- pasta in the form of tiny ring-shaped or round pieces, filled with meat, vegetables, etc., and served with a sauce or in a broth
- pl. -·ni or -·nis one of these pieces
Origin of tortelliniIt, plural of tortellino, diminutive of tortello, a fritter or a filled round of pasta from torta: see torta
Pasta in small rings stuffed usually with meat or cheese and served in soup or with a sauce.
Origin of tortelliniItalian diminutive of tortelli a kind of pasta pl. diminutive of torta cake from Late Latin tōrta a kind of bread ; see tortilla .