Best-Rated Fresh Pasta

Canstar Blue’s fresh pasta review compares Latina Fresh, Leggo’s, and Coles on taste, texture, variety, packaging, value for money, and overall satisfaction.

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Best fresh pasta 2022

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Aussies have ranked Latina Fresh number one in Canstar Blue’s fresh pasta ratings, scoring the brand five-star reviews in all categories! These include taste, texture, variety, packaging design, value for money, and overall satisfaction.

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Latina Fresh rated numero uno in fresh pasta ratings

Fresh pasta is ‘pastably’ one of the best dinnertime meals out there! Whether you prefer a spinach ravioli, farfalle, or beef lasagne, it’s never too hard to find a recipe that will please the whole family. This is perhaps the reason one in four (25%) survey respondents dish up pasta at least once a week. But, with so many different varieties of fresh stuff available, how do you find a type of pasta and brand that will tick all your boxes?

To find out, we asked nearly 300 Australian consumers to rate different packaged pasta they’ve purchased from a supermarket or grocer and consumed over the last three months. Brands were compared on taste, texture, range variety, packaging, value for money, and overall satisfaction. Those that received the minimum required survey sample size (of 30 responses) were included in the final results.

So, what did we find? Latina Fresh was rated numero uno, cooking up five-star reviews across all categories – including overall satisfaction!

Best Fresh Pasta

What is the best fresh pasta?

Here are the best fresh pasta brands in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s latest review:

  1. Latina Fresh
  2. Leggo’s
  3. Coles

Latina Fresh topped our ratings after rating best across all categories, namely taste, texture, variety, packaging design, value for money, and overall satisfaction. Leggo’s also got full marks for variety and Coles for value for money.

Top Fresh Pasta Brand – Latina Fresh

Latina fresh pasta review

Latina Fresh is said to have started in Melbourne in the 1980s from humble beginnings and quickly grew to become one of Australia’s most renowned producers of chilled pasta products, sauces and ready-to-eat meals. The brand’s mission is to share simple, fresh inspiration, starting with what’s on the table. Here are a few products in the Latina Fresh pasta range:

  • Latina Fresh Gluten-Free Lasagne Sheets
  • Latina Fresh Kids Mini Ravioli Cheese & Vegetable
  • Latina Fresh Ham Cheese Tortellini

Latina Fresh was rated best for taste, texture, variety, packaging, value for money, and overall satisfaction.

Which fresh pasta should I buy?

There are dozens of fresh pasta varieties to choose from, but ultimately your choice will depend on what you plan to dish up. Fresh pasta is made from a dough of eggs and flour which gets kneaded and rolled until it’s as thin or thick as desired. It then gets cut into strands of different widths to make different kinds of pasta like fettuccine or lasagne, or gets stuffed into tortellini and ravioli.

Our research revealed that nearly one in four Australians surveyed (22%) always have a stock of fresh pasta, and nearly a fifth (19%) pick up multiple packs of pasta during their regular shop. A third prefer to buy from the same brand (35%) or purchase different types of pasta from their favourite brand (31%). Aside from that, taste and texture are still the most important factors of customer satisfaction when it comes to pasta, while value for money appeared at the bottom of the list, suggesting Aussies are willing to pay a pretty penne for delicious pasta.

About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased (from a supermarket or grocer) and consumed fresh pasta in the last three months – in this case, 295 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

  • Best fresh pasta for overall satisfaction: Latina Fresh was rated best overall.
  • Best fresh pasta for value for money: Latina Fresh also impressed on value for money.
  • Best fresh pasta for range variety: Latina Fresh was seen to offer the best range of options.
  • Best fresh pasta for taste: Consumers rated Latina Fresh as the tastiest.
  • Best fresh pasta for texture: Latina Fresh scored best on texture.
  • Best fresh pasta for packaging: Latina Fresh took the top spot for packaging.

Here are the past winners of Canstar Blue’s fresh pasta ratings:

  • 2021: Coles
  • 2020: San Remo

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