Hailing from the streets of Napoli, the Panozzi was created to serve as a quick, delicious lunch for the working-class in the modernist period in Italy after World War II. Never seen before in South Florida, it’s now available for lunch only in Sunset Harbour on Miami Beach at La Moderna.
This distinctive Italian street food is shaped like a big sandwich, made rom high-quality pizza dough and baked in the handmade Stefano Ferrara wood-burning oven. The interior of the Panozzi can be stuffed with a variety of cheeses, meats and vegetables.
The dough is baked flat, and once done it is pulled from the oven, stuffed and then given a second pass in the oven immediately before consumption. Served with a side salad, this lunch is distinctive, filling and delicious. Panozzi options at La Moderna include:
Broccola: served with broccoli rabe, bufala mozzarella and italian sausage
Con Polpette: served with meatballs and tomato sauce
Bresaola: served with bresaola, arugula, cherry tomatoes and parmigiano
Al Pollo: served with grilled chicken, avocado, lettuce and tomato
Prosciutto: served with prosciutto, mushrooms and bufala mozzarella