When Is A Pizza Not A Pizza..? When It's A Flatbread...

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When Is A Pizza Not A Pizza..? When It's A Flatbread...

Ok folks...Don't shoot me...I'am only the piano player..My DS was looking at our restaurants menus last night at WL and asked me what is the difference between a Pizza and a Flatbread..? confused ...So I quickly responded by saying " A pizza is round and a flatbread is oblong." ...But there's got to be more than that surely..Is the bread different in a Flatbread than in a Pizza..?Go easy on me, I'am from the land of Haggis where a Flatbread is when you put the loaf at the bottom of your shopping basket then place everything else on top of it... sarcastic

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Let me preface by saying that the only flavor of flatbread I've ever had at Disney is the Caprese, but I find the bread to be more difficult to cut/tear and more difficult in general to eat than the standard "NY style" pizza that is served pretty much everywhere else. I suspect that the breads are baked ahead of time and fixed to order, whereas the pizza would be completed raw and baked altogether. Both are good, but I do not see them as interchangeable. If I'm hungry for pizza, I'll pass right by Pinocchio's and go find real pizza. That being said, the Caprese flatbread is one of my favorite things to eat on property and is a must-do at least once per trip.


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I've only had the flatbreads at signature restaurants, but here is my take on them -
At Disney I find that flatbreads are have more gourmet and creative toppings. The sauces may be more exotic, and they don't necessarily the regular "marinara, meat, cheese" combination that you'll find on a pizza. Some of the Disney flatbreads also have a cold topping component, such as greens or slaw. Flatbreads are also much smaller than a full pizza, it's a single serve.

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Cheers Folks, and thanks Mr F for that link..Looks like I'll have to check them out and make my own mind up what I prefer,or I should say,my DS will decide..LOL..

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I think it has to do with what kind of bread/dough you're using. Yes, I would wager that most of the flatbreads use breads that are more pre-baked, and then baked again with the toppings on it. Whereas most pizzas would use just a dough that you only bake once you've topped it.

I keep getting tempted by the flatbreads at Pinnochio Village Haus, because they have a nice drizzle of balsamic on them that looks diviiiiiiine.