In 1875 Francesco Bottene applied for a royal patent for what was then called a “new machine for making pasta at home”. This machine was the Bigolaro – a hand-cranked pasta machine which could be used to make bigoli – a very thick spaghetti. As Italian nationals spread across the globe, the demand for these machines followed, as thus a century-long passion for Bottene pasta machines was born. Today, Bottene have refined the pasta making process and their modern machines reflect the tradition, quality and innovation still treasured by the company’s staff. Whether you’re just starting out or whether you have an established kitchen, Bottene pasta machines are some of the highest-regarded, most reliable pasta machines available.