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Pizza in a cone?

In all of our years living in Italy, this was the fist time we'd seen this! Yes, on a warm summer afternoon, after hitting the Pozzuoli beach, you might enjoy strolling through the little town's central piazza enjoying one of these - a pizza cone! That's right, it's a speciality of the local restaurant, GRANO 3.0. They call it their "innovative" pizza - a Neopoletana pizza, wrapped up in a dough "cone." Since it was a big hit with the locals, we had to check it out too.

We tried Pizza Bocconcino, made with mozzarella, tomatoes, olive oil and basil. As well as Pizza Parmagiana, with scamorza cheese, eggplant, fresh basil and olive oil. Delizioso! The dough was sweet and the ingredients were fresh and tasty. It was also neater than eating a regular pizza, which is why it was popular at night for many teens to order pizza cones to enjoy as they walked the town square with their friends. Usually, Italians aren't into walking and eating, but the pizza cone proved an exception.

The same town square features walk-up restaurants that serve a more American fare - hamburgers, hotdogs, etc. The spicy chicken wings were a little taste of home for me, but the pizza cone stole the show!

Buon appetito!

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