Meaning of panzerotto in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpanzəˈrɒtəʊ/


(also panzarotti)
  • An Italian dish consisting of a small folded half-moon or square of pizza or pasta dough, typically filled with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and prosciutto, and deep fried or baked. Chiefly in plural.


1960s. From Italian panzarotto, panzerotto from Italian regional (central and southern) panza, variant of pancia belly + -r-, connective element + -otto, augmentative suffix; the pasta is so called on account of its swollen shape.