Rafioli is a traditional pastry that can be found in the region of Calabria, Italy. It is a sweet treat that is popular in various towns and communes of Calabria, including Reggio Calabria, Cosenza, and Catanzaro. This delicious pastry can be found in local bakeries and pastry shops throughout these towns.

In Reggio Calabria, you can find rafioli at Pasticceria Fata Morgana, a renowned bakery known for its traditional Calabrian pastries. Another place to find rafioli is Pasticceria Scaringi in Cosenza, which is famous for its wide range of traditional Italian pastries.

Rafioli is made by combining a sweet dough with a filling made of almonds, honey, and spices. The dough is rolled out and cut into small squares, which are then filled with the almond mixture. The squares are folded into a triangle shape and sealed before being deep-fried until golden brown. Once cooked, rafioli is typically dusted with powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.

Rafioli has been recognized as a traditional agri-food product (PAT) in Calabria. This recognition ensures that the pastry is made following specific specifications to maintain its traditional and authentic qualities. Some of the specifications for rafioli include the use of local ingredients, such as almonds from the region, and the traditional folding and frying techniques.

– “Pasticceria Fata Morgana” – www.fatamorgana.it
– “Pasticceria Scaringi” – www.pasticceriascaringi.it