Italian White Pizza Menu

The Italian Restaurant Menus Collection from Maremma Italy

An Italian white pizza menu: the third in a collection of pizza restaurant menus from Maremma in Italy. A place loved by Italians for their weekend getaways and summer vacations, but as yet undiscovered by English or American visitors to Italy. And where great food is a natural part of daily life.

What is white pizza? Italian white pizza - called "pizze bianche" - is pizza without the covering of tomato-based sauce before the toppings are added. The white pizzas in this menu are made in a pizzeria and restaurant on the seafront at Pratorantieri in Follonica, one of my favourite places to eat out along the coast in Maremma. Here they bake "schiacciata" as the pizza bases, which gives the pizzas a whole new dimension in taste and texture.

Schiacciata in Tuscany is a type of "foccacia", an oven baked flat bread seasoned with olive oil and salt. Before baking, the surface of the dough is liberally indented - usually with the bakers knuckles - forming its characteristic surface "holes" when cooked. We eat it sliced open and filled with hams, salami and cheese etc, but it makes great thick-based pizza too!

The schiacciata of nearby Grosetto in Maremma is registered as "i Prodotti agroalimentari tradizionali italiani" - one of Tuscany's protected traditional Italian food products and so you're not just eating any old pizza if you eat a schiacciata version here!

 

The Italian White Pizza Menu

La Lanternina 2 Palmieri Restaurant
Le Pizze "Bianche"

SCHIACCIATA DEL MOZZO
Mozzarella, tonno, cipolla, pomodoro fresco, origano
Mozzarella cheese, tuna, onion, fresh tomato, oregano

SCHIACCIATA DELLA SIRENETTA
Mozzarella, panna, gamberetti, rucola
Mozzarella cheese, cream, small prawns, rocket salad

SCHIACCIATA AL PROSCIUTTO CRUDO
Mozzarella, prosciutto crudo
Mozzarella cheese, Italian cured ham

SCHIACCIATA ESTATE
Mozzarella, pomodoro fresco, prosciutto crudo, basilico
Mozzarellla cheese, fresh tomato, Italian cured ham, basil

SCHIACCIATA DEL CONTADINO
Mozzarella, cipolla, uova, asparagi
Mozzarella cheese, onion, eggs, asparagus

SCHIACCIATA VALTELLINA
Mozzarella, bresaola, rucola
Mozzarella cheese, air-dried salted beef, rocket salad

SCHIACCIATA TIROLESE
Mozzarella, speck, gorgonzola
Mozzarella cheese, a salt-cured and smoked ham, gorgonzola cheese

SCHIACCIATA RUSTICA
Mozzarella, pomodoro fresco a crudo, rucola
Mozzarella cheese, fresh and raw tomato, rocket salad

SCHIACCIATA CAPRESE
Mozzarella, pomodoro fresco a crudo, origano
Mozzarella cheese, fresh and raw tomato, oregano

SCHIACCIATA QUATTRO FORMAGGI
Mozzarella, formaggi, ricotta, gorgonzola
Mozzarella cheese, cheeses, ricotta, gorgonzola

SCHIACCIATA VEGETERIANA
Mozzarella, verdure fresche, olio di oliva
Mozzarella cheese, fresh vegetables, olive oil

CARBONARA
Mozzarella, uovo sbattuto, pancetta, formaggio grana
Mozzarella cheese, beaten egg, dry-cured pork similar to bacon, Grana cheese which is similar to Parmigiano

 

 

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