Ditalini pasta is shaped like a small tube and is also referred to as “little thimbles.” These tiny pastas are often used in soups, like minestrone or pasta e fagiole. A larger version of ditalini is known as ditali, which serves a similar purpose as its smaller counterpart.
Apulio, Italy started producing smaller shaped pastas during the industrial era – now ditalini is mass produced and sold around the world.
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