rav·i·o·li | \ˌra-vē-ˈō-lē, ˌrä-\
plural ravioli also raviolis\ˌra-vē-ˈō-lēz, 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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Pro tip: The seafood pastas are favorites here, with the salmon ravioli winning particular praise. David Ferry, SFChronicle.com, "Mavericks legend Jeff Clark’s favorite spots in Half Moon Bay," 10 July 2018 But delicacy was the prize with the housemade spinach ravioli, whose thin-skinned dumplings were lifted to luxury by a vivid whiff of summer truffles. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Atlantic City restaurants: New casinos, diverse independent spots create rising culinary energy," 6 July 2018 The simple cacio e pepe — cheese and pepper — ravioli were the spectacular stars of the night. Michele Parente, sandiegouniontribune.com, "3 new restaurants to try in San Diego right now: Monzù, j/wata, An's Dry Cleaning," 5 July 2018 Once ravioli is frozen, transfer to a large re-sealable freezer bag or airtight container to save space. Claire Perez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "How to freeze ravioli," 11 May 2018 Shrimp and fish ceviche, spring salad, lobster bisque, butternut squash ravioli, Mediterranean sea bass, slow-cooked duck, 44 Farms' short ribs, and chocolate mousse were served - each, with a thoughtful wine pairing - as the hours breezed past. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Celeb chefs from La Table, Le Colonial, Canopy and more serve 10-course Italian feast in Memorial," 8 May 2018 Several pasta dishes were well prepared and very different: Spinach and ricotta ravioli, cooked al dente, were served with a deft touch of brown butter sauce. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Vaccaro's Trattoria keeps focus on all things Italian - family, food, wine (review)," 12 Apr. 2018 Butternut Squash Ravioli Makes about 50 ravioli; serves 2 to 4. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Ciao Ristorante is Italian food with the ultimate Sicilian twist," 3 July 2018 The deli also sold prepared take-home dishes such as ravioli and lasagna in a meat-and-porcini-mushroom sauce. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Old town Elk Grove deli specializing in loaded hot dogs closes," 4 June 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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: pasta that is shaped like a square and is filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables

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