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  • Sellers with hand-carts, bike-carts or Ape Piaggio cars offer a variety of specialities, most notably pani chi panelle, a kind of sandwich with chick-pea croquettes inside for about 1 Euro each, or sfinciuni, a kind of pizza with anchovies, tomatoes, onions, pecorino cheese, also 1 Euro each.

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  • But I come for homemade Italian specials - meatballs, Italian rice balls, Italian sausage, lasagna and sfinciuni (Sicilian pizza, made daily).

  • Francesco they offer a convenient antipasto sampler of such urban tidbits as: arancine (deep-fried balls of rice, peas, and meat ragù); sfinciuni (thick squares of light but greasy pizza variously flavored with onion, cheese, oregano, olives, etc.); and a miniature focaccia maritata—which is pani ca’ meusa “married” with ricotta cheese.



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  • A type of pizza originating in Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

    January 1, 2008