from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Pasta in short tubes with slanted ends.

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  • n. A type of penne pasta which resembles ziti.

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  • n. pasta somewhat resembling little moustaches


Italian, pl. of mostacciolo, cake, bun, from Latin mustāceum, cake made with must, from mustum, must; see must3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Italian (Wiktionary)


  • Substitute another pasta, such as penne or mostaccioli, if you prefer.

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  • It's going to take a whole lot more than mostaccioli to fix these problems.

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  • Every event that happened on our street was commemorated over a pot of mostaccioli, made by the neighborhood matriarch, Marge.

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  • Scappi gives a recipe for Milanese mostaccioli, which are about the size of two fingers, and are flavored with aniseed and a grain or two of musk—a highly exotic ingredient.


  • But opted for the mostaccioli side, with his wonderful Alfredo sauce.

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  • We met for a gorgeous mostaccioli lunch once a week at the same restaurant (I don't know if the attraction was the pasta or the buxom waitress).

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  • Signora Mameli would be creating plump marrons glaces; Signora Bernasconi making her signature pistachio torrone; and the somewhat ancient Signora Valzani, her mouth-watering mostaccioli alla Romana - all amidst a vociferous reprise of the year's more personal events.

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  • The mostaccioli dinner will be held at the St. Joseph Hall, 1145 Aspen Road.

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  • Honey glazed ham, sirloin of beef, chicken, mostaccioli; sides include sweet potatoes, corn, green beans and mashed potatoes and gravy, tossed garden salad or creamy coleslaw and chunky fruit salad and chocolate mousse. - RSS

  • Among the changes: The fish fry now is also served on Wednesdays; lasagna and ravioli are off the menu, but mostaccioli and meatballs have been added.


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