Maritozzo is a decadent pastry that is typically found in almost every bar and pasticceria in Rome.
The name maritozzo is an amalgam of marito (husband) and ozzo (dear little). Essentially made of a sweet roll made with yeast and eggs, which is split and then stuffed with fresh whipped cream, it’s deceptive simple looks belie its deliciousness.
It’s a hearty pastry, costing about 2.50 euro on average. And two of my favourite places for maritozzo is at il Cornettone or at Cecere. But be careful though, with all that cream, they can be rather fattening. Indeed, I did gain a lot of kilos eating this!