Tortelloni originate from Modena, a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The exact origin of the shape is widely disputed, but one theory is that tortelloni were meant to replicate the shape of a turtle shell, which is famously displayed throughout Modena’s 17th century architecture.
Filled with Sicilian ricotta and zucchini grown in the Italian sun, this week’s tortelloni are a celebration of spring’s long-awaited arrival. Beautiful strands of zucchini - now commonly known as courgetti - are served with our handmade tortelloni, adding colour and vibrance to the dish.
We then invite you to anoint our unique, handcrafted tortelloni with burro e timo (butter and thyme). A scattering of lemon pangrattato - breadcrumbs - are all that is required to complete this beautifully primaverile dish.