Place of originItaly
Main ingredientsWheat flour

Pastina (lit.'little pasta') is a variety of pasta consisting of tiny pieces, typically of a round (irregular) shape with a diameter of about 1.6 millimetres (1/16").[1] It is the smallest type of pasta produced. It is made of wheat flour and may also include egg. Pastina is a general term referring to many small shapes of pasta. Pastina is used in many different ways in Italian cuisine, including as an ingredient of soup, desserts, infant food and also, alone, as a distinct and unique pasta dish.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "What Is Pastina and How Do You Cook It?". The Spruce Eats. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  2. ^ npapastafits (24 August 2018). "Pastina". Share the Pasta. Retrieved 3 January 2023.