Our Story

The story of one of America's most beloved pasta brands was born in 1912 when three immigrants from the same village in Sicily, Italy, started a small spaghetti manufacturing company in Boston's North End. The address of their storefront: 92 Prince Street.

It was a perfect partnership. Gaetano LaMarca was the administrator, Giuseppe Seminara was the salesman and Michele Cantella was the pasta maker. These entrepreneurs had no way of knowing that their little company would become one of the largest pasta manufacturers in the country.

Eventually Prince® outgrew its offices and moved to Lowell, Mass. In 1941, Giuseppe Pellegrino, another Sicilian immigrant, joined the company and soon bought a controlling interest. Prince® remained in the hands of the Pellegrino family until 1987.

Generations of Americans still recall the company's memorable slogan: Wednesday is Prince® spaghetti day.

Prince® is part of the Riviana Foods Inc. portfolio of pasta and rice brands. With pasta meal solutions for every taste and diet, we have something for your whole family. Enjoy the adventure and get creative! In addition to classic white pasta, we also produce:  gluten-free pasta, organic pasta, whole wheat pasta, noodles, high fiber pasta, veggie pasta, ancient grains pasta and reduced calorie pasta.

Our principal pasta brands include:  American Beauty®, Creamette®, Light 'n Fluffy®, Mrs. Weiss®, No Yolks®, Ronzoni®, San Giorgio®, Skinner® and Wacky Mac®.