This cut comes from southern Italy, specifically from Naples. It has a round section (long, thin round strands) and is between 0.045" and 0.046" thick. The perfect match for this pasta type is a either cold or warm fresh tomato, vegetable or herb - based sauces. Excellent also with quickly made sauces, with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, chili and anchovies. Also superb with fish and shellfish- based sauces.