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Capellini served on Japanese green chili peppers and whitebait
Place of origin Italy
Type Pasta
Variations Capelli d'angelo
For the ship, see Alfredo Cappellini (S-507). For other uses, see Angel hair (disambiguation).

Capellini (Italian pronunciation: [kapelˈliːni], literally "little hairs") with its diameter between 0.85 mm and 0.92 mm[1] is a very thin variety of Italian pasta. Like spaghetti, it is rod-shaped, in the form of long strands.

Capelli d'angelo ([kaˈpelli ˈdandʒelo], literally angel hair -- hence, "angel hair pasta" in English) with a diameter between 0.78 and 0.88 mm[2] is an even thinner variant of capellini. They are often sold in a nest-like shape. Capelli d'angelo has been popular in Italy since at least the 14th century. As a very light pasta, it goes well in soups or as "pasta asciutta" with a seafood or other light sauces.

See also


  1. "Capellini - De Cecco USA". Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  2. "Capelli d'angelo - De Cecco USA". Retrieved 15 September 2011.