Calamari is one of the most popular menu items around Bolingbrook and Oak Park for good reason, and it’s quickly become a family favorite with our Salerno’s Pizza customers. And while some may know, others ask “Just what is calamari?” Calamari is the Italian word for “squid”, though it may be difficult to recognize with its crispy batter coating! While the Italian dish is one of the best known, squid is a popular dish throughout the world – most prominently, in Europe and Asia.
Now you know what is in calamari, but the questions likely don’t stop there! What is calamari made of? What part of the squid is calamari?
Calamari is both a delicious appetizer at Salerno’s Pizza, but is it nutritious? Squid is a great source of protein, but it is also packed with vitamins and minerals. Iron, potassium, phosphorus, and B12 can all be found in a serving of calamari. So the next time you place an order, don’t forget to add this crowd favorite!
We’ve gone through what is calamari and why it’s so popular, so why not give it a try at Salerno’s Pizza? Whether it’s your first order of calamari or your hundredth order, we’re always happy to share our family recipes with you! Contact us with any questions, or order online in the Chicago area.