Pasta lovers, rejoice! World Pasta Day is just around the corner (October 25th). If you’re in any doubt about how to celebrate this year, may we suggest a steaming bowl of the good stuff?

Victoria’s Venetian-Italian eatery TOZI Restaurant & Bar has given us the recipe for one of its pasta dishes, Buffalo Ricotta Ravioli with Black Truffle. Try it out yourself by making it at home … or swing by TOZI and order one from its extensive menu of delicious small plates.!


For the dough:

500g plain soft flour

5 eggs

5ml olive oil

For the filling:

250g buffalo ricotta

20g grated parmesan

Salt & pepper

To serve:

300ml vegetable stock

A knob of unsalted butter

Pinch of salt

A sprinkling of grated black truffle


Place the flour in the mixing machine (or use a large bowl with a hand whisk); add the eggs and the olive oil. Mix until the dough comes together. The dough should be firm and dry.

Remove the dough from the bowl, cover it with cling film and let it rest in the fridge for few hours.

Place the ricotta in a chinoise colander and let it drain for 24h. Once ready, mix it with the parmesan, salt & pepper.

Fill a piping bag with the mixture and leave in the fridge until ready to use.

Stretch out the pasta dough (ideally using a pasta machine) until 1mm thick.

Dampen the surface of the pasta sheet with cold water; lay a knob of ricotta filling the size of a small walnut in the middle of the sheet 5cm apart from each other.

Fold the pasta in half and press out all the air around the filling.

With an 8cm pasta cutter ring cut the shapes in to half circles.

Cook the ravioli in salted boiling water for 3 minutes. In the meantime bring to boil some vegetable stock, add a pinch of salt and some butter. Cook down until creamy.

Drain the ravioli and add them to the buttery sauce.

Serve with shaved truffle on the top.

About TOZI

TOZI is an 80-seat, Italian restaurant and bar located in London, Victoria, specializing in Venetian cicchetti (small plates) and classic Italian cocktails. Inspired by the casual dining ethos of the Veneto region, TOZI puts the emphasis on quality, seasonal ingredients – sourced where possible from the best Italian producers. The food is designed to be shared amongst friends, family and colleagues in an informal, welcoming environment.

TOZI is open daily from 12:00 to 22:30 Monday to Friday and from 12:30 – 22:30 on Saturday and Sunday.

TOZI, 8 Gillingham Street, London, SW1V 1HJ | Reservations: 020 7769 9771 |