Do you love fresh pasta? Read my review of Giovanni Rana brand!

I think you all know by now I’m Italian.  As a child, I grew up with nothing but freshly made pasta to eat.  It was painstaking work, but my mother made as much of our food from scratch as she could to insure we got the freshest food she could provide.

I have fond memories of gathering every Sunday at my great grandmother’s house in Philadelphia where the women were all gathered in the kitchen making fresh pasta and sauce for a feast with no less than 25 people cramped in my great grandmother’s tiny house.  We didn’t care about the cramped quarters; there was great food and lots of love to go around for everyone.

On a recent trip to Walmart I discovered a brand called Giovanni Rana in the deli section. I thought, “What the heck, I’ll give it a try.”

Well, I have to tell you – I almost fell off my chair at the dinner table after tasting this pasta for the first time. This pasta is delicious.  Why would anyone want to put in all that time and effort to making homemade pasta when you can enjoy Giovanni Rana Fresh Pasta right from the refrigerated section of your local store?

The pasta cooks up in minutes and tastes amazing.  My husband and son loved it, so now I cannot even try to bring in a box of dry pasta – they just won’t eat it anymore.  They are hooked on Rana fresh pasta.

Although the pasta is best cooked fresh from the refrigerated section of your local market, I have frozen several bags and they were just as delicious after I cooked them.  Of course, they took a little bit longer to cook since they were frozen, but they still cooked up in minutes.

We’ve already tried several varieties (not all just yet) but we love them and we intend to try every one.


Giovanni Rana also makes a line of fresh pasta sauces so be sure the check them out as well here.

Not sure where to buy Giovanni Rana Pasta and Sauce? They have a store locator.

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  1. I have never had fresh pasta before and I hear it is so good. I would love to try their Ravioli Chicken Rosemary. It sounds wonderful….

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