Pasta Shapes 101 | Catering Greenville, NC

Famiglia is an Italian-American restaurant in Greenville, NC. At Famiglia, we know it’s all about good food and time spent with family and friends. That’s why we offer a variety of tasty Italian-American cuisine as well as a full bar and catering services.

Pasta is a staple. It’s versatile and delicious. I mean, what’s not to like?! Pasta comes in a number of shapes and sizes, and at Famiglia we offer a number of fresh and tasty pasta options. Here’s what we have:

  • Spaghetti- you can’t go wrong with this Italian classic. Pair it with marinara sauce and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese for an unbeatable traditional dish.
  • Fettuccine- this pasta is a wider, flat alternative to spaghetti. You can pair it with alfredo for another Italian favorite.
  • Linguini- is a versatile pasta that falls somewhere between spaghetti and fettuccine in its size and shape. Try our linguini with white clam sauce if you want a taste of summer!
  • Ziti- is a tubular pasta that often has grooves in its sides to soak up tasty sauce. It is often paired with marinara sauce and baked in the oven.
  • Farfalle- also known as bowtie pasta, this is a fun twist on pasta and pairs well with virtually every type of sauce.
  • Penne- this pasta is similar in shape and size to ziti. Its main difference from ziti is that its ends are cut diagonally. 
  • Ravioli- this pasta can be stuffed with a number of ingredients from cheese to ground beef to mushrooms, just to name a few. Ravioli is like little pillows of deliciousness. 
  • Tortellini- another delicious stuffed pasta, that is most often stuffed with cheese and is shaped somewhat like a doughnut.

Whether you want to make your own pasta/sauce combination or you want to order one of our classic pasta recipes, you can’t go wrong with any of these selections at Famiglia in Greenville, NC!