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Rigatoni vs. Ziti

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Rigatoninoun

A ribbed tubular form of pasta, larger than penne but with square-cut ends, often slightly curved.

Zitinoun

A type of penne pasta in the form of long smooth hollow tubes.

Rigatoninoun

tubular pasta in short ribbed pieces

Zitinoun

medium-sized tubular pasta in short pieces

Rigatoninoun

pasta in the form of short hollow fluted tubes.

Zitinoun

pasta in the form of tubes resembling large macaroni.

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Rigatoni

Rigatoni (Italian: [riɡaˈtoːni]) are a form of tube-shaped pasta of varying lengths and diameters originating in Italy. They are larger than penne and ziti, and sometimes slightly curved, though not as curved as elbow macaroni.

Ziti

Ziti is an extruded pasta, originating in Campania. It is shaped into a long, wide tube, about 25 cm long, that needs to be broken by hand into smaller pieces before cooking.

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