Sorrentinos with tuco
TypePasta, dumplings
Place of originArgentina
Region or stateMar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Main ingredientsFlour, water, eggs, filling

Sorrentinos are a type of Argentine ravioli, but larger, more circular and originally wraped without fluted edge.[1] The dough is made with flour and eggs, and the filling of the original recipe consists of York ham and mozzarella.


Fresh sorrentinos without fluted edge, as per the original recipe

Italian-Argentine chef Donato Di Santis says that sorrentinos are not an Italian pasta, and almost certainly have their origins in the Rio de La Plata region.[2] It is believed that sorrentinos are a local variant of the Italian ravioli capresi,[3] whose dough is instead elaborated with flour, water and olive oil, while the filling is made with caciotta cheese, flavoured with oregano.[4]

Most sources point to an Italian immigrant from Sorrento, Rosalía Pérsico or his son Cayetano Pérsico, who created this pasta while working in a famous trattoria of Mar del Plata,[2][5][6] while other sources state that they originated in another restaurant in Mar del Plata called Sorrento.[5][7][8] There is a slightly different version of the later story, in which a chef from Mar del Plata made the first sorrentinos in a Buenos Aires' restaurant whose name is also Sorrento.[9] Argentino "Chiche" Véspoli, another immigrant from Sorrento was the owner of the first restaurant to serve up the dish, and recognized as such by Sorrento's authorities and the Sorrento's chapter of Lions Club.[10]


The dough is made with flour and eggs, and they have a variety of fillings that can combine mozzarela, ricotta, York ham, spinach, pumpkin, chard, caramelized onions or nuts.[5][7][11] There are variants that add fish, herbs and olives to the filling, like salmon mixed with rosemary[12] or tuna with parsley and olives.[13] The use of poultry is not unusual.[14] In the original recipe, the pasta was shaped with the border of a cup.[6] There are gluten-free and vegan recipes, with the dough made of rice flour, water and oil.[14][15] The sauce for Sorrentinos in the original recipe is the "Véspoli's sauce", a mix of melted cheese, spinach and basil.[16]

See also


  1. ^ "Los sorrentinos". Revista Otra Parte (in Spanish). 2018-09-06. Retrieved 2023-01-22.
  2. ^ a b Bueno, Renata (2021-09-30). "Los Sorrentinos y sus posibles orígenes". Renata Bueno. Retrieved 2023-01-22.
  3. ^ "Raviolis Capresi crujientes a la salsa Pomodoro Receta de josevillalta". Cookpad (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-01-22.
  4. ^ Magazine, Ristorazione Italiana; Redazione (2018-05-29). "La ricetta dei Ravioli Capresi: come assaggiare la bellezza dell'isola con il palato". Ristorazione Italiana Magazine (in Italian). Retrieved 2023-01-23.
  5. ^ a b c "Sorrentinos de Jamón y Queso (Round Ravioli Stuffed with Ham and Cheese)" (in Spanish). 23 February 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b Monacchi, Juliana (2019-06-11). "Sorrentinos: la historia detrás del origen marplatense". itMarDelPlata (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-01-22.
  7. ^ a b "ARGENTINIAN PASTA: RECIPES, RESTAURANTS AND WINE PAIRINGS". 14 October 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  8. ^ Dan Perlman (2013). Don't Fry for Me Argentina. p. 75. ISBN 9781300733096.
  9. ^ Deik, Emilio. "Sorrentinos de Semolina Rellenos de Ricotta y Prosciutto". Emilio Deik (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-01-22.
  10. ^ del Moral, Milton (30 April 2019). "El origen de los sorrentinos: la "nona" que inventó la receta, el primer restaurante que ofreció el plato y la relación de las dos familias que comparten el crédito". infobae (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2023-01-23.
  11. ^ "SORRENTINOS DE CEBOLLA CARAMELIZADA Y QUESO FETA, EN SALSA DE TOMATE Y ALBAHACA » El Arte de Amasar". El Arte de Amasar (in Spanish). 2011-03-11. Retrieved 2023-01-22.
  12. ^ "Sorrentinos de salmón a la crema de limón y romero". El Gourmet (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-01-22.
  13. ^ "Sorrentinos a la siciliana". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-01-22.
  14. ^ a b "Masa para sorrentinos sin TACC - Receta SIN GLUTEN". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-01-23.
  15. ^ Gofriz. "Sorrentinos Veganos Sin Tacc de calabaza Leofanti x 360gr". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-01-23.
  16. ^ del Moral, Milton. "Los íconos gastronómicos de Mar del Plata: cuánto cuesta comer en los principales restaurantes de La Feliz". infobae (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2023-01-24.