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Cavatappi served with pesto sauce
Alternative names Cellentani, serpentini, trivelle, stortelli, spirali, double elbows, amori
Type Pasta
Place of origin Italy
Cookbook:Cavatappi  Cavatappi

Cavatappi is macaroni formed in a curly, swirly, spiral tube shape. It is known by other names, including cellentani, amori, spirali, tortiglioni, fusilli rigati, or scoobi doo[1]. It usually has rigati (lines or grooves on the outside surface of pasta).


Cavatappi is an Italian word created by compounding "cava tappi", which literally means "tap extractor" (a corkscrew). It is also known as amori, serpentini, trivelle, stortelli, and cellantani.

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