pizza ripieno

/PEETS-tsah ree-PYEH-noh/
[Italian] plural pizze ripiene

"Stuffed pizza". Calzone. Pizza dough cut into circles stuffed, and folded over so that they become half moon shaped. Popular in Campania, Puglia and Basilicata. The filling might be ham and cheese, or salami, or onions, olives, anchovies, capers and cheese. In Puglia calzoni are smaller and may be either baked or fried. Efforts are being made to secure DOC status for this type of pizza, protecting and standardising the ingredients.

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