Lantern / Lanterne Pasta...an unusual, non-traditional shape. Old world tradition...lantern pasta, an art form created by the Marella factory artisans! Lanterne is a type of pasta with a name that is derived from the Italian word for oil lantern.
Lanterne pasta has deep ridges & is curved in a lantern shape. Lantern shaped pasta is artisanally produced using traditional pasta dies made of bronze & is hand extruded. The cuts from the bronze dies create a naturally rough surface texture. Lantern shaped pasta, having many ridges allows the pasta to soak up more sauce when it is cooked. Use it with any sauce, the shape will capture the chunks of the sauce. Lantern-shaped pasta is perfect for making a ricotta pasta salad.