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Where To Eat Pasta Amatrice For a Good Cause Right Now

Support Italian earthquake victims at these 30+ restaurants

Bacco Ristorante

Last week chef Luciano DelSignore of Bacco Ristorante in Southfield and Bigalora launched an effort to raise $50,000 for victims of central Italy’s recent deadly earthquake by asking local restaurants to serve up a classic regional pasta dish, Spaghetti all’Amatriciana.

Typically made with guanciale, chile, flakes, yellow onion, pecorino romano, pepper, tomatoes, and olive oil, the recipe for Spaghetti all’Amatriciana was first developed in Amatrice — located at the epicenter of last Wednesday’s quake. Every year in August, the town hosts a festival to celebrate the dish. This year would have marked its 50th anniversary.

Numerous local restaurants have now signed on to participate in the fundraiser called Michigan Chefs for Amatrice. The group is currently setting up a Go Fund Me page, where monetary donations will also be accepted (Eater Detroit will update the link when it goes live).

Here’s where you can eat Amatriciana pasta for a good cause right now:

Andiamo (all locations)

Assaggi Bistro (Ferndale)

Bacco Ristorante (Southfield)

Bella Piatti (Birmingham)

Bigalora (all locations)

Bucci Ristorante (Grosse Pointe Woods)

Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails (Detroit)

Clarkston Union (Clarkston)

Coach Insignia (Detroit)

Cucina Medoro (Birmingham)

Cuisine (Detroit)

Fenton Firehall (Fenton)

Il Posto Ristorante (Hollywood, FL)

Katoi (Detroit)

La Cucina del Vino (Shelby Township)

La Strada Dolci e Caffé (Birmingham)

La Vita Bistro (Pinckney)

Local Kitchen & Bar (Ferndale)

NOVI Chophouse (Novi)

Pops For Italian (Ferndale)

Saffron Café (Coldwater, MI)

The Franklin (Traverse City)

The Root Restaurant & Bar (White Lake)

The Silver Spoon Ristorante (Rochester)

The Stand Gastro Bistro (Birmingham)

The Twisted Mitten (Detroit)

Trattoria Stella (Traverse City)

Tre Monti Ristorante (Troy)

Union Woodshop (Clarkston)

Vinsetta Garage (Royal Oak)