Around the World in 80 Dishes - 20. Tortellini in Bologna

20. Tortellini in Bologna

Trattoria dal Bassianot

Before we move on to our next region, lets go back to Italy to give you one last favorite dish that we simply couldn't leave off our list - tortellini!

With fillings composed of fresh meats, cheeses and vegetables, there is a tortellini for every taste. Supposedly fashioned to resemble the goddess Venus’ navel, you’ll sometimes find tortellini being referred to as umbellico in Italy. In the heart of Bologna, Trattoria dal Biassanot serves up this classic dish to locals and tourists alike. Whether you have yours in soup or as a pasta plate, the house tortellini here is truly heavenly. 

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