582 Empire Avenue NE, Palm Bay, FL 32907, USA
+1 321 961 5499
About Pasta Nostra
Susie Evans Ardovini
Pasta Nostra is making pasta extraordinary


The Pasta Nostra promise is to continue the ancient, Italian traditions of pasta making. Therefore, all of our products are made with the human touch, exactly as you would at home. We believe that this is what sets Pasta Nostra apart and guarantees that we bring you a truly Italian experience every time.


Our brand of pasta, sauces, tapenades and other Italian goodies are carefully developed by our founder and CEO, Susie Evans-Ardovini, CEO of The Big Dream Factory. Born in the UK, Susie has been a chef and restaurateur for over 35 years. She has lived in France and Italy, from where much of her inspiration is drawn. Impressed by the Italian way of life and their approach to food, she set out to bring her particular brand and enthusiasm for authentic Italian food, to your table.


On December 15th, 2013, Susie sailed into Fort Lauderdale in search of the American Dream and so began the journey to Pasta Nostra. It all began as 10 boxes of homemade pasta for sale at the Rockledge Garden’s Farmer’s Market. Today we work closely with The Farm at Rockledge Garden’s who grow many of the ingredients in our products, using organic growing methods.


We hope you enjoy our creations and invite you to share your comments, photographs and recipes with us on Facebook and Instagram. In return, we will share ours with you.
The Pasta Nostra Timeline
01 Aug07:58
01 Aug07:58
Aug 2017
Aug 2017
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Pasta – The Old Fashioned Way

The Pasta Nostra brand continues to make pasta the old-fashioned way and is currently available in 13 stores across Florida. We are also preparing to launch our new website. From it you will be able to order online and enjoy the flavour of Italy wherever you lay your table.
14 Feb18:06
14 Feb18:06
Feb 2017
Feb 2017
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Handmade Filled Pasta

The Pasta Maker insists on the human touch and extends our range of handmade 'filled' pasta. A brand new category of pasta is created in time for Valentines Day – Ravioloni and Ravioletti 'Immagini'.
18 Jan18:00
18 Jan18:00
Jan 2017
Jan 2017
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New Pasta Extruder

We take receipt of our new pasta extruder and a wide selection of bronze dies from Alfa International and Pastabiz. Following a number of trips to Italy, we develop our own Pasta Nostra recipes for a new range of pasta catagories.
08 Sep20:56
08 Sep20:56
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Pasta Development

We begin to develop different types of pasta including tortelloni, using the flavours available from The Farm at Rockledge Gardens.
01 Jul20:47
01 Jul20:47
Jul 2014
Jul 2014
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Oil Production

Enzo is in Italy preparing our olives for the extra virgin olive oil
10 May17:41
10 May17:41
May 2014
May 2014
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Production Increases

As the love of Pasta Nostra begins to spread across Brevard County, our production has to increase. Sales have increased from 10 to over 60 boxes!
09 May20:44
09 May20:44
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Pasta Development

Bouquets of Pasta Nostra pasta are under development using the fresh ingredients available from The Farm; spinach, beetroot, fresh herbs.
15 Feb20:42
15 Feb20:42
Feb 2014
Feb 2014
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The Big Dream Factory

The Big Dream Factory showcases their brand of pasta for the very first time at Rockledge Garden's Farmer's Market.
07 Feb20:40
07 Feb20:40
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The American Dream

Inspired to reach for the American Dream, The Big Dream Factory Corp is created.
15 Dec20:31
15 Dec20:31
Dec 2013
Dec 2013
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Arrival into Fort Lauderdale

She arrived into Fort Lauderdale in the early hours and continued on to her new home in Melbourne, Florida. She did a spot of shopping for supplies among which was a packet of 'fresh' pasta. This is the moment she learned that not all pasta is made equally
01 Dec18:57
01 Dec18:57
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Susie leaves Rome, Italy

Susie Evans- Ardovini cruised out of Cititaveccia, Rome, Italy, en route to Fort Lauderdale to begin her new life on American soil.
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Susie Evans Ardovini
The Pasta Maker
+1 321 961 5499