Carla in the Kitchen - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Carla in the Kitchen

For 37 years, we’ve made delicious, one of a kind pasta. It is our business, our craft, our passion.

Carla's history is that of an American Dream. Carla Squatrito, our President, founder, and driving force behind our brand, first came to America in 1968. In 1978, she started what today is known as Carla's Pasta Inc. as a 1,800 square foot retail shop. People quickly came to learn that Carla's Pasta was authentic: laminated dough; good, simple, ingredients, and classic flavors – a far cry from spaghetti and meatballs popular at the time.

Carla's Pasta is a company that roots itself in being a family business. Carla's passion and drive has been installed into her two sons, Sandro and Sergio, whose new ideas and enthusiasm are helping to move the company forward. Our sales force echoes this passion in presenting our products nationally.

At Carla's Pasta we are always looking for new and interesting ideas. Our on-site chefs are constantly pushing the envelope with different ingredients, recipes, and techniques. We always test to make sure our products are the highest quality and best tasting in the industry. Currently, Carla's Pasta has the broadest, deepest, and widest frozen pasta and pesto product mix on a nationally delivered level - from traditional to specialty, kosher, to vegan and signature items. If we don’t have it, we can make it!

Food Safety/Quality Assurance are top priorities at Carla's Pasta. We source only the most technological advanced "wash-down" equipment that produces pasta in the classic Italian method: laminated pasta giving the proper density and texture. The equipment also allows for diverse filling profiles delivered in a consistent fashion. A clean process needs a clean environment. Our manufacturing facility has been built as a 'clean by design' facility: insulated metal panel walls sitting on stainless steel curbs, walk on ceilings, cleanable HVAC, and controlled "U" process flow. Since 2012, we operate using a fuel cell that provides most of our power, emergency back-up and returns energy to the grid.

Against all odds, Carla’s hard work and Piemontese determination made her vision a business success. Today, Carla's is a Woman Owned (NWBOC Member since 2002) family owned, entrepreneurially driven, single focus, thirty seven year old nationally distributed company. All we make are pastas and pestos. Carla's Pasta is a USDA, HAACP compliant 'AA' rated BRC facility. Carla's is all about quality, quality, and quality, closely followed by customer service.

Carla in the Kitchen Products

  • Basil Pesto with Pine Nuts
  • Basil Pesto without Pine Nuts
  • Sundried Tomato Pesto
  • Wild Mushroom Pesto
Steam Bags – No Sauce
  • Six Cheese Sacchettini
  • Cheese Ravioli
  • Cheese Tortellini
  • Gluten Free Penne
Steam Bags – Meals
  • Six Cheese Ravioli Marinara
  • Cheese Tortellini Alfredo
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Buttered Noodles
Specialty Ravioli Clamshells
  • Vegan Ravioli
  • Tuscan Style Vegetable Ravioli
  • Spinach and Egg Striped Cheese Ravioli
  • Egg and Sage Striped Butternut Squash Ravioli
  • Sundried Tomato Striped Ravioli
  • Spicy Sausage Ravioli
  • Shrimp Scampi Ravioli
  • Gorgonzola Pacchetti Ravioli
  • Braised Beef Ravioli