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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Where to Have LunchOsteria del Teatro, near the cloisters of San Francesco, for pesto ravioli. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "6 Places You Absolutely Have to Stop on a Florence-to-Rome Road Trip," 12 Feb. 2018 Other examples of chef Scott Davies’ take on farm-to-table cuisine: local Rose beef with Isle of Barra snail ravioli and honey-yogurt parfait with a dusting of Douglas fir and almonds. Margot Dougherty, WSJ, "5 Restaurants Genuinely Worth Traveling For," 24 Oct. 2018 Cut the eggplant sticks into pieces and scatter on top of the ravioli. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Speedy Eggplant Parmesan," 28 Aug. 2017 Some of the country’s leading restaurants offer distinctive pāua dishes, including Logan Brown on Wellington’s lively Cuba Street strip, which serves pāua ravioli with coriander, basil, and lime beurre blanc. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The 7 Dishes You Have to Eat in New Zealand," 25 July 2018 Dishes are beautifully plated and showcase creative flavor combinations, like ravioli with porcini mushrooms and goji berries, or roasted quail with spinach and figs. Laura Itzkowitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Rome," 5 Mar. 2018 In 2016 alone, Genova Delicatessen in North Oakland closed after 90 years of business, as did the company’s ravioli factory. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "The Bay Area mourns the closure of Oakland’s 91-year-old Mexicali Rose," 26 June 2018 Guests including Camille Rowe, Djuna Belle, and Jennifer Meyer feasted on seafood and pasta at the renowned Italian spot; endless samples of sweet corn ravioli, spinach pasta, and dover sole were passed around for all to taste. Julia Russo, Vogue, "Re/Done and Weejuns Celebrate Their Shoe Collaboration in Santa Monica with Paris Jackson and Cassandra Grey," 27 July 2018 Sister Johanna Treml said, adding that items like canned dinners, beef stew, ravioli and soups are especially appreciated. Rachel K. Hindery, chicagotribune.com, "Garden Walk: Event offers glimpses at Elmwood Park gardens while helping food pantry," 3 July 2018

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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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