Pipe – Rigate
Pipe rigate is a hollow curved pasta that looks similar to a snail shell. It has a wide opening at one end and the other end has a flattened opening so that it is mostly closed. The shape also features ridges on its surface. The history of this shape is still unclear, as some believe the shape originated in the Roman culinary culture, while others believe that the shape was created in central-northern Italy.
Pipe rigate pairs nicely with chunky, cream or oil based sauces.
Did you know?
Is pipe rigate cut the same on both sides?
Answer: No, one end is flatter than the other.