No not all pasta is the same but just shaped differently. Some types of pasta cling better to certain sauces than others so Noshon.it created this wonderful graphic recommending which pasta should be paired with which sauce.
If you don’t trust the infographic then just look at these photos and recipes.
Pork Ragu from NoshOn.It
Greek Orzo Salad with Roasted Shrimp from NoshOn.It
Stuffed Shells with Eggplant, Ricotta, and Greens from Mountain Mama Cooks
Linguine Vongole from Bite Sized featured on NoshOn.It
A Bowl of Sicily Goodness: Fusilli with Eggplant, Tomatoes and Capers from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Farfalle Pasta with Chicken and Spinach Pesto from Bev Cooks
Graphic & Photos from Noshon