The 12 best dinnerware sets with pasta bowls - style you can use all the time

The 12 best dinnerware sets with pasta bowls are perfect for modern life, meaning you've got the ideal vessel for whatever you're about to eat

modern white dinnerware set with pasta bowl
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Like other home purchases, a dinnerware set is an investment. So before you splash the cash it's worth considering your lifestyle and what you like to cook or eat. 

If you like to curl up with a plate of penne in front of the TV, or serve spaghetti and sauce to the family, a dinnerware set with pasta bowls is key. 

Not all of the best dinnerware sets include bowls large enough for servings of pasta. So we've picked the best of those that do. Dig in to our menu of the best dinnerware sets with pasta bowls from the best home decor stores and select your favorite.

Simple white dinnerware sets with pasta bowls

Glazed dinnerware sets with pasta bowls

Elegant dinnerware sets with pasta bowls

Rustic dinnerware sets with pasta bowls

What is the most durable dinnerware for everyday use?

Bone china is the most durable dinnerware, due to the bone ash used in its manufacture. However, it is also the most expensive. The best bone china dinnerware sets may also have delicate patterns and decals that make them less suitable for the dishwasher. 

These are a couple of reasons bone china isn't widely popular for everyday use, despite its durability. Many people prefer other types of durable ceramics for everyday use, such as stoneware.  

'Ceramic is an excellent material for dinnerware because of its quality heat retention, versatility, and aesthetics,' says Shiza Shahid, Co-Founder of Our Place.

'Stoneware is the best kind of ceramic because it is fired at a much higher temperature, making it even more durable.'

Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites

A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.