Italian Word of the Day:


The generic name for a baked sweet that is round in shape and made from ingredients such as flour, sugar, butter and eggs is torta (feminine, plural: torte).

The meaning of today's Italian word

Although cake is the most common translation in English, it may also denote a pie.

The meaning of today's Italian word

It comes from the Latin tōrta which means (pasta) ravvolta or rolled pasta.

Origin of the Italian word of the day

Example sentence:

Ho mangiato tre fette di torta e adesso ho mal di pancia.

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I ate three slices of cake and now I have a stomach ache.


If a torta is savoury instead of sweet, it tends to be called a torta salata which translates in English as savoury pie, savoury tart or quiche.

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