Place of originItaly
Region or stateLiguria

Trenette (Italian: [treˈnette]) is a type of narrow, flat, dried pasta from Genoa, Liguria; it is similar to both linguine and fettuccine.[1][2] Trenette is the plural of trenetta, but is only used in the plural and is probably a diminutive of the Genoese trena, meaning 'string'.[3] Trenette is commonly served in the 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.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Trenette | Local Pasta Variety From Genoa". Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  2. ^ "Trenette Pasta". CooksInfo. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  3. ^ Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, Vocabulario on line, s.v.
  4. ^ "Pasta of the Week: Trenette al Pesto (Liguria, Italy)". Retrieved 2020-02-11.