Filled pasta is a type of fresh pasta that is made from pastry which is then filled with various mixes based on meat, fish, poultry, greens, dairy, sweets or organic products.
Tortellini, Agnolotti, Ravioli, Cappelletti…names and forms can vary greatly but the idea remains that of delicious, fresh dishes that can make every occasion special.
The origins of this type of pasta date back centuries, associated with dishes for the artistocratic and high-class levels of society. History books show the first documentation of the raviolo to around the 7th and 8th centuries, more than 1,500 years ago. The popularity of filled pasta took Italy by storm, and over the next centuries it became a staple dish across all regions of Italy.
Nowadays, the variety of filled pasta has become endless, which in turn represents the beauty of Italian gastronomic culture… thousands of variants of the same dish emanating from the freshest ingredients available across different regions, styles and traditions.