Personally, I feel that something very light is best after a pasta meal. Sometimes I forgo dessert entirely and have a glass of port or another dessert wine instead.
If you do want dessert, what about a sorbet or granita? Here are two that would especially good after pasta:
What do you think? What's your favorite sort of dessert to follow a big meal of pasta?
Related: Almost-Instant Sweet Wine Ice Cream
(Images: Emily Ho; Stephanie Barlow)