Bigoli in salsa
Bigoli with anchovy sauce at a restaurant in Venice, Italy
Place of originItalia
Region or stateVenice
Main ingredientsanchovy, onion
Variationssardines, black pepper, parsley

Bigoli in salsa is a Venetian pasta dish made with whole-wheat bigoli pasta, onion and salt-cured fish. While today usually anchovy is used, in earlier days it was often prepared with sardines. It is considered one of the signature dishes of Venice.[1]

In Castel d'Ario, in the province of Mantua, on the first day of Lent, the "Bigolada" is held, a square party where dishes of "bigoi con le sardelle" are served.[2]

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  1. ^ Zanini De Vita & Fant 2013, p. 54.
  2. ^ (2015-02-18). "La "Bigolada di Castel d'Ario": anche senza glutine i "bigoli" con le sardelle". (in Italian). Retrieved 2022-06-13.