Place of originItaly
Region or stateLiguria
Main ingredientsFlour, egg
Food energy
(per serving)
Depends on serving kcal

Linguine (Italian: [liŋˈɡwiːne]; sometimes anglicized as linguini,[1][2] English: /lɪŋˈɡwni/) is a type of Italian pasta similar to fettuccine and trenette, but elliptical in section rather than flat. It is about 4 millimetres (532 in) in width, which is wider than spaghetti, but not as wide as fettuccine.[3][4] The name linguine means 'little tongues' in Italian, where it is a plural of the feminine linguina.[5] A thinner version of linguine is called linguettine.[6] Linguine was traditionally served with sauces such as pesto, but others, such as tomato or fish-based sauces, are also popular.[7] Linguine is typically available in white flour and whole-wheat versions but was originally made with durum wheat.[8] Linguine originated in Italy and is based on more traditional pastas.[9] It is a type of pasta that originated in Genoa.[10] In the United States, National Linguine Day occurs on September 15 every year.[11]

See also


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  6. ^ "Linguine & Linguettine". Archived from the original on 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
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  9. ^ "About Linguine". Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  10. ^ "Linguine, su URL consultato l'11 marzo 2019".
  11. ^ "Linguine". Share the Pasta. 2018-08-24. Retrieved 2021-09-20.