written byFoodTripGo


Jan 16, 2024 | Italy

Tagliatelle is one of the most popular and tasty pasta formats of Italian cuisine in the world. According to tradition and legend, tagliatella is typical of the city of Bologna, where it is prepared with the equally typical ragù alla Bolognese. It is also perfect with other types of condiments, such as mushrooms, truffles or simple tomato sauce. The Palazzo della Mercanzia contains the gold model with the exact measurements of the Tagliatella, a monument to homemade pasta.

The Confraternita del Tortellino, on April 16, 1972, deposited the authentic recipe and measurements of the original Tagliatella di Bologna at the Bologna Chamber of Commerce Industria Artigianato e Agricoltura. According to this model, the measurements of the tagliatella should be: 8 mm wide and 0.6 mm thick.

According to legend, tagliatelle was invented in 1487 by a Bolognese cook, a certain mastro Zefirano, on the occasion of the wedding between Lucrezia Borgia and the Duke of Ferrara Alfonso I d’Este. The inspiration for the cook came from the bride’s blond hair.


  • 00 flour 300 g
  • Eggs at room temperature 3
  • Semolina for dusting q.b.


  • Pour the flour into a bowl, create a basin and break in the eggs
  • Beat with a fork and continue kneading by hand
  • Continue on a floured countertop for at least 15 minutes
  • Form a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap
  • Let the dough rest for about 30 minutes
  • Take one-third of the mixture and roll it out, either with a machine or rolling pin to the right thickness
  • Dusting with semolina
  • Cut the roll of dough into 7 mm wide slices

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