Torta ricciolina o torta di tagliatelle, Taiadela

The Torta ricciolina, also known as torta di tagliatelle or Taiadela, is a traditional dessert from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. It can be found in various towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, including Bologna, Modena, and Ferrara.

In Bologna, you can find the Torta ricciolina at Pasticceria Gamberini, a renowned pastry shop located in the heart of the city. They have been making this delicious dessert for generations, using a secret family recipe. Another place to find it is at Pasticceria Scudieri in Modena, a historic pastry shop known for its traditional Emilian pastries.

The Torta ricciolina is made with tagliatelle pasta, which is typically used for savory dishes. However, in this dessert, the pasta is mixed with sugar, eggs, butter, and lemon zest to create a sweet and unique flavor. The mixture is then baked until golden and crispy, resulting in a delightful treat that is both crunchy and soft.

This dessert has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its traditional preparation and ingredients. The specifications for the Torta ricciolina include using fresh tagliatelle pasta, free-range eggs, and locally sourced butter. It must also be baked in a wood-fired oven to achieve the perfect texture and taste.

– “Torta Ricciolina” – Pasticceria Gamberini (
– “Torta Ricciolina” – Pasticceria Scudieri (