Purchase this if you're after authentic Italian pasta. This pasta is the closestI've had to Italian pasta. Compared to generic-branded pasta, the quality of this brand is noticeably superior. Extremely easy to prepare. We followed the cooking time on the packet and managed to achieve the perfect texture. It had anice al dente quality - thick and springy, not soggy, silky smooth and not rubbery. The price will most likely be the thing that keeps me from re-purchasing this product.While I will be willing to pay slightly more for this brand than generic brand, at its current price it is definitely expensive.