Mezzelune ([ˌmɛddzeˈluːne], from Italian, meaning "half moons"), also known as Schlutzkrapfen in South Tyrol, Tyrol and neighbouring German-speaking regions, is a semi-circular stuffed pasta, similar to ravioli or pierogi. The dough is usually made of white flour or buckwheat flour, durum semolina, mixed with eggs and olive oil. Typical fillings may include cheese (such as ricotta, quark, mozarella or Bitto), spinach, or mushrooms (e.g. porcini, chanterelles, champignons). There are also recipes with potato, meat, red beet or sauerkraut filling. The dish may be served with mushroom or pesto sauce, with salsiccia, with seafood, and/or with cherry tomatoes.
Mezzelune with seafood and pesto
Buckwheat flour based Schlipfkrapfen
Similar types of pasta are known as casunziei in Dolomites area, casoncelli in Lombardy, and cjarsons in Friuli.