Capellini served on Japanese green chili peppers and whitebait
Type Pasta
Place of origin Italy
Variations Capelli d'angelo
Cookbook: Capellini  Media: Capellini

Capellini (Italian pronunciation: [kapelˈliːni], literally "little hairs") is a very thin variety of Italian pasta, with a diameter between 0.85 and 0.92 millimetres (0.033 and 0.036 in).[1] 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) is a thinner variant with a diameter between 0.78 and 0.88 millimetres (0.031 and 0.035 in).[2] It is 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 with seafood or light sauces.

See also


  1. "Capellini 9". De Cecco. Archived from the original on 20 December 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  2. "Capelli d'angelo 209". De Cecco. Archived from the original on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2017.

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