PenneÂ is one of the most famous Italian pasta shapes and is loved across Italy and the world. Penne is a short cylinder-shaped pasta that has angled edges. Its large diameter and ridges make it ideal for retaining sauces on its entire surface. Penne pairs well with chunky meat or vegetable-based sauces because its ridges can easily capture the sauce. It also combines well with milk/cheese and tomato-based sauces. It can also be used in baked dishes.