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Schiacciatine da Valè, Lisa’s Version

Focaccine da Valè

If you’ve been to Forte dei Marmi, you’ve been to Valè. An institution in this celebrated Italian beach town since 1924, Lisa used to take her children to this focacceria every afternoon in the summer to get the focaccine while they were hot! Now, with a change in ownership, the place has gotten super fancy- they even serve Aperol Spritz! But this locale will forever be burned into Lisa’s memory in its 1990s version, with its family owners pushing the dough into the large ovens and her children clamoring for more schacciatine.

Can’t make it to Forte this summer, or do you have a craving for this Italian beach town treat while you are stateside? Lisa has you covered! Here is her recipe to recreate that Valè experience outside of Forte.

Schiacciatine da Valè Ingredients:

 Schiacciatine da Valè

1 lb of pizza dough, either store bought or home made

Flour for rolling the dough out

Coarse sea salt

Rosemary sprigs

Extra Virgin Olive Oil





Schiacciatine da Valè Directions:

Place 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil on a jelly roll pan. Meanwhile, roll out the pizza dough to a ¼ inch thick.

 Schiacciatine da Valè


Using a 4 inch diameter round cookie cutter or a water glass, cut circles out of the pizza dough. Place on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.

 Schiacciatine da Valè

With your fingers, make indentations in the dough.

 Schiacciatine da Valè

Place a few granules of sea salt, and rosemary leaves, top each one with a ½ teaspoon of olive oil.

 Schiacciatine da Valè

Bake at 425 for 10 minutes. Serve.

 Schiacciatine da Valè



  • Lisa Caponigri

    Lisa Caponigri is the author of This is Sunday Dinner and Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, published by Sterling Epicure. Both of Lisa's cookbooks brim with her memories of living in Italy, both as a child and as an adult raising her own family, anecdotes about her family, regional and seasonal Italian specialties, and all the advice needed to get a spectacular Sunday Dinner on the table, every Sunday of the year. She has developed a line of prepared foods and sauces called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Lisa debuted on HSN and has appeared on QVC. She has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Seattle's New Day Northwest, Good Morning Toronto, Chicago's WGNLunchbreak, and New England Cooks, to name a few. Lisa is frequently consulted as an expert in Italian lifestyle and food. Lisa Caponigri lives in South Bend, IN and travels frequently to Italy to research the latest in "la dolce vita". Visit to learn more about Lisa!

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