Bucatini (boo-kah-TEE-nee) is a type of pasta that is shaped like a long, narrow tube, resembling thick, hollow spaghetti. Bucatini is a type of pasta very similar to spaghettoni, meaning large spaghetti (yes there are thick spaghetti!) what makes bucatini distinct is its hole straight through the middle, which when tossed with the bolognese … The pasta is traditionally produced and served in and around Rome, with the name … However, bucatini have a tiny hole running through them, which some Italians say … it’s a thick, long pasta that stands up to the hearty bolognese perfectly. for bolognese, i love bucatini.