Americans love pasta, and with minor adjustments, they could cook it perfectly. If your noodles are tasteless, clumpy or tough, it’s time to review your technique.
Salt the water based on the amount of water you’re cooking with, not the amount of noodles. Wait until it’s boiling before adding the pasta. Stir immediately, and return your water to a boil quickly.
Opt for a range with quick time-to-boil burners. For example, the Italian company Bertazzoni makes ranges with different size high-efficiency burners, so that any size pot will cook with precision. When the pasta is done, drain immediately to avoid mushiness.
For an authentic Italian experience, dive into pasta piping hot.