Tortellini are small squares of fresh pasta, stuffed with meat or cheese, or a combination of both, and then rolled and formed into small rings. They can be made fresh or bought packaged, in stores. They are usually in the refrigerator.
Tortellini are also known as belly button (ombelico) and are sometimes described as ‘navel shaped.’
They are originally from the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, particularly Bologna and Modena.
Tortellini are usually served in chicken, or beef broth. They can also be served in soups or in sauce, sometimes.
Tortolloni is similar in shape but slightly larger than tortellini and is typically stuffed with cheese and greens and served with a butter or meat sauce.