How to pronounce Italian pasta

Published in: News 10/11/2019

Italy is the reign of dry and fresh pasta, but this delicious aliment is consumed in all continents nowadays.
It is a very inexpensive food and, at the same time, it is healthy and easy to cook. Pasta can also be the main ingredient in many refined recipes.
Read about all types of pasta and listen to the correct pronunciation of their names in Italian 

spaghetti and farfalle

Bavette 

Bavette have the same shape as linguine, a sort of flatted spaghetti, narrower than tagliatelle. Bavette are a typical dish in the region of Liguria.

Cannelloni 

Cannelloni are a cylindrical type of pasta. They are served with a filling and covered in sauce. Cannelloni can be stuffed with Ricotta cheese and spinach or with ground beef cooked as a Ragù. Once they have been stuffed, they are baked in tomato sauce or Béchamel sauce.

Conchiglie 

Conchiglie are named after seashells, because they have the same shape, the perfect shape to incapsulate loads of sauce.

Fettuccine 

Fettuccine is the Italian translation of little ribbons. It is a type of pasta similar to flat thick noodles made of eggs and flour. Remember: Fettuccine Alfredo is not an Italian dish. It was created in the States by Italian emigrants. Do not try to order it in Roma or Venezia

Fusilli 

Fusilli are a short helicoid shaped pasta, often translated in English as rotini. But if you ask for rotini pasta while visiting Italy, nobody will understand you.

Linguine 

Linguine are a sort of flattened spaghetti, also called trenette or bavette. Do not call them linguini: the correct plural is linguine.

Maccheroni

Maccheroni are a short tubular shaped pasta to be served in a tomato sauce or ragù sauce and grated Parmigiano reggiano

Maltagliati 

Maltagliati in Italian means badly cut. This type of pasta looks like ribbons cut diagonally in very irregular pieces.

Orecchiette 

Orecchiette mean small ears. This home-made pasta is typical of the region of Puglia and it is served with cime di rapa, some sort of leafy vegetables, we could not find a translation for in English.

Passatelli 

Passatelli are a home-made pasta prepared with bread crumbs, eggs, grated parmesan cheese and nutmeg. They are cooked in chicken broth. It is a traditional dish from Emilia-Romagna.

Penne 

Penne are a type of short cut pasta with a cylinder-shape. The word penne also means pens, feathers.

Ravioli 

Ravioli are a type of filled pasta. The filling is sealed between two layers of thin egg pasta dough and they are served in broth or with sauce. 

Spaghetti 

Spaghetti are long, thin, cylindrical pasta. They are an Italian version of noodles. 

Spaghetti alla chitarra 

Spaghetti alla chitarra are named after the guitar-like device used to cut this kind of pasta traditionally found in Abruzzo and Puglia.

Tagliatelle 

Tagliatelle are made of fresh egg pasta and they are shaped as flat ribbons. They can be served with Funghi or with all sort of ragù

Trofie 

Trofie are a traditional short handmade pasta from Liguria. They are traditionally served with Pesto sauce.

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