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sardenaia

cheese-less Ligurian pizza

Topped with tomato sauce, anchovies, basil, salted olives, capers, garlic and oregano.

Another name for it is sardenària or piscialandrea (alternatively pisciadèla, pisciarà or pisciaràda), which some Ligurians claim is older than Neapolitan pizza: the name apparently goes back to the 16th century and possibly derives from pizza all' Andrea Doria (or even piace all'Andrea, 'Andrea likes it')—named after Genoa's famous late Renaissance admiral.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: turismoinliguria