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Pasta / noodles Around the World

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Now, we are sharing with you the many types of Pasta noodles found worldwide.  Read on

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LIST OF PASTA & NOODLES WORLWIDE

Long noodles

Image
Type
Description
Translation
Spaghettoni
thick spaghetti
Large little twines
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Spaghetti
Most common round-rod pasta
Little twines
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Spaghettini
Thin spaghetti
Small little twines
Fedelini
Between spaghetti and vermicelli in size
Little faithful ones
Vermicelloni  
Thick vermicelli
Large little worms
Vermicelli
Thicker than spaghetti (refers in U.S. to style thinner than spaghetti)
Little worms
Capellini.jpg
Capellini
the thinnest type of long pasta
Little hairs
Capelli d’angelo
synonym of capellini, they are coiled into nests
Angel hair
Barbina
Thin strands often coiled into nests
Little beards
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Bucatini
Thick hollow spaghetti
Little holed ones
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Perciatelli
Thicker bucatini
From perciare “to hollow”
Fusilli Lunghi
Very long coiled rods (like a thin telephone cord)
Long rifles
Fusilli lunghi bucati.jpg
Fusilli bucati
Long coiled tubes
Holed rifles
Pici.jpg
Pici
Very thick, long, hand rolled
Little ones (pici=piccoli=small)
ZaruSoba.jpg
Soba – そば (Japanese)
Thin cut Japanese noodle made from buckwheat
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Udon – うどん (Japanese)
Thick cut noodle made from wheat flour
Kakeudon.jpg
Cu mian – 粗麵 (Chinese)
Thick cut noodle made from wheat flour
thick noodle
Ziti
Long, narrow hose-like tubes
Zitoni
Wider version of Ziti
Large ziti

Ribbon-cut noodles

Ribbon style noodles are often rolled flat then cut. This can be done by hand or mechanically.

Image
Type
Description
Translation
Spaghetti alla chitarra
Similar to spaghetti, except square rather than round, and made of egg in addition to flour
Named after the guitar-like device used to cut the pasta, which has a wooden frame strung with metal wires, sheets of pasta are pressed down onto the device, and then the wires are “strummed” so the slivers of pasta fall through
Ciriole
Thicker version of chitarra
Bavette
Narrower version of tagliatelle
Little drip-thread
Bavettine
Narrower version of bavette
Fettuce
Wider version of fettuccine
Little slices
Fettucine1.JPG
Fettuccine
Ribbon of pasta approximately 6.5 millimeters wide
Little slices
Fettucelle
Narrower version of fettuccine
Little slices
Lagane
Wide noodles
Pastasorten Lasagne.JPG
Lasagne
Very wide noodles that often have fluted edges
Cooking pot
Lasagnette-with-pumpkin-and-parmesan.jpg
Lasagnette
Narrower version of lasagna
Little lasagne
Lasagnotte
Longer version of lasagna
Bigger lasagne
Linguettine
Narrower version of linguine
Little tongues
Linguine.jpg
Linguine
Flattened spaghetti
Little tongues
Mafalde
Short rectangular ribbons
Named in honor of Princess Mafalda of Savoy
Mafaldine.JPG
Mafaldine
Long ribbons with ruffled sides
Little mafalde
Pappardelle Tomato Sauce.jpg
Pappardelle
Thick flat ribbon
Pillus
Very thin ribbons
Pizzoccheri.JPG
Pizzoccheri
Ribbon pasta made from buckwheat
Sagnarelli
Rectangular ribbons with fluted edges
Scialatelli or scilatielli
Homemade long spaghetti with a twisted long spiral
Stringozzi.jpg
Stringozzi
Similar to shoelaces
Shoestring-like things
Tagliatelle
Ribbon fairly thinner than fettuccine
Little cut ones
Taglierini
Thinner version of tagliatelle
Little cut ones
Trenette
Thin ribbon ridged on one side
Tripoline
Thick ribbon ridged on one side
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Shahe fen – 沙河粉 (Chinese)
Ribbon cut rice noodles
sen yai (Thai), kwetiau (Indonesian)
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Biáng biáng noodles – 油泼扯面 (Chinese)
Very wide ribbon cut rice noodles

 

Short-cut extruded pasta

Image
Type
Description
Translation
Calamarata
Wide ring shaped pasta
Squid-like
Calamaretti
Little squids
Cannelloni
Large stuffable tubes
Large little canes
Pasta with pesto.jpg
Cavatappi
Corkscrew-shaped macaroni
Corkscrews
Cellentani
See Cavatappi
Chifferi
Short and wide macaroni
Pasta e fagioli rapida.jpg
Ditalini
Short tubes like elbows, but shorter and without a bend
Small thimbles
Fideua.jpg
Fideuà
Short and thin tubes
Fideuá is not really a type of pasta but is a Spanish dish similar to paella but made with pasta instead of rice.
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Gomito
Bent tubes
Elbows
Elicoidali
Slightly ribbed tube pasta, the ribs are corked as opposed to those on rigatoni
Helicoidal ones
Fagioloni
Short narrow tube
Large beans
Fusilli pasta.jpg
Fusilli
Three-edged spiral, usually in mixed colours, many vendors and brands sold as fusilli are two-edged
From the diminutive of fuso (spindle), relating to the idea of a cylindrical rotating object Little spindles.
Pastasorten Garganelli.JPG
Garganelli
Egg pasta in a square shape rolled into a tube
Gemelli.jpg
Gemelli
A single S-shaped strand of pasta twisted in a loose spiral
Twins
Maccheroncelli
Hollow pencil shaped pasta
Small maccheroni
Maltagliati
Short wide pasta with diagonally cut ends
Roughly cut ones
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Manicotti
Large stuffable ridged tubes
Sleeve-like things
Marziani
Short spirals
Martians (refers to the antennae of cartoon martians)
Mezzani pasta
Short curved tube
Half-size ones
Mezze penne
Short version of penne
Half-pens
Mezzi bombardoni
Wide short tubes
Half bombards
Mostaccioli
Similar to penne but without ridges. Also called penne lisce or “smooth penne”
Moustache-like things
Paccheri
Large tube
Slaps
Pasta al ceppo
Shaped like a cinnamon stick
Log-type pasta
Penne with sauce.jpg
Penne
Medium length tubes with ridges, cut diagonally at both ends
Pens (after a quill pen)
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Penne rigate
Penne with ridged sides
Lined pens
Penne lisce
Penne with smooth sides
Smooth pens
Penne zita
Wider version of penne
Pennette
Short thin version of penne
Little pens
Pennoni
Wider version of penne
Large pens
Rigatoncini
Smaller version of rigatoni
Small large lined ones
Mezzi Rigatoni pasta.jpg
Rigatoni
Large and slightly curved tube
Large lined ones
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Sagne ‘ncannulate
Long tube formed of twisted ribbon
Spirali
A tube which spirals round
Spirals
Spiralini
More tightly-coiled fusilli
Little spirals
Trenne
Penne shaped as a triangle
Trennette
Smaller version of trenne
PastasortenTortiglioni.JPG
Tortiglioni
Narrower rigatoni
Large pies
Tuffoli
Ridged rigatoni

Decorative shapes

Image
Type
Description
Translation
Campanelle with Summer Veggies (top view).jpg Campanelle Flattened bell-shaped pasta with a frilly edge on one end Little bells
Capunti Short convex ovals resembling an open empty pea pod
Casarecce.jpg Casarecce Short lengths rolled into a S shape From casereccio meaning homemade
Cavatelli in cheese sauce.jpg Cavatelli Short, solid lengths From the verb cavare meaning to hollow
Cencioni.jpg Cencioni Petal shaped, slightly curved with rough convex side Large rags
Conchiglie.jpg Conchiglie Seashell shaped Shells
Conchiglioni.jpg Conchiglioni Large, stuffable seashell shaped Large shells
Corzetti.jpg Corzetti Flat figure-eight stamped
Creste di galli Short, curved and ruffled Cocks’ combs
Croxetti.jpg Croxetti Flat coin-shaped discs stamped with coats of arms Little crosses
Farfalle Pasta.JPG Farfalle Bow tie or butterfly shaped Butterflies
Farfalloni Larger bow ties Large butterflies
Fiorentine.jpg Fiorentine Grooved cut tubes Florentine
Fiori pasta.jpg Fiori Shaped like a flower Flowers
Foglie d'ulivo.JPG Foglie d’ulivo Shaped like an olive leaf Olive leaves
Gigli pasta.jpg Gigli Cone or flower shaped Lilies
Gramigna.jpg Gramigna Short curled lengths of pasta Infesting weed  esp. scutchgrass
Lanterne.jpg Lanterne Curved ridges Lanterns
Lumache pasta.jpg Lumache Snailshell-shaped pieces Snails
Lumaconi Large snailshell-shaped pieces Large snails
Maltagliati Flat roughly cut triangles Badly cut
Mandala Designed by Philippe Starck in 1987 for French pasta maker Panzani, intended to compensate for overcooking. A reference to mandalas.
Marille Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro in 1983 – like a rolling ocean wave in cross-section with internal rugosities, but unsuccessful and no longer produced From mare, meaning “sea”
Orecchiette Pasta.JPG Orecchiette Bowl- or ear-shaped pasta Little ears
Pipe Very similar to Lumaconi but has lines running the length of it. Smoking pipes
Quadrefiore.jpg Quadrefiore Square with rippled edges From quadro (“square”) and fiore (“flower”)
EMS-Radiatore-CU-124957.JPG Radiatori Shaped like radiators Radiator
Ricciolini Short wide noodles with a 90-degree twist Little curls
Ricciutelle Short spiralled noodles Little curls
Rotelle.jpg Rotelle Wagon wheel-shaped pasta Little wheels
Rotelle.jpg Rotini 2-edged spiral, tightly wound, some vendors and brands are 3-edged and sold as rotini
Sorprese Bell shaped pasta with a crease on one side and has a ruffled edge Surprise
Sorprese Lisce Bell shaped pasta with a crease on one side and has a ruffled edge (A larger version of Sorprese) Smooth Surprise
Strozzapreti Pasta.JPG Strozzapreti Rolled across their width Priest-chokers or priest-stranglers
Torchio Torch shaped Winepress
Trofie pasta macro.jpg Trofie Thin twisted pasta

 

Minute pasta

Image
Type
Description
Translation
AciniDiPepe3.jpg
Acini di pepe
Bead-like pasta
Peppercorns
Buchstabensuppe.jpg
Alfabeto
Pasta shaped as letters of the alphabet
Alphabet
Anelli
Small rings of pasta (not to be confused with Calamaretti)
Rings
Anellini2.jpg
Anellini
Smaller version of anelli
Little rings
Couscous-7.JPG
Couscous
Grain-like pasta, most common in North Africa and Europe (especially France), increasingly common in Asia and North America
Conchigliette.jpg
Conchigliette
Small shell-shaped pasta
Little shells
Corallini.jpg
Corallini
Small short tubes of pasta
Little corals
Ditali
Small short tubes
Thimbles
Ditalini.jpg
Ditalini
Smaller versions of ditali
Little thimbles
Tarhonya-3.JPG
Egg barley
Farfalline
Small bow tie-shaped pasta
Little butterflies (“bow tie” in Italian is cravatta a farfalla, “butterfly tie”)
Fideos.jpg
Fideos
Short, thin noodles
Filini
Smaller version of fideos, about 12–15 mm long before cooking
Little threads.
UncookedFregula.jpg
Fregula
Bead-like pasta from Sardinia
Little fragments ]
80px
Small mushroom-shaped pasta
Little mushrooms
Grattini.jpg
Grattini
Small granular, irregular shaped pasta (smaller version then Grattoni)
Little Grains
Grattoni.jpg
Grattoni
Large granular, irregular shaped pasta
Grains
Israeli couscous.jpg
Israeli couscous
Wheat-based baked pasta
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Midolline
Flat teardrop shaped pasta (similar to Orzo but wider)
Occhi di pernice
Very small rings of pasta
Partridge’s eyes
Orzo.jpg
Orzo (also, risoni)
Rice shaped pasta
Barley
Pastina
Small spheres about the same size or smaller than acini di pepe
Little pasta
Pearl Pasta
Spheres slightly larger than acini di pepe
Israeli couscous.jpg
Ptitim
Puntine
Smaller version of Risi
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Quadrettini
Small flat squares of pasta
Little squares
Risi
Smaller version of orzo
Little rice
Seme di melone
Small seed-shaped pasta
Melon seeds
Stelle
Small star-shaped pasta
Stars
Stelline
Smaller version of stelle
Little stars
Stortini
Smaller version of elbow macaroni
Little crooked ones

Stuffed pasta

Image
Type
Description
Translation
Agnolotti.jpg
Agnolotti
Semicircular pockets; can be stuffed with ricotta or mix of cheese and meats or pureed vegetables
Unknown; see article
Cannelloni mit Hackfleischfüllung.jpg
Cannelloni
Rolls of pasta with various fillings, usually cooked in an oven
Big little canes
Casoncelli or casonsèi
A stuffed pasta typical of Lombardy, with various fillings
Possibly from casa “house”
Casunziei
A stuffed pasta typical of the Veneto area, with various fillings
From casa house
Fagottini
A ‘purse’ or bundle of pasta, made from a round of dough gathered into a ball-shaped bundle, often stuffed with ricotta and fresh pear
Little cloth bundles
Maultaschensuppe.jpg
Maultasche
Mezzelune
Semicircular pockets; about 2.5 in. diameter
Half-moons
Occhi di lupo
A large, penne-shaped pasta that is stuffed
Wolf eyes
Pelmeni.jpg
Pelmeni
Russian dumplings (of Tatar origin) consisting of a filling wrapped in thin, unleavened dough
Derived from pel’nyan’ (пельнянь) – literally “ear bread” in the native Finno-Ugric Komi, Udmurt, and Mansi languages
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Pierogi
Slavic dumplings of unleavened dough stuffed with varying ingredients
Difficult to trace: the specific name pierogi, with its proto-Slavic root “pir” (festivity) and its various cognates in the West and East Slavic languages, shows the name’s common Slavic origins, predating the modern nation states and their standardized languages, although in most of these languages the word means pie
Ravioli-casalinghi-con-la-ricotta.JPG
Ravioli
Square. About 3×3 cm, stuffed with cheese, ground meat, pureed vegetables, or mixtures thereof
Possibly from rapa, “turnip”
Sacchettini
Little sacks
Sacchettoni
Large little sacks
Bologna-DSCF7178.JPG
Tortellini
Ring-shaped, stuffed with a mixture of meat and cheese
Little pies
Pastasorten Tortelloni.JPG
Tortelloni
Round or rectangular, similar to ravioli,usually stuffed with a mixture of cheese and vegetables (The term tortelloni is also used for a larger variety of tortellini)
Large little pies

 

 Irregular shapes

Image
Type
Description
Translation
Gnocchi with truffle.jpg
Gnocchi
Round in shape and often made with flour plus potatoes
Lumps; may derive from nocchio, a knot in the wood,or from nocca (knuckle), or from gnocco (dumpling).
Passatelli-piato.JPG
Passatelli
Spätzle-02.jpg
Spätzle
German egg pasta that is either round in shape or completely irregular, when hand made
Means “little sparrow” in Swabian German.

LIST OF PASTA

(source:  http://www.wikipedia.org/ )