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Offline leopold

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what is it,pizzeria or pizzaria?
« on: January 20, 2006, 06:09:07 PM »
please enlighten me ,
I have always said pizzeria, but have seen many people refer to "pizzarias" in their posts .
Also , I would like to know the meaning of pizzaiolo .
Thanks
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Re: what is it,pizzeria or pizzaria?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2006, 06:23:18 PM »
1) piz·ze·ri·a

2)pizza maker

always feel free to consult your dictionary.

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Re: what is it,pizzeria or pizzaria?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2006, 07:02:45 PM »
leopold,

The way I usually try to resolve dilemmas like this one is to simply do a Google search using the term in question. Tonight when I searched "pizzeria", I got 4,840,000 hits. When I searched "pizzaria", I got 758,000 hits, plus a query on whether I meant "pizzeria". It seems logical that pizzeria would get top billing since the term pizzeria apparently derives from the Italian word "pizze" for pizza (plural form). Pizzaria is most likely derived from "pizza", which is the American term for what we refer to as pizza. Noteworthy also is that DiFara's, Patsy's, Grimaldi's, Bianco (Chris in Phoenix), Pepe's, Lombardi's, Totonno's, Uno's, Gino's East, Giordano's, and Malnati's all use Pizzeria in their names. That tells me that they must know what they are doing.

As for "pizzaiolo", I refer you to our Glossary for our best definition, at http://www.pizzamaking.com/pizza_glossary.html.

What I can't tell you about the term "pizzaiolo" is how to pronounce it.

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Re: what is it,pizzeria or pizzaria?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2006, 08:06:41 PM »
"Ria" is a common suffix for stores or places that sell food or other goods or services.  They seem to always use the plural form of the word as in Gelateria, not Gelatoria.  Hence, Pizzeria, not Pizzaria.  Pizzeria is an Italian word, thus, linguistically speaking,  Pizzaria is a misspelling, even as the occasional American (mis)spelling of the word.

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Re: what is it,pizzeria or pizzaria?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2006, 02:46:32 PM »
The same arguement was on a book published in 1995 in Naples. Actually, following neapolitan grammar should be "Pizzaria".... But everybody call it pizzeria.

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Re: what is it,pizzeria or pizzaria?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2006, 03:55:33 PM »
1) piz·ze·ri·a

2)pizza maker

always feel free to consult your dictionary.


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