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Mezzi Rigatoni pasta.jpg
Mezzi Rigatoni by Barilla, shorter than normal rigatoni
Type Pasta
Place of origin Italy
Cookbook:Rigatoni  Rigatoni
Cooked small-diameter rigatoni

Rigatoni is a form of tube-shaped pasta of varying lengths and diameters.[1] It is larger than penne and ziti and sometimes slightly curved. Rigatoni is usually ridged, and the tube's end is square-cut like ziti, not diagonal like penne.

The word rigatoni, comes from the Italian word rigato (rigatone being the augmentative and rigatoni the plural form), which means "ridged" or 'lined' and is associated with the cuisine of southern and central Italy.[2][1]


  1. ^ a b "Pasta Types". Thenibble.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  2. ^ "Pasta". Thenibble.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22.