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Al Turtlein! The “Tortellino”


The famous “turtlein”, that is to say the “tortellino” as it is called by Modenese people, certainly deserves the highest step of the podium among specialities of Modenese culinary tradition.
Thin rolled dough of egg pasta stuffed with meat, whose recipe is a secret passed down from generation to generation. It is said that its peculiar shape would remind a woman’s navel. The tortellino is an inevitable food of Modena traditional menu, consumed with broth or with the most original variation proposed by typical osterie and by the most renowned chefs as Massimo Bottura. The main first course of feast days cannot be missed by tourists who want to taste the real Modenese cooking.