Tortellini? Farfalle? Tagliatelle? Linguine? Whether you’re the kind of person who rolls out their own fresh pasta on the reg or is just as easily pleased with a bag of dried spaghetti and a few handfuls of cavolo nero, your favourite pasta shape says a hell of a lot about you as a person. Like, for example, if your favourite pasta shape is fusilli: you’re a fucking maniac.
Coming to an agreement on what pasta shape is the greatest of all time can cause some pretty heated debates. Hurl that question into a group chat and I’d advise you to run for cover so you can watch the cannelloni carnage ensue from a safe distance.
In an attempt to get to the bottom of things (and to confirm my own ardent belief that macaroni is bullshit) I’ve asked a load of London’s top pasta dons what their favourite pasta shapes are to try and gather some sort of consensus on what the greatest shape of them all is. Read their answers below to find out if your favourite pasta shape made the cut.