Shallow bowls that hold anywhere from twenty to fifty ounces of noodles or other food items are known as pasta bowls. Most pasta bowls that are used as individual serving dishes come with a wide rim, making them easier to carry to the table and offering a better surface area for presentation. The rim of the plate can be left naked, or it can be sprinkled with herbs, spices or cheese, or dribbled in sauces, for adding new color and life to the presentation.
When choosing a pasta bowl, style is usually the most important consideration. Most restaurants or homes like to use shallow wide-rimmed bowls to serve pasta, salads and more. They are ideal because they are shallow enough so that diners do not have to dig through the bowls contents, but deep enough to hold in sauces and dressings. On the other hand, a taller bowl without a rim is great for holding in heat, and takes up less room at the table. They can be particularly stylish if they come with a foot.
Most restaurants and homes choose ceramic for their every-day dinnerware. Ceramic pasta bowls are generally heavier than plastic and glass. They hold in heat well, so they are particular good for serving hot pastas and casseroles. However, a plastic pasta bowl could be an excellent choice for serving macaroni and spaghetti to children, or for serving salads and pasta salads. They can also be used for serving hot noodle dishes, and do not conduct heat quickly. However, they are more difficult to heat, and many restaurants want to serve their hot dishes in a warm bowl.