Those of you who are regular readers of this site know that I am a fan of Rafetto's products. Their pesto is one of best packaged products I have had, and I am a fan of their ravioli. While suffering on Grand Jury duty last year, I would occasionally trudge up to the store at 144 W. Houston Street, NY NY 10012, and buy stuff.
Having said all of that, I had never had their pasta. I bought their prepacked linguine from Zabar's a few days ago, and made it with both their pesto sauce as well as Zabar's meatballs (for the kids...and maybe I helped a bit). It was fantastic!!! It wasn't sticky in the package, or in the pot of water. It also has a distinct flavor, which I often find lacking in pasta, even of the "gourmet" variety. More important, boy 2 could taste the difference as well! If you have pasta that multiple generations can tell the quality of you should buy it!