Ravioli is an Italian pasta dish made by stuffing squares of pasta dough with a filling. This dish is extremely popular outside Italy and can be easily found frozen in local supermarkets around the world.
Tortellini are ring-shaped pasta originally from the Italian region of Emilia (in particular Bologna and Modena). They are sometimes also described as "navel shaped", hence their alternative name of "belly button" (ombelico), and bear a strong resemblance to a large wonton.
Gnocchi (pronounced nyo-kee) is the name for round dumplings made with flour and potatoes, or with semolina or yellow polenta flour. They are perhaps one of the most ancient homemade pastas made by cutting small pieces from the dough and cooking them in boiling water. They can be purchased either commercially or made artisanally.
Individuals who do not have gluten sensitivities derive no nutritional benefit from eating gluten-free pasta and will find that traditional enriched pastas provide good nutrient value, such as iron, folic acid and other B vitamins.