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Type Pasta
Place of origin Italy
Region or state Liguria

Trenette [treˈnetːe] is a type of narrow, flat, dried pasta from Genoa and Liguria. It is similar to linguine and fettuccine.


Trenette is the plural of trenetta, but is only used in the plural.[1]

Trenette is probably a diminutive of the Genoese trena 'string'.[1]

Trenette al pesto[edit]

Trenette is the usual form of pasta served with pesto, a dish known as trenette al pesto, which can also include potatoes and green beans boiled in the same water.


  1. ^ a b Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, Vocabulario on line, s.v.


  • Vincenzo Buonassisi, Il Nuovo Codice della Pasta, Rizzoli, 1985, ISBN 88-17-11038-8