Pasta with Amatriciana Sauce... Bucatini or spaghetti? Bacon or cheek lard? Garlic or onion ? These are the main questions anyone who is about to cook for the first time this recipe has to deal with. It is said that this famous dish born in Amatrice was the main meal of the shepherds, but originally it was made without tomato and was named "Gricia". the tomato pulp was added later when this ingredient was imported from the Americas and the sauce was named Amatriciana. See how to make the Amatriciana sauce.