- small cases of pasta, often square, stuffed with a filling, usually of meat or cheese, and often served with a tomato sauce.
Origin of ravioli
Examples from the Web for ravioli
Have some rich stock boiling in a stewpan; poach the ravioli five minutes.Choice Cookery
Mix well together and add to the paste as for other ravioli.Allied Cookery
Grace Glergue Harrison and Gertrude Clergue
Ravioli and a sweet, and dont annoy us with any olives, said OLeary to the waiter.The Woman Gives
The ravioli are then to be served hot seasoned with cheese and butter or with brown stock or tomato sauce.The Italian Cook Book
Roll very fine and cover half the crust with ravioli dressing half-inch thick.Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus
- small squares of pasta containing a savoury mixture of meat, cheese, etc
Word Origin and History for ravioli
1610s, from Middle English raffyolys, also rafyols (late 14c.). The word probably was re-borrowed several times, most recently in 1841, from Italian ravioli, a dialectal plural of raviolo, a diminutive of an unidentified noun, perhaps of rava "turnip."