Orecchiette translates as ‘little ears’. This pasta shape is a speciality of Puglia and pairs perfectly with vegetables, particularly broccoli, roc...View full details
Pasta & Rice
Pasta is the classic Italian food and there are more than 600 shapes and regional sub-varieties to choose from. So where to start?
First up, let’s deal with the fresh versus dried pasta debate…. It’s not that one is better than the other (it comes down to personal taste after all), it just depends on the dish you’re making! Italians do have a few ‘rules’ when it comes to matching pasta and the right sauce.
Portion size: Allow 80 to 100g of uncooked dried pasta per person. For fresh pasta 125g is a good sized portion for each person.
At Buon Appetito we have selected a range of genuine Italian pastas, some of which are hard to find in this part of the world! Don’t worry, if you’re not sure where to start, click on the individual products & we’ll help you match the pasta to a sauce to give you an authentic experience.
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Trofie are little pasta pieces twisted to look like a spiral. This pasta shape is a speciality of Liguria along the north western coast of Italy. A...View full details
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Morelli Gigli pasta are a typical shape of Tuscany - the name translates as ''lilies''. Produced with Tuscan durum wheat semolina and processed usi...View full details
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A traditional 'fusilli-style' pasta from Sicily. Traditionally served with pesto alla trapanese, a pesto sauce made with tomatoes, almonds, garlic ...View full details
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Mezze Maniche is a typical pasta from Lazio, around Rome. The name translates as 'short sleeves'. It is produced with Tuscan durum wheat semolina, ...View full details
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Pappardelle are broad and flat, originating from the region of Tuscany. It's large tagliatelle really! Morelli make this pasta with wheat germ (‘ge...View full details
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The Pici a Matassa from Pastificio Morelli are a typical Tuscan pasta shape. The pasta is hand-rolled and slightly thicker than spaghetti. Rolled u...View full details
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Strozzapreti literally means ‘priest choker’. Priests in Italy were always assumed to eat well and possess even more than the normal healthy Italia...View full details
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In the world of pasta shapes Penne is the great all-rounder. Morelli Penne is made with wheat germ (‘germe di grano’ in Italian), a secret ingredie...View full details
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Spaghetti originates from Naples in the south of Italy and is most often served with seafood. Spaghetti also works brilliantly with tomato sauces w...View full details
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Paccheri is a type of pasta in the shape of a large tube, originating from Campania. Pastificio Morelli make this versatile pasta shape with Tusca...View full details
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This Tagliolini pasta has a unique & extraordinary taste. It's flavoured with authentic Italian truffles & is made the old fashioned way - ...View full details
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This linguine releases the amazing, distinctive flavours of garlic, basil and wheat germ during cooking. It is ideal for serving with simple light ...View full details
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This is something a bit different! Morelli Linguine flavoured with Sicilian lemons & black pepper to give a delicious tasting pasta. This Lingu...View full details
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Morelli's red chilli linguine are a great blend of tradition and innovation. These red chilli linguine strands are spiced with Italian red chilli p...View full details
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Straccetti means "little rags" in Italian, and this classic twisted shape adapts easily to a wide variety of sauces. This version from Pastificio M...View full details
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This Tagliatelle pasta is made by Pastificio Morelli using Tuscan durum wheat semolina & egg, processed using artisan methods, bronze-drawn and...View full details
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An Italian store-cupboard essential! These lasagne sheets are made with a rich dough of durum wheat semolina and eggs. Perfect for traditional las...View full details
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Morelli organic gluten free calamari is a ring-shaped pasta made with rice and corn flour. This pasta takes its name from the squid rings it resemb...View full details
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Perfect pumpkin risotto ready in around 18 minutes! Made with Italian Carnaroli rice, this risotto is gluten free, salt free & low fat too... F...View full details
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Perfect porcini risotto ready in around 18 minutes! Made with Italian Carnaroli rice, this risotto is gluten free, salt free & low fat too... F...View full details
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Polenta is an Italian store-cupboard staple. It originates from the 'cucina povera' of northern Italy. Made by grinding corn into flour, or meal, ...View full details
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Couscous first made the short crossing from North Africa to Sicily and the smaller Italian islands in between. It has become increasingly popular, ...View full details
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Gnocchi made with potatoes are wonderful, light, pillowy dumplings that are really versatile. These are 'gnochetti', or baby gnocchi - are a bit sm...View full details