Ok. May not be the "best" pasta, but this "fancy shape" pasta is great for eating with sauces because of its shape. It picks up the sauce easily and plentifully. What is it? From Colavita, it's called "Radiators 69". These are so special that I can only find them in certain stores, and not even on their website. Another more expensive version is the "Spugnole" by Pastificio Marella. According to the importer's website, "spugnole" means "Small sponges" . I quote: "We dare you to find a sauce that won't get trapped in this pasta!"