Pizza pie is one of the world’s oldest grab-and-go items. In this version, the ingredients are beautiful in their simplicity: pizza dough, olive oil, plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil.

Italian To-Go Cuisine Gains Ground on Onsite Menus

Menu items marketed as distinctly Italian entice those grabbing a quick meal or snack on the run.

Only a quarter-century ago one of Americans’ favorite ethnic cuisines was known simply as “Italian.” For the masses, it shared the limelight with the other two ethnic biggies, Chinese and Mexican.

Just as Chinese of recent yesteryear is now included in today’s all-encompassing “Asian,” particularly in loftier dishes, so, too, has Italian been largely subsumed by the larger “Mediterranean.”

But lumping a truly gr

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