The word spianata means 'flattened', and describes this pitta-style bread that's especially popular on Sardinia. Sometimes it's used to form a sandwich around various fillings, and sometimes it served as it is, as a thin focaccia-like pizza spianata.
It can also refer to a sweet and spicy salame called spianata romana, made from pork shoulder, pressed between two wooden planks and cured; its nickname is the 'mortadella romana'. They also make a spicy version in Calabria.
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