PASTA 101

linguine

LINGUINE

Wider than spaghetti, smaller than fettuccine. Pair with seafood in puttanesca or carbonara.
 Orechiette

ORECCHIETTE

Orecchio means ear. Create a Southern Italian dish with broccoli, meatballs & tomato sauce.
casarecce

CASARECCE

Twisted sheets of pasta with a smooth surface. Versatile pasta served with any type of sauce.
cavatappi

CAVATAPPI

Thick, spiraled macaroni pasta. Shape is perfect for pasta salads, soups, or baked into casseroles.
farfalle

FARFALLE

Distinctive bowtie-shaped pasta. Serve with creamy sauces like alfredo, mushroom, or cheese sauce.
gemelli

GEMELLI

“Gemelli” is Italian for twins, named for two hollow tubes twisted together. Use with pasta salad & cream sauces.
bucatini

BUCATINI

Hollow, long, narrow pasta. Serve simply with cacio e pepe or with Amatriciana sauce with cured pork.
Fusili

FUSILLI

Twisted, corkscrew shape can be hollow or solid. Pairs well with fresh vegetables & olive oil-based dressings.
gigli

GIGLI

Also known as campanelle, Gigli is twisted to look like a handbell. Designed for thick sauces or casseroles.
pennoni

PENNONI

Tube shaped pasta. Smooth or ridged outer surface, wider than penne pasta. Versatile pasta for any dish.
lisce

LISCE

Lisce means smooth, which is what this hollow pasta is. Partner with pesto, or arrabbiata sauce.
Potato_Gnocchi

POTATO GNOCCHI

Soft pillows of potato dumpling. Can be the star of a dish prepared alone with herb butter.
Rigatoni

RIGATONI

Larger than pennoni, rigatoni is a tube-shaped pasta perfect for hearty, thick sauces or casseroles.
Tubettini

TUBETTINI

Tubbetini are small macaroni-like tubes of short cut pasta. Use in soups or broths.