Italian food is one of the most loved cuisines in the world, with pasta being a must on everyone’s plate. To turn it into an even more authentic cuisine experience, Italian people often insist on using certain sauces with certain pasta shapes and advise people to not deviate from traditional pairings. 

Has it ever happened to you that you looked at a menu and wondered how to pronounce the name of the dish? Well, to help you with that, here are some common pasta shapes with their correct pronounciation that might help you to order the next time you visit an Italian restaurant.

Keep this cheat sheet handy for the next time you plan to order some delicious pasta!  

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