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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20035 Ashbrook Commons Plz, Ashburn, VA 20147
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Pomodoro Ice House
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$3.50 Delivery
21595 Smith Switch Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147
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Pomodoro Restaurant
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45591 Dulles Eastern Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166
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Broadlands Brickoven Pizzeria
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42882 Truro Parish Dr #110, Ashburn, VA 20148
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Rubino's Pizzeria
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43170 Southern Walk Plz, Broadlands, VA 20148
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The Dons' Wood Fired Pizza
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21018 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165
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Fire Works Pizza - Cascades
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$3.50 Delivery
21475 Epicerie Plaza, Sterling, VA 20164
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Merone's Buon Appetito
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$3.45 Delivery
43720 Trade Center Place, Dulles, VA 20166
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Giovanni's NY Pizza
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$5.00 Delivery
520 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176
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Good Fellas Dulles
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$4.00 - $6.00 Delivery
23520 Overland Dr, Sterling, VA 20166
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La Villa Roma Restaurant & Pizzeria
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$3.99 Delivery
305 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176
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New Yorker Pizza
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$2.99 - $5.00 Delivery
828 S King St, Leesburg, VA 20175
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Rubinos Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
2415 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171
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Gregorio's Trattoria
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$3.00 Delivery
1428 North Point Village Ctr, Reston, VA 20194
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Lucia's Italian Ristorante
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2531 John Milton Dr, Herndon, VA 20171
Sicilian Pizza in New York
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Joe's Pizza
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124 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038
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Joe's Pizza
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150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003
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Little Italy Pizza
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2047 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
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LaRustica Pizza
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1426 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
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Rocky's Pizzeria
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607 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10016
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Little Italy Pizza
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2 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016
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Joe's Pizza
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1435 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
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Little Italy Pizza
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50 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038
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Bleecker Street Pizza
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69 7th Avenue S, New York, NY 10014
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Little Italy Pizza
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958 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022
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Little Italy Pizza
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122 University Place, New York, NY 10003
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Angelo's Pizza
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1697 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
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Little Italy Pizza
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34 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010
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Little Italy Pizza
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167 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036
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Rosa's Pizza
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425 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Sicilian Pizza in Brooklyn
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Restaurant Piccolo's Pizzeria
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$2.00 - $6.00 Delivery
8774 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11214
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Anna Maria Pizza & Pasta
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179 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Mike Daddy's Pizza
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$3.90 Delivery
449 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Kennedy Fried Chicken
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2788 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11207
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Papa’s Pizza
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$6.90 Delivery
187 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Ganni's Pizza
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Free Delivery
652 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
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Mancini's Woodfired Pizza
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8504 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
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Mark's Red Hook Pizza
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326 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Pizza Daddy
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6422 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11204
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Antonio's Pizza
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$1.99 Delivery
318 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Beverley Pizza & Cafe
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Free Delivery
358 E 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11218
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The House of Pizza & Calzone
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132 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Nonno's Pizza
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Free Delivery
8816 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
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Da Nonna Rosa
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$2.99 Delivery
140 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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L'arte Della Pizza Brooklyn
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172 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Sicilian Pizza in Philadelphia
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Brandywine Pizza
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$1.50 - $3.50 Delivery
532 North 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Pizzallissimo & Grill
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$2.95 - $10.00 Delivery
1626 Dickinson St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
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Franco's Pizza
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$4.99 Delivery
2573 Tulip St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Cosimo's Pizza Cafe
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$2.00 Delivery
8624 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
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TNC 2 (Formerly known as Thin & Crispy)
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$2.99 Delivery
2563 Trenton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Randazzo's Pizza
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$2.50 Delivery
1826 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
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Evo Brick Oven Pizza
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$2.50 Delivery
277 W Mt Pleasant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119
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Shef's Pizza
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$2.50 - $6.95 Delivery
4330 Sheffield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136
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Da Franco Pizzeria & Ristorante
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$1.75 Delivery
742 Red Lion Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19115
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D'Oliva evoo Pizza & Grill
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$2.00 Delivery
1009 N Bodine St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
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Little Italy Pizza & Trattoria
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$2.00 Delivery
342 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Montesini Pizza
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$2.00 Delivery
6420 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135
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Top Tomato Bar & Pizza
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$3.00 Delivery
116 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Luigis Pizza Fresca
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$3.50 Delivery
2401 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Philly's Finest Pizza
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$2.00 Delivery
7962 Dungan Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19111
Sicilian Pizza in Bronx
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Patricia's Pizza of Tremont
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$3.00 Delivery
3883 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10465
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Loretta's Pizza
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3276 Layton Ave, Bronx, NY 10465
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Mario's Pizza II
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1011 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10459
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D'Angelo's Pizzeria & Restaurant
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1160 Pugsley Ave, Bronx, NY 10472
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Giovani's Big Pizza
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839 Prospect Ave, Bronx, NY 10459
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Mangia's Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta
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1760 Crosby Ave, Bronx, NY 10461
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Circle Pizza
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112 Hugh J Grant Cir, Bronx, NY 10472
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Goodfella's Pizza
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3661 Waldo Ave, Bronx, NY 10463
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Frank's Pizza
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Free Delivery
2823 Middletown Rd, Bronx, NY 10461
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Acapella 238 Pizzeria
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124 W 238th St, Bronx, NY 10463
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Jerome's Pizza & Pasta
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$1.50 Delivery
21 Bedford Park Blvd E, Bronx, NY 10468
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Nona's Pizza
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$1.50 Delivery
6100 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471
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Fa Bene Pizza
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Free Delivery
2197 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10453
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D'Angelo's Pizza & Pasta
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Free Delivery
902 East Gun Hill Rd, Bronx, NY 10469
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Bella Pizza
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$1.00 Delivery
19 W Fordham Rd, Bronx, NY 10468
Sicilian Pizza in Staten Island
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Ciro Pizza Cafe
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$4.00 Delivery
862 Huguenot Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312
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Mimmo's Brick Oven Pizza & Trattoria
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Free Delivery
15 Giffords Ln, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Amici Brick Oven Pizza
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$2.00 Delivery
6309 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY 10309
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Ti Amo Pizza
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Free Delivery
3555 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314
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Pizza Mia
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Free Delivery
529 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305
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A & S Pizza
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Free Delivery
87 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY 10301
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Bravo Pizza
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Free Delivery
413 New Dorp Ln, Staten Island, NY 10306
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Rossville Pizza
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960 Bloomingdale Rd, Staten Island, NY 10309
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Rosebank Pizza
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1372 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10305
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Joe & Pat's
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$3.00 Delivery
1758 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314
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Village Maria Pizza II
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$1.00 Delivery
768 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10314
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Prime Pizza Kitchen
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Free Delivery
1778 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305
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Brooklyn's Finest Pizza
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Free Delivery
1250 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305
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Mangia
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Free Delivery
7517 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY 10307
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Frank's Bay Pizza
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117 Broad St, Staten Island, NY 10304

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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