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Capricci Pasta

This whimsically springy shape is fun and versatile, made by third-generation artisans in Naples according to time-honored tradition.

Size | 1.1 lbs

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There’s something truly delightful about the springy, curly shape of this capricci from Setaro — in fact, that’s where it gets its name! Capricci translates to “whims” (we get the word capricious from the same root), and the whimsical nature of this irregular short pasta will quickly make it a favorite in your home.

Even better than its telephone cord-like twist is its versatility; this sturdy shape can stand up to just about any sauce you can think of.

Since 1939, the Setaro family have been making pasta on a winding street in Torre Annunziata in Naples, known as the pasta capital of Italy. Their factory is on the same street, in fact, where Giada's grandfather once made his own pasta! The semolina flour they use is minimally processed, creating a more flavorful pasta than those found in the U.S. Setaro employs the traditional method of air-drying pasta in the cool, salt-tinged breezes that blow in through wild rosemary bushes from the Tyrrhenian Sea, a practice that makes for a delightfully chewy finished product.

Try capricci with a simple Pomodoro made with perfectly ripe tomatoes or high-quality canned tomatoes direct from Italy, or in a decadent alfredo. Whatever you choose, your sauce will cling to every curve, making sure you get no disappointingly bare bites. To delight the young (or young at heart) people in your life, swap capricci in to your favorite mac and cheese recipe for an ultra-bouncy take on the kids’ classic.

Setaro does not include a cooking time on their pasta bags; they recommend that savvy cooks should start tasting the pasta after about 10 minutes of boiling to catch it at the perfect al dente texture.

1.1 lbs
Durum wheat semolina, water. Contains gluten.