What is Sicilian Pizza?

Sicilian pizza is a bread lover’s dream. The crust of a pan-baked Sicilian pie is similar to focaccia bread and offers the perfect crunch/chew ratio to support the zesty sauce and melted cheese on top. If you’ve never had a Sicilian slice before, you need to change that ASAP.

Sicilian pizza – and its close cousin sfincione – are especially popular in the Northeast. But, no matter where you live, you can find an authentic square near you for delivery or pickup on the Slice app.

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Sicilian Pizza Near You
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Rubinos Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
20035 Ashbrook Commons Plz, Ashburn, VA 20147
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Pomodoro Ice House
4.3(37)
Closed
$3.50 Delivery
21595 Smith Switch Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147
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Pomodoro Restaurant
4.5(148)
Closed
$3.45 Delivery
45591 Dulles Eastern Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166
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Broadlands Brickoven Pizzeria
New
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Free Delivery
42882 Truro Parish Dr #110, Ashburn, VA 20148
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Rubino's Pizzeria
New
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Free Delivery
43170 Southern Walk Plz, Broadlands, VA 20148
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The Dons' Wood Fired Pizza
New
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Free Delivery
21018 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165
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Fire Works Pizza - Cascades
4.7(449)
Closed
$3.50 Delivery
21475 Epicerie Plaza, Sterling, VA 20164
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Giovanni's NY Pizza
4.8(1490)
Closed
$5.00 Delivery
520 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176
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Good Fellas Dulles
4.6(537)
Closed
$4.00 - $6.00 Delivery
23520 Overland Dr, Sterling, VA 20166
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La Villa Roma Restaurant & Pizzeria
4.9(151)
Closed
$3.99 Delivery
305 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176
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New Yorker Pizza
4.6(628)
Closed
$2.99 - $5.00 Delivery
828 S King St, Leesburg, VA 20175
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Rubinos Pizzeria
New
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Free Delivery
2415 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171
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Gregorio's Trattoria
4.8(222)
Closed
$3.00 Delivery
1428 North Point Village Ctr, Reston, VA 20194
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Lucia's Italian Ristorante
New
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Free Delivery
2531 John Milton Dr, Herndon, VA 20171
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Buon Appetito
4.6(44)
Closed
$3.45 Delivery
13932 Metrotech Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151
Sicilian Pizza in New York
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Famous Original Ray's Pizza
4.7(694)
Open Now
Free Delivery
811 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065
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Lenz's Delicatessen
4.5(271)
Open Now
Free Delivery
514 E 20th St, New York, NY 10009
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Piazza Pizza & Grill
4.8(355)
Open Now
Free Delivery
1530 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028
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City Cafe
4.6(214)
Open Now
Free Delivery
35 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036
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Pizza Plus
New
Open Now
$6.90 Delivery
4 South St, New York, NY 10004
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Carve: Unique Sandwiches & Pizza
4.2(11)
Open Now
Free Delivery
760 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036
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94 Corner Cafe
4.5(141)
Open Now
Free Delivery
2518 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
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Ray's Pizza & Bagel Cafe
4.7(92)
Open Now
Free Delivery
2 Saint Marks Place, New York, NY 10003
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Avenue D Pizza
New
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$6.90 Delivery
15 Ave D, New York, NY 10009
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B&W Deli and Pizzeria
4.0(16)
Open Now
$4.00 Delivery
373 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
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Alphabet Fresh Pizza & Fried Chicken
New
Open Now
$6.90 Delivery
20 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
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Healthy Choice Gourmet Deli Pizza
New
Open Now
$2.00 Delivery
341 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
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La Amistad
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
2067 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029
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A Slice Of New York
New
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Free Delivery
727 8Th Ave, New York, NY 10036
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Leonelli Focacceria E Pasticceria
New
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Free Delivery
7 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016
Sicilian Pizza in Brooklyn
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Jimbo's Hamburger & Pizza Palace
4.5(27)
Open Now
Free Delivery
404 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Spiro's Cafe & Pizza
4.9(95)
Open Now
Free Delivery
942 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232
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Bella Pizza
4.5(42)
Open Now
Free Delivery
208 Livingston St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Doroj Fried Chicken & Pizza
4.9(146)
Open Now
$1.50 Delivery
2637 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223
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Kennedy Fried Chicken
5.0(39)
Open Now
Free Delivery
2788 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11207
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Oh Bagel Cafe
New
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$6.90 Delivery
1755 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230
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Coffee Break
New
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$5.00 Delivery
683A Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
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Bergen Beach Cafe
New
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Free Delivery
7112 Avenue U 1st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11234
Mendels Pizza
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
4923 18Th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
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Jerusalem Ii Pizza
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
1312 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230
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Metro Bagel & Cafe
New
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$2.49 Delivery
5811 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220
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Turkish Kebab House
New
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Free Delivery
2904 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
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Deli & Pizza
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
603 Avenue Z, Brooklyn, NY 11223
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Tony's Pizzeria
New
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Free Delivery
443 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
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Jerusalem Ii Pizza
New
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Free Delivery
1424 Avenue M, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Sicilian Pizza in Philadelphia
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Original Pete's Pizza & Wings
4.9(2583)
Open Now
$3.00 Delivery
7229 W Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19142
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J & J South Philly Pizza
5.0(704)
Open Now
$1.50 Delivery
1177 South 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Shak's Olde 2st Deli, Grocery & Pizzeria
New
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Free Delivery
1841 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
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Franco's Pizza
4.9(1360)
Closed
$4.99 Delivery
2573 Tulip St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Cosimo's Pizza Cafe
4.9(1536)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
8624 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
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TNC 2 (Formerly known as Thin & Crispy)
4.9(5299)
Closed
$1.99 Delivery
2563 Trenton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Randazzo's Pizza
5.0(4571)
Closed
$2.50 Delivery
1826 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
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Evo Brick Oven Pizza
5.0(4877)
Closed
$2.50 Delivery
277 W Mt Pleasant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119
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Shef's Pizza
4.9(3395)
Closed
$2.50 - $6.95 Delivery
4330 Sheffield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136
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Da Franco Pizzeria & Ristorante
5.0(791)
Closed
$1.75 Delivery
742 Red Lion Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19115
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Montesini Pizza
5.0(1985)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
6420 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135
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Luigis Pizza Fresca
4.8(1729)
Closed
$3.50 Delivery
2401 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Little Italy Pizza & Trattoria
4.9(435)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
342 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Top Tomato Bar & Pizza
4.9(677)
Closed
$3.00 - $4.00 Delivery
1107 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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D'Oliva evoo Pizza & Grill
4.8(569)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
1009 N Bodine St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Sicilian Pizza in Bronx
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Section 5 Pizza
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Free Delivery
133 Einstein Loop, Bronx, NY 10475
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Augie's City Island Deli & Pizza
New
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Free Delivery
520 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464
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Tony's Pizza
New
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Free Delivery
4189 White Plains Rd, Bronx, NY 10466
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Mario's Pizza II
4.9(1693)
Closed
Free Delivery
1011 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10459
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Patricia's Pizza of Tremont
4.8(2731)
Closed
$3.00 Delivery
3883 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10465
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D'Angelo's Pizzeria & Restaurant
5.0(2218)
Closed
Free Delivery
1160 Pugsley Ave, Bronx, NY 10472
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Giovani's Big Pizza
4.8(379)
Closed
Free Delivery
839 Prospect Ave, Bronx, NY 10459
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Bella Pizza
5.0(1438)
Closed
$1.00 Delivery
19 W Fordham Rd, Bronx, NY 10468
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Circle Pizza
4.9(800)
Closed
Free Delivery
112 Hugh J Grant Cir, Bronx, NY 10472
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Loretta's Pizza
4.9(963)
Closed
Free Delivery
3276 Layton Ave, Bronx, NY 10465
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Mangia's Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta
4.9(1025)
Closed
Free Delivery
1760 Crosby Ave, Bronx, NY 10461
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Goodfella's Pizza
4.9(839)
Closed
Free Delivery
3661 Waldo Ave, Bronx, NY 10463
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Acapella 238 Pizzeria
4.9(828)
Closed
Free Delivery
124 W 238th St, Bronx, NY 10463
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Fa Bene Pizza
4.9(479)
Closed
Free Delivery
2197 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10453
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Jerome's Pizza & Pasta
4.9(694)
Closed
$1.50 Delivery
21 Bedford Park Blvd E, Bronx, NY 10468
Sicilian Pizza in Staten Island
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Towne Deli & Pizzeria
4.9(4071)
Open Now
$1.00 - $5.00 Delivery
5373 Arthur Kill Rd, Staten Island, NY 10307
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Ciro Pizza Cafe
4.9(2747)
Closed
$4.00 Delivery
862 Huguenot Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312
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Mimmo's Brick Oven Pizza & Trattoria
4.9(1385)
Closed
Free Delivery
15 Giffords Ln, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Ti Amo Pizza
4.7(2257)
Closed
Free Delivery
3555 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314
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Amici Brick Oven Pizza
4.9(1446)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
6309 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY 10309
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A & S Pizza
5.0(3523)
Closed
Free Delivery
87 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY 10301
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Rossville Pizza
4.8(3380)
Closed
Free Delivery
960 Bloomingdale Rd, Staten Island, NY 10309
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Pizza Mia
4.9(2152)
Closed
Free Delivery
529 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305
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Rosebank Pizza
4.8(2097)
Closed
Free Delivery
1372 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10305
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Village Maria Pizza II
5.0(3523)
Closed
$1.00 Delivery
768 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10314
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Domenico's Pizza & Pasta
4.9(1694)
Closed
$3.00 Delivery
5838 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10309
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Bravo Pizza
5.0(1001)
Closed
Free Delivery
413 New Dorp Ln, Staten Island, NY 10306
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Brooklyn's Finest Pizza
4.7(3663)
Closed
Free Delivery
1250 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305
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Joe & Pat's
4.8(4391)
Closed
$3.00 Delivery
1758 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314
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Prime Pizza Kitchen
5.0(2282)
Closed
Free Delivery
1778 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305

Sicilian Pizza: A Short History

The simple definition for Sicilian Pizza is a thick crust pie with cheese and tomato. It is beloved by pizza lovers in the Northeast, but many other US cities and states bake and serve Sicilian slices.

Find the best Sicilian pizza near you and indulge yourself in a satisfying bite.

The Sicilian pizza we enjoy in the US today has a distant Sicilian ancestor from Palermo, Sicily.

And the slices we eat and love today were brought to the United States by Italian (Sicilian to be exact) immigrants in the early 20th century. The pie was adapted to American taste, and soon it became popular throughout the Northeastern and the United States in general.

What’s in a Sicilian Pizza?

The authentic Sicilian pizza made in Italy is called sfincione, which translates to a thick sponge. It is made with kneaded and proofed dough, topped with tomato sauce. The Sicilian pizza has a rectangle shape and is cut into square slices.

The dough is thick but spongy and fluffy because of the longer proofing time, and it resembles the focaccia bread dough.

The sauce is made with crushed tomatoes, onions, anchovies, herbs, and hard cheese like caciocavallo and toma. Often, the cheese goes on the dough first, and the tomatoes are put on top.

The Sicilian pizza widely spread and loved in the US has some slight differences from the original Sicilian pie. It is made with mozzarella cheese, and instead of crushed tomatoes, it has meatless tomato sauce on top. It can be made as a cheese-less, tomato pie and can have some additional toppings, too.

The dough for the Sicilian pizza is made from high-gluten, high-protein flour, yeast, water, and sugar. Local pizzaiolos knead it and leave it to proof for two, three hours, or more. It is then stretched in a well-oiled squared pan and is usually left to proof again for about 30 minutes.

No rolling or tossing is required.

The cheese is put on the dough first, so it won't burn, and it gets generously covered with tomato sauce. For extra crunchiness, breadcrumbs are added, and the completed pizza gets splashed with more olive oil before baking.

The olive oil on the pan's bottom makes the Sicilian pizza slightly fried and crispy, while the inside of the crust remains soft, chewy, filled with air bubbles.

Even though mozzarella cheese is typically used, some restaurants make the Sicilian pizza with more than one type of cheese, adding Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano Reggiano.

Vegans can enjoy a Sicilian slice without cheese or with a vegan cheese alternative. Gluten-free Sicilian pizza varieties are made with gluten-free flour.

Sicilian Pizza – nutritional value

A slice of delicious Sicilian Pizza can have from 250 to 500 calories. It is the toppings that make the difference. Try opting for a cheese-less or mozzarella-only Sicilian pie if you are trying to lower the calorie intake. With this simple swap, you will reduce the saturated fats and sodium intake, too.

The calories in the average Sicilian Pizza slice come from carbs (48%), fat (35%), and protein (17%).

Looking for a delicious Sicilian pizza for delivery near you?

Try the mouthwatering Upside-down Sicilian Pizza from Brooklyn Pizza Masters, or the delicious Sicilian squares from Peperino NYC Pizza. Both pizzerias are available for delivery or pickup with the Slice app.

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