How do you REALLY pronounce Mostaccioli?

Pasta is a favorite among people around the world. Various pasta dishes are served in Italian restuarants all over, but the origin of some of the words can make them hard for us to pronounce. Let's take the word "Mostaccioli" for example. How do you really pronounce this delicious type of pasta? Li'l Rizzo's is here to shed some light on the confusion!

Pronunciation of Mostaccioli 


The dictionary pronunciation is: mô stä′c̸hē ō′lē. However, this version may be a little easier to understand:
muss-tah-chee-OH-lee.

Definition of Mostaccioli 


Pasta resembling a short tube with slanted ends. It is a type of penne pasta which resembles ziti. The pasta also somewhat resembles little mourstaches.

Origin of Mostaccioli 


In Italian, mostaccioli is the plural of mostacciolo, cake bun, from Latin mustāceum, cake made with must, from mustum.

Description of Mostaccioli 


Mostaccioli is actually a type of penne pasta. In Italy, penne are produced in two main variants: "penne lisce" (smooth) and "penne rigate" (furrowed). A wider version of penne is called "pennoni" meaning "big quills." In the United States, a slightly larger version of penne is called mostaccioli, meaning "little mustache" in some Italian dialects. Mostaccioli can be either smooth or ridged.

So how many of you actually knew how to pronounce mostaccioli before reading this blog? Or even what mostaccioli is for that matter?  Well, now you know! You are ready to head on over to the BEST Italian restaurant at Lake of the Ozarks and order our delicious mostaccioli! Li'l Rizzo's has two locations for your dining pleasure. Stop by and see us soon!

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