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‘Bunga Bunga’ pizza satirises Berlusconi scandal

The ‘spicy and wild pizza’ is a satirical comment on the alleged sex parties that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is said to have hosted at one of his villas.

Marcin Konieczka grinds black peppers to spice up a
Marcin Konieczka grinds black peppers to spice up a "bunga bunga" pizza at the "A Modo Mio" pizza restaurant in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.
Image: Czarek Sokolowski/AP/Press Association Images

A RESTAURANT IN Poland is selling a pizza it describes as a ‘satirical commentary’ on a scandal centered on Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi.

The pizza consists of anchovies, figs, spinach and prosciutto. Some of the ingredient names – figs and black pepper, for example - have sexual double meanings in Italian and Polish. Restaurant owner Walter Busalacchi says he is trying to make people “laugh about what is going on in Italy.”

The “bunga bunga” pizza is advertised as ‘spicy and wild’ – just like the alleged parties thrown by the Italian premier, reports Forbes.

Italian prosecutors say Berlusconi paid for sex with a Moroccan minor and used his influence to try to cover it up. They have filed documents identifying 33 women who allegedly prostituted themselves during parties at Berlusconi’s villa near Milan. Berlusconi has denied any wrongdoing.

Additional reporting by AP

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