Linguine, a close relative of Fettuccine, is made from long, flat strands of pasta, but is thinner and narrower. Linguine, which means œlittle tongues in Italian, originated in the Liguria region of Italy. Throughout this area, the air is fragrant with salty ocean breezes and the aroma of delicious food cooking. Linguine is known to be best paired with traditional pesto. Other perfect matches include tomato, oil-based, or fish-based sauces.