Business/Company-Related Questions

Where is Barilla pasta made — in the United States or Italy?

Barilla Pasta that is sold in the United States is made in our plant in Ames, Iowa, with a few exceptions. Barilla Tortellini and Barilla Oven Ready Lasagne are made in Italy. Our Barilla Italy products state "Product of Italy, Distributed by Barilla America, Inc." on the packaging.

Barilla opened the Ames plant in the fall of 1998. The Barilla family was very concerned about maintaining Barilla's high quality standards in the new plant. Consequently, the machines used in our Ames plant are the same as used in our plant in Parma, Italy. The recipe and the wheat blend are the same as that used in Parma, Italy. Barilla purchases its wheat from around the world, ending up with the best wheat available.

Is Barilla a publicly held company?

Barilla is privately owned by the Barilla family. The fourth generation of the Barilla family is as committed to producing quality and innovative products today as its great-great grandfather was over 130 years ago.

Where is Barilla Corporate Headquarters located?

Barilla's corporate offices are located in Parma, Italy. Barilla America's corporate offices are located at:

Barilla America, Inc.
885 Sunset Ridge Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062

The music playing in the background during the Barilla television commercials is so beautiful. Who is the artist singing and what is the name of the song?

The artist singing in our television commercial is Andrea Bocelli. The song is "Mille Lune Mille Onde" (A Thousand Moons, A Thousand Waves) from his CD Cieli Di Toscana.

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