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Review of Pasta Martelli

Pasta Martelli
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We travelled for about an hour from Monteverdi Mattrimino to get to Lari to have a look at the old fashioned way of making pasta only to find that they are closed for the holidays. A fact not mentioned in the Lonely Planet travel guide. The view from the castle is very good though.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank H7828BJjoem
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Dino M, Proprietario at Pasta Martelli, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016
Google Translation

Ci scusiamo che non abbiate potuto vedere la nostra produzione, ma come tutti gli anni, le ultime tre settimane di agosto siamo fermi, sia per fare un periodo di ferie, sia per fare manutenzione alle nostre attrezzature. in compenso avete potuto ammirare il Castello dei Vicari e la visita è stata senz'altro positiva.
Con i migliori saluti.
Dino Martelli

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Reviewed 6 October 2015

The Martellis were on vacation, but we were able to buy some of their pasta up at the local store and I will be going back for more! The village is like taking a step back in time. Recommend a visit.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

What a discovery and what a great atmosphere! The village of Lari is beautiful, with nice little shops and bars and friendly people. In the middles of the centre, beside the medieval fortress is this small factory that is surely worth a visit. Look around, buy some pasta in any shop in town, visit the butcher close by (great people and super food) and take a cup of coffee in the shadow. Nice....

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

Our vacation rental host provided us a sample of this pasta. We were so impressed, that we got information from him to visit the factory. We arrived early on a weekday, and Luca was kind enough to give us a personal (and free!) tour. The factory was making spaghetti. Our children enjoyed seeing the pasta made. We loved learning why it tastes so good!

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank jonandamandag
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Reviewed 16 May 2015

I read about this little factory in Lonely Planet, so we popped along. Lari is well worth a visit, it's gorgeous. Right in the centre on the hill is the pasta factory. We happened to be walking by when one of the Martelli family were doing a tour so we popped in. We were shown how the machinery works, got to see macaroni being made, and how the pasta is packaged and cut.
They explained why their pasta is more expensive, why the courser texture and where we can buy it in the UK. It was only a brief tour, but I found it really interesting to see a bit of traditional Tuscan pasta making.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank L4U
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