Made with simple pizza dough, the bread is baked in a wood-fired pizza oven, and it is then sliced lengthwise before all the desired ingredients are tucked inside. Then comes the final touch – a second, brief time spent in the oven – a step which gives the bread its distinctive crispy exterior and allows for the filling to blend perfectly with the bread. This is how you get that tempting and delicious Panuozzo.
Although the original filling consisted of pancetta, mozzarella, and arugula, nowadays, the choice for Panuozzo stuffing is limitless, offering a wide range of both savoury and sweet fillings. Typical ingredients include different varieties of Italian cheese such as provolone, smoked buffalo mozzarella, or Grana Padano, Italian meat products, polpette (meatballs), mushrooms, and vegetables. At the same time, the sweet versions usually contain Nutella, gelato, nuts, and powdered sugar. A recipe invented by Giuseppe Mascolo in 1983 in Gragnano in the province of the Naples, Italy as he fancied something different than Pizza. A tradition of baking Panouzzo passed from Father to Son as a source of pride for authenticity; Ciro, son of Giuseppe, runs a restaurant ‘Mascolo’ and serves his father’s invention until today to the World. It is never possible to have Authentic taste of Panuozzo outside Gragnano, especially in ‘Mascolo’ – an eatery which feeds the mouths of gourmets who jealously fondle the recipe.
However, Gino’s Deli attempts to break that notion and serves the ‘Authentic’ handmade Panuozzo in Abu Dhabi. The taste of Gino’s Deli’s Panuozzo is memorable and remarkable. The textured crust of bread, fresh and delectable filling, and organic – cardboard box packaging is unique and impressive. You will order it again and again (as Gino’s Deli is cloud kitchen) and drool at each bite.
Cloud Kitchen service is getting momentum in Abu Dhabi since a year and Gino’s Deli is standing on the summit. Professional service, hygienic packaging, excellent quality of food, and utter perfection in Delivery justifies Gino’s Deli’s competence with other similar brands; in fact, it is the only Panuozzo brand to rely on. Other than Panouzzo, Gino Deli has delicious Pasta, Appetizers, Salads, Beverages, and Desserts to offer to customers. Everything is top-notch and doesn’t disappoint in quantity. Although Gnocchi Pasta is cheesy and heavy to consume, its pesto and truffle version is worth enjoying.
By some people, the meal itself is a long delay between the appetizer and the dessert. Gino’s Deli’s every section of the menu is praiseworthy since it compliments each other. The Arancini and Mozzarella balls’ crisp outer part and soft inner core make you hungry. The aroma of fresh ingredients in Pasta tempts you to eat more. Salads make your appetite fulfilling, and Desserts and Beverages help you finish the meal on a pleasant note. Gino’s Deli gratifies your senses from every aspect and can be your next meal to order from Zomato.
Average Cost: AED 85 for two people (approx.)
Location: Al Dhafrah-Madinat Zayed Area Abu Dhabi
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