James：Lisa,I find that pasta is usually served as a starter in an Italian restaurant. But it's a kind of staple food.So wired,isn't it?
Lisa：Well,pasta is a common dish in Italy. It could be regarded as a first course if they are served in small size.
James：Yes. It could be accompanied with meat for the starter.
Lisa：It also can be served as the main dish if it is in a large size.
James：Oh,look at this menu,that's the one we had last time. We had tomato sauce for it.
Lisa：Yes. This time,why not try pasta in the first course?