You can find a huge variety of pasta shapes in the lovely Italy, where pasta essentially originated. You can find thin rods of pasta, pasta tubes, swirls, sheets, and more!
Have some pasta for dinner tonight in Bologna the Italian way; al dente! This means that it should be slightly firm when you bite into it.
Italian osterias, the most casual type of restaurant in Italy, are ideal for a really cheap lunch with the very generous portions for the entire family to enjoy. This is the ultimate lunch destination if you are on a budget on vacation.
Some osterias actually do not serve food; customers bring their own food with them and buy drinks at the Italian restaurant.
If you are visiting Italy for the first time, be sure to ask the locals or even a tourist information office for advice on the vast possibilities of restaurants you can visit while on a budget as well as if you wanted to indulge in gourmet Italian food.