cia·​bat·​ta | \ chə-ˈbä-tə How to pronounce ciabatta (audio) \

Definition of ciabatta

: a flat oblong bread having a moist interior and a crispy crust

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Along with pizzas from a wood-burning tile oven and a healthy roster of cocktails, beer and wine, QPV does a simple ciabatta that delivers big flavor with a deli-sized pile of sliced salami, melty Gouda cheese and spicy aioli ($10). Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "5 San Antonio sandwiches to eat right now," 2 Apr. 2018 Split ciabatta bread and grill until toasted, 1 minute per side, then rub each cut side with 1 large clove garlic and brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Grilled Squash Garlic Bread," 25 July 2018 Their ciabatta-size lithium batteries last a full day and hold enough power to help the rider (that would be us) climb any hill in four possible speeds: slow, medium, faster, and like-a-rocket., "A modern wonder — the electric bike — lets us relive the good old days in France," 11 July 2018 The crisp thin outer crust gives way to a surprisingly tender almost ciabatta-like texture inside that is eminently edible. Beth Segal,, "Il Rione Pizzeria: A passion for pizza in Gordon Square," 11 May 2018 One of these burgers is the Bluemound bacon burger that has a half pound burger patty, bacon, cheese, lettuce, onions, pickles, tomato and mayo, and is served on a ciabatta bun with a side for $9.99. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sandwich making is a science at Walt's Sandwich Place in Wauwatosa," 17 May 2018 The orchids were crisp and white, the servers were dangling baskets of ciabatta bread, and the owner, Menbere Aklilu, was blinking away tears. Rachel Swan,, "Patrons grieve end of popular Richmond restaurant: ‘A dagger to community’s heart’," 16 June 2018 Fresh ciabatta bread arrived at our table, warmed in the oven, made off-site by Central Bakery in Cambridge., "Sam’s Kitchen is a hidden gem in Woburn," 19 May 2018 The Kalua Sandwich is a good deal at $8, tender pork under Asian slaw on a ciabatta roll with a side of macaroni salad., "10 Cheap Eats destinations in Beaverton and Hillsboro," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of ciabatta

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ciabatta

Italian, literally, slipper

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