Definition of cappelletti in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkapəˈlɛti/

plural noun

Pieces of pasta stuffed with meat, cheese, or vegetables and folded so as to resemble small peaked hats, served either in broth or with a sauce.
Example sentences
  • If the cappelletti are to be cooked at once, drop them a few at a time in plenty of boiling, salted water; they will cook in about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Roll more dough, using 1 piece at a time and keeping remainder covered and continue filling and forming cappelletti.
  • Cappelletti are traditionally served in broth.


Italian, literally 'little hats'.

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