Cooked Italian penne pasta

Classic Italian Penne Pasta

This Classic Italian Penne Pasta is a simple yet authentic meal perfect for sharing with a loved one. Our sauce is elevated with lemon juice and capers for a more refined flavor paired best with fresh Semolina penne pasta. This is a light and fulfilling dish, but don’t forget to save room for dessert!

Prepare to tantalize even the most discerning taste buds as we set the bar and prepare a piccata that is fit for Sunday dinner, but simple enough for Wednesday night.

35 minutes | Serves 2-3


Bag of Dagostino rigate pasta

Ingredients for Classic Italian Penne Pasta

1 bag Dagostino Penne "Rigate" Pasta

2 tbl Dagostino Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Jar of Dagostino Sauce

a dash of dry red wine

2 tbl parsley

2 cloves of garlic

1 tbl of lemon juice

3 tbl capers

1 pinch of sugar

salt and pepper

Parsley or Basil to garnish

Parmesan to garnish



Directions for Classic Italian Penne Pasta

    1. Heat the oil in a large skillet for 30 seconds on high heat. Add sauce and red wine and let simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
    2. Cook Dagostino Penne pasta according to package directions or until al dente. Don’t forget to salt your water like the sea.
    3. Reduce Heat. Add parsley, capers, lemon juice and sugar, let cook for 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
    4. Drain pasta, mix with sauce and garnish with Parsley and Parmesan.


Buon Appetito! Enjoy our Classic Italian Penne Pasta


cooked penne


About Dagostino Handmade Pasta

From Lemons to Premium Pasta...

Our founders, the Fresina Family, were some of the original lemon farmers in Sicily during the early 19th century. During that time, Sicilians created settlements in New Orleans as citrus traders and brought pasta with them on their voyage. The Fresina Family felt right at home in Louisiana which led to The Fresina Macaroni Manufacturing Company being born in 1926. This began the foundation of 3 generations of hard-work and implementing traditional Italian methods to create handmade pasta that is now Dagostino Pasta. 

We continue to stick to our Italian roots by producing our pasta the old-fashioned way right here in New Orleans. Our centuries-old delicate method consists of small quantities of pure semolina pasta cut through bronze, carefully looped over wooden rods, straightened and the air-dried in wooden cellars. We are dedicated to preserving our family traditions and Italian customs for many more generations to come.

Every pure artisan pasta deserves to be paired with a delicious sauce. Dagostino has some of the most authentic sauces available outside of Italy. Our fresh herb and spice blend is unique, preservative free, and all handmade in small batches. We pride ourselves for our ingredients being all-natural and preservative free, providing you with premium artisan pasta and tasty sauces to enjoy.

You will experience our time-honored family treasure in every meal.