Pinsa Romana – Our New Favorite Pizza Trend

Pizza is clearly an American obsession – pizza restaurants in 2019 made over 46 billion dollars. So how could we come up with another way for pizza to be made and eaten? Well we didn’t actually come up with a new pizza, but we have adopted a new style of pizza. We are currently in this amazing cooking craze where everyone is getting back to basic rustic recipes with a more farm-to-table style vibe. So it’s no wonder that there has become a bigger focus on this style of pizza across the country. Here is a quick summary of all things pinsa romana. 

Pizza Types – There are so many different styles of pizza, not to mention types. Truth be told, I am very picky about my pizza. In fact I prefer tomato pie or white pizza to anything else. But in the different places I have lived and traveled it has been pretty interesting to see which types of pizza are around. I found this graphic and I think it has the easiest descriptions of the major styles of pizza that can be found in the U.S. I really like it because of the basic descriptions and the images to match. 

Pinsa Romana History – So pinsa romana style can trace its origin back to the Roman Empire – so it is definitely not new. Pinsa comes from the Italian word “pinsere” which means to stretch. The dough is hand-made and in more of an oval shape. Pinsa tends to be a cloud like dough that is very lightweight. It is lower in gluten because it is a wheat, rice and soy flour combination. It is said to be easier to digest and herbaceous. The texture of the dough is supposed to be crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside – which is how I like ALL of my breads.     

Recipes – So there are several recipes online – but all of them have the same basic ingredients in regards to the flour ratios. I looked all around and this is still such a new trend that there really aren’t a ton of recipes online for it! So here were some of the major ones I found that had some reviews and looked to be legit. As always, your pizza toppings are your own and can really make or break any pizza you make. I can’t wait to try them myself!

This is a great webite with a very user friendly recipe.

Pinsa Romana - Roman Style Pizza

I love this pictures on this webpage to show you how to make the dough

Pizza dough type grip Romana

Here is another great website for a pinsa romana recipe

Kürbis-Apfel-Schafskäse Pinsa Romana

Pinsa Romana was an exciting food trend to discover especially for someone who has Italian roots. I love the idea that it follows the farm-to-table trend that I love, that isn’t heavy on the gluten, and has great texture. I also love foods that are easily adjustable to your palette. So get into the pinsa romana trend and let us know what is your favorite style of pizza! 

Lauren Cop is a part-time SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) of Irish Twins and Senior writer/editor ciao_laurencop_sig-01of the Olive Shoe Blog. Currently Lauren and her family live in Tallahassee, FL where she teaches at a local pre-school. A Clemson fanatic, alumni and general sports enthusiast. She loves reading, gardening, food, and traveling. Follow her Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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  1. Hi, Great article, I have been involved for years in the training and certification of the Pinsa Romana product in the world.
    I would like to allow myself to recommend the website of the inventors of the Pinsa Romana in 2001 for all the insights.


    1. I appreciate the comment this is definately a great resource! Thank you for sharing and I look forward to learning more about this process.


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