It isn't just you.
Found this on the internet.
Pop quiz: Who’s your all-time favorite Italian-American actor?
A. Marlon Brando (The Godfather)
B. Henry Winkler (The Fonz)
C. Snooki (The Trainwreck)
"Okay, it's a trick question. None of the three is actually Italian. And that means they have a lot in common with the pasta dishes coming out of the kitchens of America's chain restaurants. They're Italian in appearance, but dig deeper and you'll realize that they're reckless imitations with a good PR
team. Eater discretion is advised.
Now get this: Pasta supposedly makes you fat, right? Well, Italians eat an estimated 60 pounds of pasta per year, but only 10 to 20 percent of Italian adults are obese. Americans, on the other hand, chow down only 20 pounds of pasta each year, and a full third of us are obese.
Part of the reason: Restaurants keep noodling with our noodles. Butter, cream, oil, egregious portion sizes—you name it, they’ll do it (not unlike Snooki and the girls of Jersey Shore!).""
7 Worst Pasta Dishes in America