Pasta-like shapes
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  Campanelle Flattened bell-shaped pasta with a frilly edge on one end Little bells
  Capunti Short convex ovals resembling an open empty pea pod,,
Casarecce Short lengths rolled into an S shape From casereccio meaning homemade
  Cavatelli Short, solid lengths From the verb cavare meaning to hollow
  Cencioni Petal shaped, slightly curved with rough convex side Little rags
  Conchiglie Seashell shaped Shells
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  Corzetti flat figure-eight stamped  
  Creste di galli Short, curved and ruffled Cocks' combs
  Croxetti Flat coin-shaped discs stamped with coats of arms Little crosses,,,,,
Fantolioni Panda-shaped bow-ties commonly served with boiled clives Pre-packaged pandas
  Farfalle Bow tie or butterfly shaped Butterflies
  Farfallone Larger bow ties Large butterfly
  Fiorentine Grooved cut tubes Florentine
  Fiori Shaped like a flower Little flowers
  Foglie d'ulivo Shaped like an olive leaf Olive leaf
  Fusilli Three-edged spiral, usually in mixed colours. Many vendors and brands sold as fusilli are two-edged From fusile, archaic/dialect form of fucile, meaning rifle. As the inside barrel of a gun is "rifled" using a similar screw-shaped device
  Fusilli Bucati A spring-shaped variety of the above Holed rifles
  Gemelli A single S-shaped strand of pasta twisted in a loose spiral Twins
  Gigli Cone or flower shaped Lilies
  Gramigna Short curled lengths of pasta Scutch-grass; more generically, "infesting weed"
  Lanterne Curved ridges Lantern holders
  Lumache Snail shaped From lumaca, meaning snail
  Lumaconi Jumbo Lumache Large snails
  Maltagliati Flat roughly cut triangles Badly cut
  Mandala Designed by Philippe Starck in 1987 for French pasta maker Panzani.[1] Design based on compensating for overcooking.,
Marille Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro in 1983 - like a rolling ocean wave in cross-section with internal rugosities, but unsuccessful and no longer produced.[2] From mare, meaning "sea"
  Orecchiette Bowl or ear shaped pasta Little ears
  Pipe Larger versions of macaroni Smoking pipes
  Quadrefiore Square with rippled edges Flower quadrants
  Radiatore Shaped like radiators Radiator
  Ricciolini Short wide noodles with a 90-degree twist From riccio, curly,,
Ricciutelle Short spiralled noodles From riccio, curly
  Rotelle Wagon wheel shaped pasta Little wheels (from ruota—wheel)
  Rotini 2-edged spiral, tightly wound. Some vendors and brands are 3-edged and sold as rotini  
  Spirali A tube which spirals round Spirals
  Spiralini More tightly-coiled fusilli Little spirals
  Strangolapreti Rolled across their width Priest-chokers or priest-stranglers
  Torchio Torch shaped Winepress
  Trofie[3] Thin twisted pasta  
Tubular pasta
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  Bucatini Hollow spaghetti little holes
  Calamarata Wide ring shaped pasta squid (also known as "calamari")
  Calamaretti Smaller Calamarata
Cannelloni Large stuffable tubes big pipes or big reeds
  Cavatappi Corkscrew-shaped macaroni corkscrews; also known as Cellentani, spirali and Scoobi do
  Cellentani Corkscrew-shaped tube also known as Cavatappi, spirali and Scoobi do
Chifferi Short and wide macaroni  
  Ditalini Short tubes; like elbows but shorter and without a bend small fingers,
Fideuà Short and thin tubes  
  Gomito maccheroni Bent tubes Elbow macaroni
  Elicoidali Slightly ribbed tube pasta; the ribs are corked as opposed to those on rigatoni Helicoidal
Fagioloni Short narrow tube little beans
  Garganelli Square egg noodle rolled into a tube  
  Maccheroni As long as a little finger, usually striped. Note: The English term macaroni is used in the US for any tubular pasta, not just maccheroni.  
  Maccheroncelli Hollow pencil shaped pasta
Maltagliati Short wide pasta with diagonally cut ends Roughly cut
  Manicotti Large stuffable ridged tubes Sleeves (from the Italian, "manica")
  Mezzani pasta Short curved tube From Mezzo meaning half-size
  Mezze Penne Short version of penne half-pens
  Mezzi Bombardoni Wide short tubes Half bombards
  Mostaccioli Sometimes confused to be another name for Penne, Mostaccioli differs in that it does not have ridges. Mostaccioli is also called Penne Lisce or "smooth penne" "mustaches"
  Paccheri Large tube
Pasta al ceppo Shaped like a cinnamon stick  
  Penne Medium length tubes with ridges, cut diagonally at both ends literally "pens" because the tip is similar to that of a quill, or fountain pen
  Penne rigate Penne with ridged sides  
  Penne lisce Penne with smooth sides  
  Penne Zita Wider version of penne  
  Pennette Short thin version of penne  
  Pennoni Wider version of penne,
Perciatelli Thicker bucatini From the verb Perciare meaning Hollow inside
  Rigatoncini Smaller version of rigatoni  
  Rigatoni Large and slightly curved tube from "riga," meaning line: rigatoni means that with lines (large). "rigato" or "rigate", when added to another pasta name means lined, or, with ridges added, as in "spaghetti rigati"
  Sagne Incannulate Long tube formed of twisted ribbon  
  Trenne Penne shaped as a triangle
Trennette Smaller version of trenne  
  Tortiglioni Narrower rigatoni From the verb Torcere meaning To Twist; Twisted, wringed
  Tuffoli Ridged rigatoni
Ziti Long, narrow hose-like tubes  
  Zitoni Wider version of Ziti  
Strand noodles
Straight round-rods
In order from thickest to thinnest.
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Spaghettoni [spagetˈtoni] Thick spaghetti Thick little twine
  Spaghetti [spaˈgetti] Most common round-rod pasta spago means twine, spaghetto means little twine, spaghetti is plural
Spaghettini [spagetˈtini] Thin spaghetti thin little twine
  Fedelini [fedeˈlini] Between spaghetti and vermicelli in size little faithful ones
  Vermicelloni [vermitʃelˈloni] Thick vermicelli Thick little worms
Vermicelli [vermiˈtʃɛlli] Thicker than capellini, thinner than fedelini little worms
  Capellini [kapelˈlini] Thinner than vermicelli, thicker than angel hair fine hair
  Capelli d'angelo [kaˈpelli ˈdandʒelo] Thinnest round-rod pasta angel hair
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  Barbina Thin strands often coiled into nests little beards
  Spaghetti alla chitarra Similar to spaghetti, except square rather than round, and made of egg in addition to flour named after the device used to cut the pasta, which has a wooden frame strung with metal wires. Sheets of pasta are pressed down onto the device, and then the wires are "strummed" so that the slivers of pasta fall through.
  Ciriole Thicker version of chitarra  
  Fusilli lunghi Very long coiled rods (like a thin telephone cord) long rifles
  Pici Very thick, long, hand rolled  
Ribbon pasta noodles
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  Bavette Narrower version of tagliatelle Little thread
  Bavettine Narrower version of bavette  
  Fettuce Wider version of fettuccine Ribbons
Fettuccine Ribbon of pasta approximately 6.5 millimeters wide Little ribbons
  Fettucelle Narrower version of fettuccine  
  Lagane Wide noodles
Lasagne Very wide noodles that often have fluted edges cooking pot
  Lasagnette Narrower version of lasagna  
  Lasagnotte Longer version of lasagna
Linguettine Narrower version of linguine  
  Linguine Flattened spaghetti little tongues
  Mafalde Short rectangular ribbons  
  Mafaldine Long ribbons with ruffled sides,
Pappardelle Thick flat ribbon  
  Pillus Very thin ribbons  
  Pizzoccheri Ribbon pasta made from buckwheat  
  Reginette Wide ribbon with rippled edges Little queens
  Sagnarelli Rectangular ribbons with fluted edges  
  Scialatelli of Scilatielli Homemade long spaghetti with a twisted long spiral,
Stringozzi Similar to shoelaces From Stringhe meaning shoestrings
  Tagliatelle Ribbon fairly thinner than fettuccine From "tagliare" - to cut
  Taglierini Thinner version of Tagliatelle  
  Trenette Thin ribbon ridged on one side  
  Tripoline Thick ribbon ridged on one side  
Micro pasta
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Acini di pepe Bead-like pasta Peppercorns
  Alphabets Pasta shaped as letters of the alphabet Letters
  Anelli Small rings of pasta rings
  Anellini Smaller version of anelli little rings
  Couscous Grain looking pasta. Most common in North Africa and Europe (especially France). Increasingly more common in Asia and North America  
  Conchigliette Small shell shaped pasta little shells
  Corallini Small short tubes of pasta little corals
  Ditali Small short tubes thimbles
  Ditalini Smaller versions of ditali little thimbles
  Farfalline Small bow tie shaped pasta either bow ties or little butterflies
  Fideos Short thin noodles
Filini Smaller version of fideos Thin threads; (from filo meaning thread).
  Fregula Bead-like pasta from Sardinia  
  Funghini Small mushroom shaped pasta little mushrooms
  Israeli couscous wheat-based baked pasta baked flakes
Occhi di pernice Very small rings of pasta Partridge's eyes
  Orzo Rice shaped pasta (also, Risoni) Barley
  Pastina Small spheres about the same size or smaller than acini di pepe Little pasta
  Pearl Pasta Spheres slightly larger than acini di pepe  
  Quadrettini Small flat squares of pasta little squares
  Risi Smaller version of orzo little rice
  Seme di melone Small seed shaped pasta melon seeds
  Stelle Small star shaped pasta stars
  Stelline Smaller version of stelle little stars
  Stortini Smaller version of elbow macaroni Little crooked ones
  Trachana Granular, irregular shaped pasta of Greek origin  
Stuffed pasta
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  Agnolotti Semi-circular pockets; can be stuffed with ricotta or mix of cheese and meats or pureed vegetables. Lambs' ears  
  Cannelloni Rolls of pasta with stuff inside. Usually cooked in oven. Big tubes  
  Casoncelli A semi-circular stuffed pasta, specifically associated with the style alla bergamasca, which is stuffed with a mixture of bread crumbs, egg, cheese, ground beef, salami, raisins, Amaretti biscuits, pear, and garlic.[4]    
  Fagottini A 'purse' or bundle of pasta, made from a round of dough gathered into a ball-shaped bundle, often stuffed with ricotta and fresh pear.[5] Little purses
Occhi di Lupo A large, penne shaped pasta that is stuffed. Eyes of The Wolf  
  Mandu Commonly referred as dumpling, "potsticker" or "gyoza." Stuffed with vegetables, meat, and seafood. Pronounced [Mah-n-doo]. Can be steamed, boiled, pan-fried or deep-fried.    
  Mantı Turkish dumplings. Small squares of dough with a bit of meat put in the middle, after which the four corners are pressed together, giving a pyramidal shape. Served with yoghurt sauce and melted butter. Central Asian mantı is more like mandu.    
  Mezzelune Semi-circular pockets; about 2.5 in. diameter. Half-moons,,
Panzerotti the pasta is made from eggs cheese and flour    
  Pelmeni Meat-filled dumplings, usually served in broth.    
  Pierogi Dumplings filled with meat, vegetables, cheese or fruit.    
  Ravioli Square. About 3x3cm. Stuffed with cheese, ground meat, pureed vegetables, or mixtures thereof. Possibly from rapa, "turnip".  
  Sacchettini   Little sacks  
  Tortellini Ring-shaped. Stuffed with a mixture of meat and cheese.    
  Tortelloni Round or rectangular, similar to ravioli. Usually stuffed with a mixture of cheese and vegetables. (The term tortelloni is also used for a larger variety of tortellini.)    
Irregular shapes
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  Gnocchi Round in shape and often made with flour plus potatoes. From the Italian gnocco, meaning "a knot in wood"
  Spätzle German egg pasta that is either round in shape or completely irregular, when hand made. Means "little sparrow" in Swabian German.