- ice cream made with eggs and heavy cream, often containing chopped cherries or topped with minced almonds or crumbled macaroons.
- biscuit tortoni.
Origin of tortoni
First recorded in 1940–45; said to be after an Italian café owner in Paris in the 18th century
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Examples from the Web for tortoni
(You can get them that way at Tortoni's)—Write, if you please!The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
It was at Tortoni's that he had made the acquaintance of Dubourg.Sister Anne (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume X)
Charles Paul de Kock
At Tortoni's and the Café Anglais, not a glimmer is visible.Paris under the Commune
Does Tortoni ever give his customers a repast they enjoy more?Paul Kelver
Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
The sumptuous cafs Tortoni founded in 1798 and de Paris opened 1822 have long since passed away.Paris and its Story
- a rich ice cream often flavoured with sherry
from Italian: probably from the name of a 19th-century Italian caterer in Paris