rav·​i·​o·​li | \ ˌra-vē-ˈō-lē How to pronounce ravioli (audio) , ˌrä-\
plural ravioli also raviolis\ ˌra-​vē-​ˈō-​lēz How to pronounce raviolis (audio) , ˌrä-​ \

Definition of ravioli

: pasta in the form of little cases of dough containing a savory filling (as of meat or cheese)

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Expect first course items such as tuna sashimi, foi gras torchon and King Crab ravioli. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Veteran chefs promise luxurious dining at Pernoi in Birmingham," 10 Sep. 2019 On the second floor, a ravioli bar and Divisi Strings performance activated shortly after Sue Smith delivered brief remarks. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Holocaust Museum Houston surprises Sue Smith, remembers late wildcatter Lester Smith at "First Look"," 17 June 2019 Entree offerings include a petite catch of the day, sweet corn ravioli with 'nduja or brioche crusted chicken. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Four picks for Delray Beach Restaurant Week Aug. 1-7," 30 July 2019 Nearby Trattoria Antica Maddalena deftly showcases regional classics, such as polenta, frico (deliciously fried Montasio cheese), and cjalsons, a sweet and savory ravioli. Wendy Ramunno, USA TODAY, "Tasting tour of Italy’s Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Coffee, wine, prosciutto, cheese & more," 24 July 2019 Postage stamp-sized ravioli stuffed with minced swiss chard and swimming in brown butter possess a wonderful flavor and texture ... when they’re salted. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Fellow Osteria in Scottsdale is too interesting to ignore but too inconsistent to embrace," 16 July 2019 Dishes include ravioli with wild Burgundy escargot, housemade strozzapreti pasta with braised rabbit, and a mosaic of seasonal vegetables. Hadley Tomicki, latimes.com, "Sichuan hot pot restaurant Mala Town comes to Sawtelle; Filipino lunch counter opens downtown," 9 July 2019 While these dishes are completely different from what the chef might serve at Waterbar or Epic, the ricotta ravioli ($12) would be right at home in those more formal surroundings. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Best views of San Francisco? Head to MerSea, a new Treasure Island restaurant," 9 Mar. 2018 Dinner was filet mignon, chicken cordon bleu or exotic mushroom ravioli. Shay Spence, PEOPLE.com, "Taco Bell, Hooters and Beer Cheese: All the Food at Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s Wedding," 30 June 2019

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First Known Use of ravioli

1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ravioli

Italian, from Italian dialect, plural of raviolo, literally, little turnip, diminutive of rava turnip, from Latin rapa — more at rape entry 3

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English Language Learners Definition of ravioli

: pasta that is shaped like a square and is filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables

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