Top Ten Best Types of Pasta

I love Italian food. And what do most of us think of first when we're thinking of Italian food? Well, pizza. But close behind is pasta. And these varieties of pasta are the ones we love most.
The Top Ten
1 Spaghetti Spaghetti is a long, thin, cylindrical, solid pasta. It is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine. Like other pasta, spaghetti is made of milled wheat and water and sometimes enriched with vitamins and minerals. Italian spaghetti is typically made from durum wheat semolina. Usually the pasta is... read more

Everybody knows and loves spaghetti. It's a difficult food to dislike. Add marinara sauce and some meatballs, and you've got a perfect Italian trio!

I love this almost as much as pizza. But sadly, pizza isn't a pasta. I guess that means this is number one.

What pasta lover doesn't love spaghetti?

2 Penne

Somehow a lot of pasta dishes made with penne end up containing bacon. I find it strange that more people don't eat it all the time!

Pairs nicely with any sort of Parmesan dish, too. I'm talking about chicken, veal, eggplant, etc.

I used to always order penne at restaurants. Now I order penne at restaurants and ice cream bars.

Delicious tubes. My mom thinks they're cheap and trashy.

3 Macaroni

I don't think I need to convince anybody of how great macaroni can be. It's the only pasta that I know that doesn't need sauce to be awesome. Just cheese, baby. Just cheese.

Who doesn't love these sweet golden horns?

4 Fettuccine

Sort of like a larger linguine. Basically the HUNGRY MAN of the pasta world. Bigger, especially in this case, is better!

Ah, man. Now I want Fettuccine Alfredo.

Better than spaghetti. So satisfying rolling them up on your fork.

5 Fusilli

It's that curly pasta. I'm not sure what the difference is between fusilli and rotini, but I just went with the better-sounding one, basically.

I like the taste of fusilli as long as it includes delicious ingredients.

6 Rigatoni

Rigatoni is that sort of ridged, tubular, and hollow pasta that you usually see in a cold pasta salad. Or, at least, I often use it in those sorts of dishes. I'm sure its uses are many.

Rigatoni is like penne but bigger.

My favorite tubes. Nice and thick.

7 Ravioli

Spinach and ricotta is one of the best tasting things ever.

8 Lasagne

It is the only acceptable type, besides maybe spaghetti.

If it's good enough for Garfield, it's good enough for me.

This is so good. I only tried it because I thought if it's good enough for Garfield, it's good enough for me. When I tasted it, it was amazing. I now knew why Garfield loves it so much.

9 Linguine

It makes a suitable substitute for spaghetti. But calling it a substitute would imply that you didn't like the sound of it in the first place, right? Which would obviously not be the case since this stuff is awesome.

Thicker version of spaghetti and perfect with mozzarella and marinara.

10 Farfalle

I was gonna vote for penne, but I think farfalle deserves more votes. I love it, especially with good marinara sauce.

Colloquially known as "bowtie" pasta. Always a fun and tasty choice in my books.

So classy! And honestly, the most fun pasta shape.

The Contenders
11 Cannelloni

I love a good cheese cannelloni! Not a dish you find at many Italian restaurants, I find. I can't understand why.

12 Tagliatelle
13 Tortellini

Better than ravioli. Every bite is a mouthful of miniature raviolis packed with more concentrated filling, giving tortellini an even more craveable taste.

So freaking good! You can put stuff in it, and they are easy to stab with a fork.

14 Rotini
15 Angel Hair
16 Ziti
17 Cavatappi
18 Bucatini

I like the noodles more than spaghetti. They are thicker.

19 Manicotti
20 Orzo
21 Gnocchi
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