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Il Pastaio di Brescia a history of success and quality

Il Pastaio di Brescia was founded in 1983, by two clever partners, Mr. Angelo Zampedri & Mr. Pasquale Maestri, who still manage the company together with their sons.
Since then, Il Pastaio di Brescia has made great strides by using the owners’ intuition to work towards the single-product and specialize in the production of potato gnocchi and potato specialties, under its own brand Patarò and/or for private label.

Now a day Il Pastaio is a limited liability company with seventy employees, two production facilities covering a total area of about 30,000 square meters (of which over 15.000 square meters of covered production area) and a target market that stretches from Italy to the rest of the continent, including the countries of Eastern Europe, United States and Canada.
What is the secret of this success?

Surely the recipe for success is the result of a long-term strategy which enables the company (from management to the invaluable support of employees) to focus on innovation and technology in the service of quality and food safety.That’s why at Pastaio highly technological facilities merge with tradition and passion for the culinary culture.

The company has achieved a brilliant balance between product quality and large-scale production. The company’s activity is 24 hours a day, 6 days a week and reaches an amount of 1000 tons of packed product per day.

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The quality

Il Pastaio is well known in the gnocchi market as a high quality producer, able to guarantee a competitive value.
Il Pastaio’s policy focuses on food-safety, which requires painstaking self-monitoring procedure, from raw materials to the production run. Its ability to innovate is on all fronts: from packaging to size, from the variety of products to logistics.

Il Pastaio has been IFS and BRC certified for more than ten years. The company exhibits at the major trade fairs in Italy and in the rest of the world, because we believe that it is important to have a window always open to the world in order to grow and prosper.

Il Pastaio has revolutionized the world of potato gnocchi by introducing the cool-mix dough (just like the homemade gnocchi) with 98% potato puree. We offer a wide product range that is unparalleled among competitors. Our catalogue is continuously renewed because vitality and endless research for innovation inspire us to create new products in a various range of new shape, color and taste. The tricolor mini gnocchi and star-shaped potato gnocchi, filled gnocchi and heart-shaped gnocchi are just some examples of innovative products. These trade proposals have revived a the segment of gnocchi production, which was traditionally ripe.

In conclusion, Il Pastaio is not only a leader in the gnocchi production in Italy, but it has also proved it is possible to achieve great results even with simple food like gnocchi, both in the kitchen and in the business.