Tortelli con le ortiche, also known as nettle tortelli, is a traditional dish from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. This pasta dish is typically found in various towns and communes of Emilia-Romagna, including Bologna, Modena, and Parma. It can be enjoyed in many local restaurants and trattorias in these areas.

One popular place to find tortelli con le ortiche is Trattoria Anna Maria in Bologna. This family-run restaurant has been serving traditional Emilian cuisine for over 30 years and is known for its delicious nettle tortelli. Another option is Osteria Francescana in Modena, a Michelin three-star restaurant that offers a modern twist on traditional Italian dishes, including nettle tortelli.

To make tortelli con le ortiche, you will need fresh nettle leaves, ricotta cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, eggs, and flour. The nettle leaves are blanched and then mixed with the cheeses and eggs to create a flavorful filling. The pasta dough is made by combining flour and eggs, which is then rolled out and filled with the nettle mixture. The tortelli are cooked in boiling water until al dente and served with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Tortelli con le ortiche is recognized as a traditional agri-food product (PAT) in Emilia-Romagna. This recognition ensures that the dish is made using traditional methods and ingredients from the region. The specifications for tortelli con le ortiche include using fresh nettle leaves, locally produced ricotta and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and traditional pasta dough made with eggs and flour.

– “Tortelli con le ortiche” – Trattoria Anna Maria (
– “Osteria Francescana” – Osteria Francescana (
– “Tortelli con le ortiche” – Emilia-Romagna Region Official Website (