|Place of origin||United States|
|Main ingredients||Bread dough, cheese (typically mozzarella), meat or vegetables|
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Stromboli is a type of turnover filled with various cheeses, typically mozzarella, Italian meats such as salami, capicola and bresaola or vegetables. The dough traditionally used is Italian bread dough.
At other establishments, a stromboli is made with a square shaped pizza dough that can be topped with any pizza toppings and is then rolled into a cylindrical shape and baked.
There are several claims regarding the origin of using the name stromboli for food in the United States.
Romano's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria originated it in 1950 in Essington, Tinicum Township, just outside of Philadelphia, by Nazzareno Romano. According to Romano, a friend suggested he name it after the recently-released movie, Stromboli.
In 1954 Mike Aquino of Mike's Burger Royal in Spokane, Washington says he also named the sandwich after the same movie.
- Mariani, John (1999). The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink. Lebhar-Friedman Books. ISBN 0-86730-784-6
- Romano, Pete. Nazzareno Romano's Grandson