Half the size of traditional penne, but with the same versatility. Cylinder-shaped pieces, penne gets its name from the plural form penna, which means pen or quill. The rigate, on the other hand, means ridged and adds to the pasta rustic texture.
Fully gluten-free thanks to the selection and use of the best corn and rice flours. This special recipe is suitable for both celiacs and those who choose to follow a gluten-free diet and has been certified by the Italian Celiac Association (AIC).
Especially popular in northern Italy and in Campania, where it is prized for its ability to absorb and retain any sauce on its surfaces - inside and out, due to its hollow insides and ridged outer edge.