In Milan you can eat in some of the most exquisite restaurants in the world or grab a panzerotti, a pocket of soft billowy dough that tastes like a closed pizza from a street side shop down from the Duomo. I had mine standing in line with my Italian cousins on a rainy October afternoon with about 30 other munching Milanese savoring every bite at Luini’s panificio on Via S.Radegonda 16.
City dwellers and in-the-know tourists line-up by the dozens for Luini’s famous doughnut-like pizza. A gastronomic specialty from Puglia, panzerotti were brought to the Milan in 1949 by Giuseppina Luini seeking her fortune in the post-war Lombardian capital of the north.
Tomato and mozzarella cheese are classic but there are other sweet and savory fillings for this doughnut-like pizza on the go. Luini’s panzerotti has gained such popularity that the Mayor of Milan’s Municipal seal of approval is the back of the sack.