Felicetti’s line of Monograno pasta features a different grain in each of their gourmet selections. Carefully tested and chosen for maximum flavor and nutrient density; this Penne Rigate packs bold nutty flavor into each delicious noodle. Offering exceptional taste and texture, you’ll love the depth and complexity of this delightful Italian pasta.
Penne is a classic Italian pasta said to resemble the shape of a pen’s nib, thanks to its angled ends. The name is derived from the Latin word penne, meaning feather (think quill pen). There are two popular kinds of Penne: Penne Lisce and Penne Rigate. Rigate means striped, ridged, or furrowed, and these types of noodles have a corresponding ridged exterior. Lisce means smooth or polished, and as the name implies, this variety has a smooth exterior. Many believe the ridges on the Penne Rigate help sauces adhere to the noodle better. While everyone has their preferences, at Gourmet Food Store, we love the excellent taste and textured exterior of the delightful Penne Rigate from Felicetti.