Noodles are called pasta in Italy. Mostly the pasta consists of hard wheat semolina. Rice, corn or potato flour is also used for pasta. There are noodles in all possible forms, from flat ribbon noodles to small tubes, curled, twisted or shell-shaped noodles to dough plates for lasagne or large cannelloni for filling. Noodles are usually served as a starter or main course with pasta sauces. They can also be served as a side dish instead of potatoes, rice or dumplings.