We tested the panuozzo, an Italian pizza sandwich sold in Rennes (and it’s good)

The original panuozzo recipe is offered in this Rennes restaurant. (©Hugo Murtas / News Rennes)

It’s not really a pizza, nor a sandwich, nor a panini… it’s all three at the same time. Baptized on panuozzothis pizza sandwich from Naples aims to proudly represent Italian street food.

Good news for people from Rennes and Rennes: the fast food address coppalocated dovecote squareoffers this dish on the spot or to take away. News Rennes is going to have a snack.

The panuozzo recipe

The panuozzo is first oven puffed pizza dough. “It’s the same weight as a classic pizza, so it’s quite substantial!” “Comments Antoine Guerot, head of Coppa Rennes. Once the dough is out of the oven, the pizza maker cuts the bread lengthwise to add the filling.

There are several recipes but the original is with olive oil flavored with basil, candied cherry tomatoes, ham and slices of mozzarella.

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Antoine Guerot, manager of Coppa Rennes, presents the panuozzo in front of the restaurant. (©Hugo Murtas / News Rennes)

An idea launched during confinement

The panuozzo was launched when the restaurant could no longer accommodate its customers during the second confinement. At the beginning, the sandwich-pizza was offered only to take away in order to meet a very specific request. “Office workers and students are our first customers so we had to offer a quick and easy meal for lunch,” explains the manager.

Coppa Rennes sells some about thirty every day, for 200 pizzas. “Pizza remains our flagship product, but the panuozzo is becoming more and more popular. »

A street-food address

To cook its dishes, the brand coppa said to use “only quality products, most often of French origin”. It is distinguished by a fast mode of consumption, of the street-food type, but also by a service continuously.

Coppa Rennes is open from 11.30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 7 days a week. And the panuozzo is offered there throughout the day at the price of 7.50 euros.

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