Cut Ziti is a very popular tube shaped pasta. Ziti gets its name from the word zita, which means bride. In Naples, Ziti is the classic pasta served at weddings as the zita/bride’s pasta. Ziti goes well with fresh, light sauces like olive oil or a simple fresh tomato sauce. Ziti is also a great add-on to baked casserole dishes. Popular casserole dishes that contain ziti are called pasta al forno, or oven baked pasta and have a mixed cheese base. Ziti are produced locally with 100% Italian hard durum wheat semolina.