Mezze penne rigate belong to the short pasta range from De Cecco. The extremities of this tubular pasta are cut diagonally to look like quill pens and they have a ridged surface. They are half the size of penne rigate - one of the most popular pastas. Mezze penne are prepared only with the best durum wheat and water. Mezze penne is one of the most versatile pastas as it compliments most types of sauce, both creamy and heavy, plus al forno (oven-baked) dishes.