Best-Rated Fresh Pasta

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Most Satisfied Customers | La Famiglia Rana

Aussies have ranked La Famiglia Rana number one in Canstar Blue’s fresh pasta ratings, scoring the brand five-star reviews for taste, texture, packaging, variety and range, and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate fresh pasta

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 half of our survey respondents (51%) 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? We compared them to find out.

Canstar Blue surveyed 403 Australians for their feedback on the fresh pasta brand(s) they’ve purchased and consumed in the last three months. Note: this refers to fresh pasta purchased from a supermarket or grocer.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their fresh pasta brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:

  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a fresh pasta brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Taste: the fresh pasta tasted authentic and true to the flavour description, and was made with quality ingredients.
  • Texture: the fresh pasta had the expected textured for its type (i.e. penne, bow tie, fettuccine, etc.) when cooked according to directions.
  • Packaging: the product packaging was easy to open, allowed fresh pasta to be stored in the fridge, and provided sufficient information/instructions.
  • Value for money: the fresh pasta was reasonably priced given the quality and quantity per packet.
  • Variety & range: there was a wide range of pasta types available within the range (i.e. spirals, bow ties, fettuccine, spaghetti, etc.), including different ingredients (i.e. egg pasta, gluten-free, etc.).

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  1. La Famiglia Rana
  2. Latina
  3. Leggo’s
  4. Coles

La Famiglia Rana was an Aussie favourite in Canstar Blue’s pasta ratings, scoring five stars for taste, texture, packaging, variety and range, and overall satisfaction. Other pasta brands Latina and Leggo’s similarly impressed with their value for money.

Find more detailed information on our ratings methodology.

Top Fresh Pasta Brand – La Famiglia Rana

La Famiglia Rana

Touted as ‘Italy’s best kept secret’ and formerly known as just ‘Rana,’ pasta brand La Famiglia Rana may have undergone a rebrand, but still maintains its tradition of bringing true flavour to popular pasta dishes. These include filled pasta, flat-cut pasta, gnocchi, and ready meals. The brand’s filled pasta range comes in flavours like pumpkin and roast onion, porcini mushroom, basil & pine nuts pesto, and ricotta and spinach. You can find La Famiglia Rana pasta in the fridge section of major supermarkets and grocers, and expect to pay about $8 for a 325g bag with two servings.

  • La Famiglia Rana served up a tasty win with five stars for taste, texture, packaging, variety and range, and overall satisfaction. The brand settled on four stars for value for money.

Which fresh pasta should you 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 over half of Australians surveyed (57%) always have a stock of fresh pasta, and about a fifth (21%) pick up multiple packs of pasta during their regular shop. Nearly a third prefer to buy from the same brand (26%) and a few more purchase different types of pasta from their favourite brand (35%). Aside from that, taste and texture continue to be the most important factors of customer satisfaction, while value for money appeared almost at the bottom of the list, suggesting Aussies are willing to pay a pretty penne for delicious pasta.

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Megan Birot: Home & Lifestyle Editor

Megan Birot Canstar Blue Home & Lifestyle Editor

Megan is Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Editor, leading the team that focuses on consumer products and services, ranging from supermarkets and groceries to home and personal appliances and retail stores. She interprets Canstar Blue’s bespoke research on the thousands of brands that we compare, rate and review, to help shoppers make better purchasing decisions.

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Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.

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Past ratings

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

  • 2022: Latina Fresh
  • 2021: Coles
  • 2020: San Remo


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