RagÃº (with a Ãº) is a brand of Italian-style sauce brand first sold in 1946â€”one of many consumer brands in the portfolio of Unilever, an Anglo-Dutch food giant. The company is most well known for selling jar packaged pasta sauce, but other products include pizza sauce. RagÃ¹ (with a Ã¹) is an Italian term for a meat based sauce. The word derives from the the French ragoÃ»ter (to revive the taste). Typical Italian ragÃ¹ include the ragÃ¹ bolognese (sometimes known as Bolognese sauce) and the Neapolitan ragÃ¹. A ragÃ¹ is usually made by adding meat to a soffritto (a partially-fried mixture of chopped onions, celery, carrots, seasonings, etc.) and then simmering it for a long time with tomato sauce. (A soffritto is similar to the French concept of the mirepoix.) Outside Italy, ragÃ¹ are very popular in Sweden, Greece, Japan, and the United States.