Rigatoni is tube-shaped pasta, larger than penne and slightly curved. Rigatoni is ridged, and the tube’s end is square-cut not diagonal like penne. The word rigatoni, comes from the Italian word rigato, which means “”ridged”” or ‘lined’ and is associated with the cuisine of southern and central Italy.
Rigatoni is good pasta to serve with fairly thick cream- or tomato-based sauces, as its shape holds the sauce well. It’s also good for using in pasta bakes. Garofalo has been making pasta for over 300 years in Gragnano near Naples in Italy, the home of pasta. Made from 100% robust desert durum wheat and shaped using a bronze dye gives Garofalo pasta its premium taste and texture.”