Americans are getting more adventurous with Italian food, with a growing interest in trying different regional items, but spaghetti and its delicate cousin, angel hair, remain the most common pasta shape on menus, followed by easy-to-eat penne. Technomic Inc. examined menus of restaurants among its top 500 chains that offer noodle dishes to determine the 10 most popular pasta types: Contact Bret Thorn at bret.thorn@penton.com.

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