Cappeletti, meaning „small hats“ come from Modena. This pasta is similar to tortellini but their ends are curled differently - in the shape of the hat’s brim. They are served with broths or socks.

The stuffing can be made with meat, vegetables or cheese. If you do not want to serve them with soup, you may as well prepare a cream sauce, meat sauce or melted butter. As a curiosity in northern Italy it is a tradition to start Christmas dinner with cappelletti broth.