college project. The Pasta Shoppe’s first home was in the basement of an old school. That same old school was the where our Nonna attended as a little girl. So I think she was overseeing us some days.

The pasta dough was made daily using our family recipe. Soft & silky. It was rolled through a hand crank pasta machine that was clamped onto the kitchen counter. One side of the machine slowly thins the dough to the perfect sheet consistency. The other cuts it into flat wide ribbons, a shape called Tagliatelle.

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THAT WAS THEN

Fresh pasta dinners back then were always something to look forward to. A special occasion and a treat that fed many. They were handmade with love, tradition and experience. Lots and lots of experience. If you were lucky like we were, this was passed down through messy kitchen interactions and many flour covered aprons.

THIS IS NOW!

We grew! And you grew with us.

Today, we use an industrial extruder. We source Canadian grown durum semolina and use bronze dies to produce only the freshest pasta everyday, just for you. The heart of homemade pasta is something we put forth in everything we do. In fact, we keep a few hand crank pasta machines around the shoppe just to remind us of the tradition, family values and strong women that taught us what we know. You will see them making their debut in our new Pasta Classes!

From our dinner table to yours – we hope to inspire you to do the same.

family

1955 ISH

Picture this: Thunder Bay, 1995 inside warm and cozy home.

A dinner table set for twelve, A crisp white tablecloth and china plates, Chilies and parm in crystal dishes, the aroma of meatballs and sauce simmering on the stove, the feel of starchy pasta water in the air.
Our Nonna’s voice, “Come and get it!”

This is the memory that founded our fresh pasta business.

clock

THAT WAS THEN

Fresh pasta dinners back then were always something to look forward to. A special occasion and a treat that fed many. They were handmade with love, tradition and experience. Lots and lots of experience. If you were lucky like we were, this was passed down through messy kitchen interactions and many flour covered aprons.

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2015 IT ALL STARTED WITH    TAGLIATELLE

2015, was the start of The Pasta Shoppe. In our typical how “hard could it be” attitude, we took the concept that was tossed around for years and initially was only a business college project. The Pasta Shoppe’s first home was in the basement of an old school. That same old school was the where our Nonna attended as a little girl. So I think she was overseeing us some days.

The pasta dough was made daily using our family recipe. Soft & silky. It was rolled through a hand crank pasta machine that was clamped onto the kitchen counter. One side of the machine slowly thins the dough to the perfect sheet consistency. The other cuts it into flat wide ribbons, a shape called Tagliatelle.

THIS IS NOW!

We grew! And you grew with us.

Today, we use an industrial extruder. We source Canadian grown durum semolina and use bronze dies to produce only the freshest pasta everyday, just for you. The heart of homemade pasta is something we put forth in everything we do. In fact, we keep a few hand crank pasta machines around the shoppe just to remind us of the tradition, family values and strong women that taught us what we know. You will see them making their debut in our new Pasta Classes!

From our dinner table to yours – we hope to inspire you to do the same.
The present: Years later, our table setting might look a different, but we still meet around the dinner table. Come and get it and help yourselves. There’s always more than enough for seconds.