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Alternative namesWagon wheels (United States), ruote (Italy)
Place of originItaly
Main ingredientsDurum wheat

Rotelle is a type of pasta resembling wheels with spokes. They are similar to fiori.

The name derives from the Italian word for "little wheels".[1] In Italy they are also called "ruote", and in the US they are usually called "wagon wheels".[citation needed]

Rotelle should not be confused with rotini (corkscrew-shaped pasta). Nonetheless, some manufacturers, such as Ronzoni, produce a twisted pasta with that name.[2]


  1. ^ "rotella". Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  2. ^ "Rotelle". Ronzoni. Retrieved 2018-11-01. Rotelle is corkscrew or spiral shaped pasta, about 1-1/2-inches long