Penne is one of the most famous Italian pasta shapes and greatly loved across Italy. Penne, which means “pen” in Italian, is a tube-shape with angled ends, inspired by the quill of an old-style ink pen. Ridged penne are designed for meat, vegetable, cheese and oil or butter-based sauces. They are also perfect for baked dishes made with sauce and cheese. Barilla Whole Grain Penne cooks up perfectly “al dente” everytime, delivering the delicious taste and texture you expect in every bite.