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      Panuozzo al Laghetto Fonteviva: Authenticity and Taste of Campania tradition

      Panuozzo is a unique dish that embodies the spirit and flavor of Campania, a region rich in culinary traditions. Originating from Gragnano, known for its excellent pasta production, the panuozzo is essentially a large sandwich prepared with pizza dough, cooked in a wood-fired oven and filled with a variety of fresh and tasty ingredients. This sandwich stands out for its crispy outer crust and a soft, fragrant interior, offering an authentically Italian culinary experience.

      Taste and Tradition: Panuozzo with Sausage and Friarielli from Laghetto Fonteviva

      Our pizza chef offers the best of Campania traditions, the panuozzo, available in two variants: with sausage and broccoli or with ham. Both versions are prepared with high quality ingredients, where the delicately sautéed broccoli rabe blends perfectly with the robust sausage or ham, offering an authentic and flavourful tasting experience.

      The History of Panuozzo: Origins and Spread of a Campania Classic

      Panuozzo was invented in the 1980s by a baker from Gragnano, Luigi Dell’Amura, who had the idea of using leftover pizza dough to create a sandwich . This innovative use gave rise to a product that quickly spread throughout Campania and, subsequently, in other Italian regions. The secret of panuozzo’s success lies in its simplicity and the quality of the ingredients, which reflect the Italian culinary tradition based on freshness and authenticity. Today, panuozzo is celebrated in numerous food festivals and has become a symbol of conviviality and taste.

      Laghetto Fonteviva: Traditional Recipes and Flavors of Panuozzo

      Preparing an authentic panuozzo requires passion and attention to detail. The dough, similar to that of pizza, must be left to rise for at least 24 hours to ensure its lightness and digestibility. Once leavened, it is rolled out and cooked briefly in a wood oven before being filled. At Laghetto Fonteviva, the panuozzo is prepared following a special recipe which features sausage and broccoli, typical ingredients of the Campania tradition. In addition to this combination, loved for its perfect balance between the intense flavor of the sausage and the sweetness of the broccoli, we also offer a variant stuffed with ham, making the panuozzo a favorite choice among our customers.

      Exclusive recipes from Panuozzo

      • Panuozzo Salsiccia e Friarielli: This classic panuozzo starts with a traditional leavened dough, rolled out and lightly cooked until golden.
        Next, it is generously stuffed with fresh local sausage and sautéed broccoli rabe, seasoned with salt and chilli for a lively flavour. Once assembled, the panuozzo is put back in the oven for a few minutes to blend the flavors to perfection.

      • Panuozzo Prosciutto and Buffalo: Another variant uses ham, thinly cut, and buffalo mozzarella from Campania, rich and creamy. These ingredients are arranged on a dough, then the panuozzo is finished in a wood oven until the mozzarella melts divinely.
      • Panuozzo ‘Nduja and Provola: For lovers of spicy flavours, panuozzo with ‘nduja, a spicy and spreadable Calabrian salami, combined with smoked provola for a contrast of intense flavours. This too is cooked in a wood oven to harmonize the flavors and give the panuozzo an irresistible crunchiness.


      Visit Laghetto Fonteviva to find out more about this traditional dish and to savor an authentic panuozzo from Campania, prepared according to tradition and served with passion.