In Philadelphia where I grew up, Stromboli could be found in every pizzeria. When I moved to the New York area, most of my friends didn’t know what it was or they didn’t think they knew. They called it pepperoni roll or pepperoni bread. I did a little research. According to my old friend Wikipedia, Stromboli is said to have originated in the Philadelphia area. So, I think it’s safe to say that Stromboli is the proper name.
Stromboli is basically, pizza dough that has been rolled out into a rectangle, layered with pepperoni (or in this case salami) and mozzarella, rolled like a jelly roll and baked till golden. It’s a great, less messy alternative to pizza. It’s easy to make and everyone loves it. Keep Stromboli in mind the next time your watching your favorite sports game or a kids birthday party. It’s great for those times when you need to feed a crowd.