Scordo Pasta Challenge – #151 Paone Tripolini w/ Braised Meat Tomato Sauce


(photo: Tripolini close up)

The Northeast saw a monster wind and rain storm over the weekend with many downed trees and electrical lines.  Some of our neighbors in NJ also lost water pressure.  Luckily our home was spared and we didn’t see any crashing white pine, sycamore, or silver maple, as was the case a couple of years ago when a large silver maples crashed into our neighbors front porch.


(photo: Meatball close up)

With high winds and rainy weather I become like a house cat looking for comfort and, as you’ve probably guessed it, my mind turns to the ultimate comfort food: pasta!  
On Sunday I consumed pasta shape #149 Tripolini (via the Scordo Pasta Challenge) with a braised meat (baby back pork ribs, pork sausage, and meatballs) tomato sauce.  Tripolini are oversized fettuccine with ridges on both edges of the pasta.  Growing up, Tripolini was a specialty pasta we only had once or twice a month (I suppose it was hard to find and commanded a higher price) and we consumed it with a braised chicken tomato sauce.  

The pasta brand is Paone.




(photo: braised meats: spare ribs, sausage, and meatballs) 



  1. Thanks, Vince. Now I have to wipe the drool off my chin. That looks delicious! 🙂

  2. Looks just great Vince. What brand is this? Do you need a specialty/gourmet store to get it?

  3. Hi Guys,
    Thanks! The brand is Paone (here’s a link to their site: The shape above is pretty common and I think there are lots of brands that make it (check de cecco at your local shop; you can also see if Rustichella makes it). De Cecco is now available at most large supermarkets, Rustichella can be found at gourmet Italian shops and even Whole Foods, I think.

  4. Wow, all that beautiful braised meat. I am jonesin’ for some great sauce Bolognese with gnocchi which is a family favorite…

  5. Oh my God- that is some gorgeous meal- you made me hungry!

  6. Will you put your secret recipe and all your tips please. All of them are gorgeous and now I’m starving.

  7. Paone pasta has been very hard to find in the U.S., the only place I can find it online has a min. order of 24,000. If anyone knows of a place in the U.S. that will sell 6-12 packages or so at a time please email me. I also went to the U.S. Carmilina Brands website and all of the stores listed no longer carry Paone, at lease not on their websites. My Wife is from that area and I lived there for 15 years and now have relocated back to the States. Thanks

  8. Hi John,
    I see Paone pasta in a few shops here in the NYC area. You would probably need to go to an Italian specialty shop to find the brand. The thing I like Paone is that it’s price point in relation to quality is very good.
    Vince Scordo

  9. need really to say as the french peoples “”MIAM MIAM””

  10. Ah, now that’s what I call a Sunday dinner… :=)

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