It is a small version of Trenne pasta, made in Abruzzo, Italy.
The pasta is quill-shaped, and hollow in the centre with a triangular cross-section.
It is narrower than its bigger brother, and only 1 ¾ to 2 inches (about 4 cm) long.
Like its bigger brother, it has a rough, ridged outside that makes it good to catch and hold chunkier sauces.
Boil 9 to 12 minutes.
Mostaccioli, penne rigate, trenne, ziti