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La Masardona


"La Masardona has been specialising in deep-fried calzoni since the 1930s, when head chef Enzo Piccirillo’s family began selling them to hungry market labourers heading home from work. Intriguingly, the pizzeria is named after a formidable female forebear of Piccirillo’s, whose job as “La Masardona” was to deliver secret messages verbally between revolutionaries. It appears everybody has finally got the memo though, as the scruffy Case Nuove district’s best-kept secret is now widely acknowledged as the temple of fried pizza in Italy."

— The Guardian