Florida: If You’re Wondering What Our Favorite Pasta Is, Here’s Your Answer
National Pasta Day is right around the corner (October 17). In celebration, Betway has compiled a report that highlights the most searched pasta dish in each state. In Florida, the most popular pasta is one to swirl around the fork.
Is there such a thing as “bad pasta?” Probably not. However, there are certain plates (or bowls) that when prepared right are easily a step above the rest. Pasta has the ability to be a feel-good meal wherever you choose to eat it. Whether you dig into pasta dinner Sunday nights, filled with family, friends, bread, and wine, or head out to your favorite Italian restaurant.
In order for Betway to compile their report, they analyzed Google search data in every state. The pasta types that had the highest search volume, then ranked highest on their corresponding list.
How Much Does America Love Pasta?
The short answer is a lot. “Lasagna is the most popular pasta dish in the U.S., followed by gnocchi carbonara, ragu, Bolognese, and Alfredo,” Betway’s report states. With the exception of Alfredo, all of those aforementioned pastas are tomato sauce-based. In addition, this report shows that pasta is most popular in the Northeast and Midwestern.
What Pasta Does Florida Prefer?
Linguine it is. This flattened, elliptical-shaped pasta is what produced the highest average search volume in the Sunshine State. It appears Floridians also have an appetite for ricotta-filled pasta. Tortellini and ravioli finished as the second and fourth most popular pasta in Florida, respectively. The least favorite pasta in Florida came out to be lasagna and macaroni and cheese.
Now that you are in the mood for a fresh plate of linguine, here are a few options. Florida Rentals recently detailed the seven best Italian restaurants in the state. Furthermore, Yelp has broken down the best Linguine in Florida as well.