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Offer - Garofalo Orecchiette Pasta 500g

3 out of 5 (22)

11 out of 22 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Bundle Offer - Pasta & Sauce for £4

Suitable for vegetarians


Price per 100g: 47.8p


Product Description

Italian Dry Pasta.
100% Durum Wheat Semolina.
From Gragnano near Naples in Italy.
Suitable for Vegetarians.

Garofalo has been making pasta for over 300 years in Gragnano near Naples in Italy, the home of pasta. Made from 100% robust desert durum wheat and shaped using a bronze die gives Garofalo pasta its premium taste and texture.

Orecchiette are typical of Puglia, a region of southern Italy. Their name comes from the shape, which looks like a small ear and in Italian orecchio means ear, and the suffix 'etto' means 'small'.
Orecchiette are about 1.75 cm across and slightly domed with thinner centres compared to the edge giving them a variable texture and a place to catch the sauce.

Product Information





Store in a cool, dry place.


Cooking time 13 minutes.
Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add salt if required. Keeping the water at a rolling boil add the amount of pasta needed. Stir with a wooden spoon to prevent the pasta sticking together and to avoid damaging the pasta. Cook for the recommended time, drain and serve.


350g Garofalo Orecchiette,
200g ricotta,
500g Cherry Tomatoes,
Grated pecorino cheese,
1 Onion, chopped,
Extra virgin olive oil,

Put into a saucepan with a little oil the chopped onion, add tomatoes, washed and cut into quarters, a few leaves of basil, salt, and cook at high heat, turning often until the sauce is dry and properly thickened.
In abundant salted boiling water cook the GAROFALO Orecchiette and drained al dente.
While the pasta cooks, mix in a bowl the ricotta, a spoonful of the sauce and some of the pasta cooking water.
When the pasta is ready drain and pour into the bowl, mix gently, add plenty of chopped basil, a little bit of grated pecorino cheese, stir again and spread sauce on the rest of orecchiette.
Serve with more grated cheese separately.

Country of Origin



Pastificio Lucio Garofalo S.p.A.,
Via dei Pastai,
42 80054 Gragnano (NA),

Package Type

Re-Closable Packaging

Recycling Information



Allergen Information

Allergens can be found in the ingredients list

Contains Wheat


Allergy Advice: For allergens see highlighted ingredients

Durum Wheat Semolina

Dietary Information

Suitable for Vegetarians; Kosher

Nutritional Data

Typical Valuesper 100 g
Energy 1516 kJ
357 kcal
of which: saturated0.1g
of which: sugars2g


Customer Reviews

3 out of 5

22 customers reviewed this product Average rating 3

11 out of 22 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 5 star out of 5


very nice pasta!

Rating: 5 star out of 5


This pasta is perfect . Does not have the hand made creases but who cares . Top tip is to ignore cooking instructions; it says 13 minutes, I set the times for 9, and it was ready in 10. Large pan; the Italians would be horrified if they saw pasta being cooked in cramped conditions, and lots of salted water. Added to an unctuous sauce of veal sausage or other Tuscan Ragu you won't find better ....

Rating: 1 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.


They aren't really orecchiette pasta. They don't even look like the real thing. They stick together and don't cook very well. Don't buy!

Rating: 5 star out of 5

Cooks to perfection

The pack I purchased on 03/03/14 is excellent pasta. Having read the reviews I put first lot in by hand - not ideal as some cooking faster than others. Last time I just tipped it into boiling water and stirred it well. Any shells that were attached quickly separated as they became brittle on contact with water.. Hope next pack is as good.

Rating: 1 star out of 5

2 of 2 found this review helpful.

weird, odd and not a patch on other brands

I'm not sure why Ocado even stock this. It's revolting. I had to go to a supermarket to replace it. The texture is odd and worse still it had pieces of normal spaghetti ends running through my pack. I would not recommend this and have asked Ocado directly to stock an alternative brand. Disappointing it's the only one of its type. Certainly would not recommend.

Supplier Response - Since making your comments on our Orecchiette, we have taken the opportunity to change the production process in Italy and we are now using a new piece of equipment that has altered the shape very slightly and the thickness. This change will ensure that the pasta does not clump together and thus cook much more evenly. We have already started supplying Ocado with this new product and am sure that you will see a marked difference. We would very much like to send you some of the new pasta for you to try. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Without such feedback we could not ensure that our products are always produced to the very high standards that we set ourselves.


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