Attention all Italian food lovers! According to the National Day Calendar website, today is National Ravioli Day!

National Ravioli Day is celebrated each year on March 20th. Pasta lovers, here is a good day for you! Enjoy a heaping plate of ravioli, smothered in your favorite sauce today!

Ravioli are a traditional type of Italian filled pasta, made up of a filling, sealed between two layers of thin egg pasta dough, and are usually served in either a broth or with a pasta sauce.  Fillings often include meat, cheese, vegetables or seafood. While searching for ravioli recipes, you will also find ones that are available for dessert ravioli.

Ravioli can be homemade or may be purchased fresh or frozen in grocery stores.  In the United States, Chef Boyardee popularized canned ravioli.  St. Louis, Missouri is where the toasted ravioli got its start.

As a popular appetizer, ravioli is also served breaded and deep fried.

On this beautiful, sunny first day of spring, indulge in a succulent, mouthwatering plate of ravioli to celebrate National Ravioli Day!

What is your favorite Italian restaurant in Rochester?

- Victorias
- Olive Garden
- Fazolis