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Stromboli (food)

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Stromboli (food)

Homemade stromboli
Type turnover
Place of origin Italy
Main ingredients Bread dough, cheese (typically mozzarella), meat or vegetables

Stromboli is a type of turnover filled with various cheeses, typically mozzarella, Italian meats such as salami, capicola and bresaola or vegetables. The dough traditionally used is Italian bread dough.


  • Preparation 1
  • Origins 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • Further reading 5


Many American pizza shops serve a stromboli using pizza dough that is folded in half with fillings, similar to a calzone.[1]

At other establishments, a stromboli is made with a square-shaped pizza dough that can be topped with any pizza toppings and is then rolled into a cylindrical shape and baked.


There are several claims regarding the origin of using the name stromboli for food in the United States.

Romano's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria originated it in 1950 in Essington, Tinicum Township, just outside of Philadelphia, courtesy of Nazzareno Romano. According to Romano, a friend suggested he name it after the recently released movie Stromboli.[1]

In 1954, Mike Aquino of Mike's Burger Royal in Spokane, Washington says he also named the sandwich after the same movie.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^

Further reading

  • Mariani, John (1999). The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink. Lebhar-Friedman Books. ISBN 0-86730-784-6.
  • Romano, Pete. Nazzareno Romano's Grandson
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