Meaning of cappellacci in English:


Pronunciation /kapəˈlatʃi/

plural noun

  • Pieces of pasta stuffed with a filling of pumpkin (or other squash) and cheese and folded so as to resemble a hat.

    ‘they've brought back the restaurant's much-loved butternut squash cappellacci with Romano cheese’
    • ‘His cappellacci with a subtle filling of pumpkin, crushed amaretti, pepperoncino and cheese fit the season perfectly.’
    • ‘He picked at an inert, glutinous rendition of round, folded cappellacci, muffled in threads of oily broccoli.’
    • ‘Hardy's menu applies Italian technique to local ingredients, in seasonal housemade pasta like cappellacci with ramps, peas, and guanciale.’
    • ‘For a heartier meal, try the cappellacci, filled with spinach, ricotta and a bolognese ragout.’
    • ‘One of the city's signature dishes is cappellacci di zucca, a nutmeg flavoured, butter-nut squash-filled ravioli.’
    • ‘They will eat an oxtail cappellacci in which land and sea get paired together: the savory notes of the meat-filled pasta purses are further amplified by a briny crab reduction.’
    • ‘The short-rib-stuffed cappellacci is quite a small serving of the lingerie-thin pasta with a fully-flavored nugget of beef inside.’
    • ‘A beveled bowl, printed with vintage flowers, holds rustic cappellacci ($24), a folded, filled pasta.’
    • ‘The Cappellacci themselves were exquisite: large, well-stuffed, handmade pasta that perfectly matched the flavor of the pumpkin.’
    • ‘The restaurant serves rustic Italian cuisine, such as classic antipasta, bruschetta, wood-roasted branzino, and short rib cappellacci.’


Italian, plural of cappellaccio, from cappello ‘hat’ + the pejorative suffix -accio.