Penne is one of the most famous Italian pasta shapes and is loved across Italy. Penne, which means 'pen' in Italian, gets its name from its shape. The tube-shape with angled ends was inspired by the quill of an old style ink pen.
Spaghetti is the most popular shape in Italy. The name comes from the Italian word spaghi , which means "lengths of cord." Spaghetti originates from the south of Italy and is commonly used with tomato sauces, fresh vegetables, or fish.
Like its larger cousins, Spaghettini is extremely versatile and is the base for daily Italian cuisine. They can also be easily transformed into a specialty dish simply by changing the sauce and adding more exciting ingredients.