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La Bella Romana™ Pasta

A Family Tradition

PastaFor thousands of years, pasta has been a part of many family traditions. From lasagna to light linguine dishes, the recipe possibilities are endless.

There are literally thousands of ways to prepare and serve pasta, with something to fit anyone's tastes. It is a very popular family staple because pasta is healthy, satisfying, and economical. As a virtually fat-free and salt-free food, pasta is a healthy meal option for your family. It is also low on the Glycemic Index (GI). Low GI foods are digested more slowly; thus, pasta naturally satisfies hunger longer without spiking blood sugar levels.

Our extensive line of La Bella Romana™ pasta is manufactured in Italy and imported exclusively for Angelo Caputo Fresh Markets

Pasta Shapes

When making delicious pasta dishes, be sure to choose a pasta shape and sauce that complement each other. Thin, delicate pastas (like angel hair or thin spaghetti) should be served with light, thin sauces. Thicker pasta shapes, such as fettuccine, work well with heavier sauces. Pasta shapes with holes or ridges (mostaccioli or radiatore, for example) are perfect for chunkier sauces.

Choose From The Following Shapes

Capellini - Folded pasta twisted to form the shape of a small hat. Sometimes referred to as an "alpine hat".

Spaghettini – (Thin Spaghetti) is very similar to Vermicelli. Each one is slightly thinner than Spaghetti. Spaghettini is perfect topped with any sauce, or as a salad or stir-fry ingredient.

Spaghetti - Spaghetti – ("A length of Cord") America's favorite shape, Spaghetti is the perfect choice for nearly any sauce. It can also be used to make casseroles or stir-fry dishes

Fettuccine - ¼-inch-wide ribbon noodles. It is a flat, thick noodle made similar to tagliatelle.

Shells - Shells make a great addition to soups or as the base of a wonderful salad Pennette

Penne Lisce - These pennes are smooth rather than ridged. Tomato sauces (including more chunky versions), meat sauces, and cream sauces are compatible.

Penne Rigate - Penne Rigate are ridged and ideal to lock-in flavor. Penne Rigate pairs nicely with chunky meat, chunky vegetable, cream, or oil-based sauces. Also, these shapes are great for baking dishes.

Rigatoni - ("Large Grooved") - Rigatoni's ridges and holes are perfect with any sauce, from cream or cheese, to the chunkiest meat sauces.

Rotini - ("Spirals" or "Twists") – Rotini's twisted shape holds bits of meat, vegetables and cheese, so it works well with any sauce. You can use it to create fun salads, baked casseroles, or stir-fry meals.

Ditali - ("Little Thimbles") – This versatile shape can be used as the base of any dish. Bake it, stir it into soups, or create great salads and stir-fry dishes

Elbows - A highly versatile shape that can be topped with any sauce, baked, or put in soups, salads, and stir-fry dishes. Elbow Macaroni is traditionally used to make Macaroni and Cheese

Farfalle - sSmall version of the bow tie or butterfly shaped pasta. This versatile shape can be used as the base of any dish. Bake it, stir it into soups, or create great salads and stir-fry dishes.