pizzaiola

noun
piz·​za·​io·​la | \ ˌpēt-sə-ˈyō-lə How to pronounce pizzaiola (audio) \
plural pizzaiolas or pizzaiole\ ˌpēt-​sə-​ˈyō-​(ˌ)lā How to pronounce pizzaiola (audio) \

Definition of pizzaiola

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a pizza maker : pizzaiolo I've made hundreds of oven-baked pizzas and consider myself a pretty skilled pizzaiola, but my first attempt at grilled pizza was a nightmare.— Matthew Card specifically : a female pizza maker Sophia Loren, who portrayed a pizzaiola selling fried pizza in the 1954 film classic The Gold of Naples— Daniel Young
2 : a tomato sauce incorporating olive oil, garlic, and oregano that is typically paired with meat or pasta … ricotta and spinach dumpling with pizzaiola.The (London) Evening Standard

pizzaiola

adjective

Definition of pizzaiola (Entry 2 of 2)

: prepared with a pizzaiola tomato sauce (see pizzaiola entry 1 sense 2) used postpositively Cooking up an Italian veal pizzaiola with baked potatoes…— Annita KateeDishes include tuna croquette with puttanesca sauce, spaghetti and clams, polenta with scallops and citrus and monkfish pizzaiola.— Leeanne Griffin

First Known Use of pizzaiola

Noun

1999, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pizzaiola

Noun

borrowed from Italian, feminine of pizzaiolo, pizzaiuolo pizzaiolo; in sense 2, noun derivative of pizzaiola pizzaiola entry 2

Adjective

borrowed from Italian, short for alla pizzaiola (Neapolitan dialect â pizzaiòla), literally, "in the manner of a pizza-maker"

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“Pizzaiola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pizzaiola. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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