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|Variations||Penne lisce, penne rigate, pennoni, mostaccioli|
Penne (Italian pronunciation:
In Italy, penne are produced in two main variants: "penne lisce" (smooth) and "penne rigate" (furrowed), the latter having ridges on each penna. Pennoni ("big quills") is a wider version of penne. A slightly larger version called mostaccioli (meaning "little mustache" in some Italian dialects) can also be found, which can also be either smooth or ridged in texture.
Penne is traditionally cooked