These bowls were exactly what I was looking for. After doing a search on the internet and in stores for pasta bowls, I found that there really isn't much of a choice out there. The color is rich and bold and more vivid than it appears in the pictures. The size is perfect for pasta, soup or salad. The weight is solid and not fragile. Recommend handwashing. Any food presented in these will have that "wow" factor. Very pretty!