Tagliolini (Italian pronunciation: [taʎʎoˈliːni]) is a type of ribbon pasta, long like spaghetti, roughly 2-3 mm wide, similar to tagliatelle, but thin like capellini. It is a traditional recipe in the Molise and Piedmont regions of Italy. In Piedmont it is called tajarin[1] and made of egg dough (pasta all'uovo). The dough also contains semolina, flour and salt.[2][3] It is typically served with butter and truffles (tajarin ai tartufi)[4] or sugo d’arrosto, a sauce made from the drippings of roast meat.[5] Tagliolini have a short cooking time, especially when made from fresh dough, and work best with light sauces, fish, delicacies or soups.

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Tajarin al Castelmagno
Alternative namesTajarin, Taglierini
Place of originItaly
Region or statePiedmont

The word tagliolini is a diminutive of tagliare which means to cut.[6]


  • Tagliolini al limone (with lemon)[7]
  • Tagliolini di Campobasso (prepared as usual in the town of Campobasso)[8]
  • Tagliolini alle verdure (with vegetables)[9]
  • Tajarin albesi (prepared as usual in the town of Alba, Piedmont)[10]
  • Tagliolini con il sugo d’arrosto (in meat roast sauce)[11]


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  4. ^ "Tajarin with Fresh White Truffle". www.epicurean.com. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  5. ^ "How to Make a Classic Bolognese Sauce (Sugo alla bolognese)". The Spruce. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  6. ^ "Tagliare". dictionary.cambridge.org. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  7. ^ Angela Frenda: Esplora il significato del termine: Profumo di Costiera con i tagliolini al limoneProfumo di Costiera con i tagliolini al limone, Corriere Della Sera, RCS Mediagroup SpA 2013, retrieved 19 Dezember 2015
  8. ^ Tagliolini di Campobasso, Cookaround, Banzai Media, retrieved 20 Dezember 2015
  9. ^ Tagliolini con verdure crude, VicenzaToday, 18 May 2015
  10. ^ ilgiornaledelcibo.it Tajarin albesi Archived 2014-09-08 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved in November 2012
  11. ^ Tagliolini con il sugo d’arrosto alfuoco, retrieved in November 2012