What is Pizza al Taglio?
Pizza al taglio or pizza al trancio is a type of pizza that was invented in Rome and is completely different from Neapolitan pizza just two hours away. Roman pizza is baked in large rectangular trays and is sold in rectangular slices, usually by weight. The pizza is also thicker and heartier with many different varieties of toppings including but not limited to, artichokes, asparagus, eggplant, potatoes, prosciutto, salami, sausage, zucchini, anchovies, and onions.
The idea is similar to fast food, where the priority is the taste and convenience. Pizza al taglio is definitely something you will want to try on a busy day of sightseeing in Rome, as you will not find this type of pizza back home.
Best Pizza al Taglio in Rome
Pizzarium is an institution that serves pizza by the slice for takeout near the Vatican Museum. Gabriele Bonci is very creative with his pizza toppings that changes from day to day, but there is always a large variety sure to please everyone. Their signature pizzas are tomato and oregano, and potato and mozzarella.