Pizza is not just food, It's a Lifestyle
“I think of dieting, then I eat pizza.” – Lara Stone
Personally, I don’t know anyone who can resist pizza. So many diets were ruined for his beloved Italian cuisine. Now that we love this circle of life so much I think it is a necessity to learn all different types of Italian pizza.
There are so many styles of pizza all-round the word such as New Yorker, Parisian etc. but this article is dedicated to Italian pizza. In this article I am going to give you some information about kinds of Italian pizzas and the most popular Italian pizzas of all time. Keep on reading if you want to order a different type of delicious pizza next time you go to an Italian pizzeria.
Different Italian pizza types
We are going to discuss the 10 most famous types of Italian pizzas in this article. Although there are more than 30 types of pizzas all-round Italy since it’s a regional cuisine and in each region it has a unique recipe. Italian pizza styles range from thin crust to very rich crust with toppings.
Margherita is the most famous pizza of all the different kinds in the whole world. This cuisine consists of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. Although simple, this pizza is one the most delicious of all.
Pizza Marinara is made of marinara sauce (traditional tomato sauce), garlic and sometimes fresh basil and some oregano. This type of pizza can be a good choice for lactose intolerants and vegetarian people.
Pizza Romana is a common pizza style in Rome. It has a very thin crust and has a super crispy crust since it’s baked in an electric oven. Its toppings are tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and anchovies.
Pizza Capricciosa’s toppings are tomato sauce as always, ham, artichokes, mushrooms, olives and mozzarella cheese. This type of Italian pizza is very beloved all over the world.
This type of pizza is known as Viennese for it has slices of sausages from Vienna. This pizza is very popular among kids. The ingredients are tomato sauce topped with mozzarella sauce and Vienna sausages.
It is also known as Verdure. It consists of tomato sauce topped with mozzarella cheese and a combination of fresh different kinds of vegetables such as spinach, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, olives etc. It can be a perfect voice for people with a vegetarian diet.
This type of pizza is made of tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham and mushrooms. The thing that has made this pizza so unique is the fact that this pizza is folded in half.
Diavola pizza is made of tomato sauce, salamino piccante (hot salami) and mozzarella cheese. This can be a great choice for you if you like spicy foods. It is very similar to pepperoni pizza.
If you fancy a thick crusted pizza, this is a great choice for you. Traditionally thick crusted, this pizza is topped with tomato sauce, onions, fresh tomatoes, anchovies and strong types of cheese.
Pizza Napoletana is considered as the true Italian pizza. It comes from Naples and it’s topped with mozzarella cheese and slices of fresh tomato and seasoned with garlic.
Most popular pizza in Italy
We all have a favorite kind of pizza due to our taste, diet and preferences but have you ever wondered what kind of pizza is popular in Italy overall?
The answer is since margarita is the mother of all pizzas it also is the most popular pizza all round the world.
Pepperoni is one of the most popular pizza toppings specially in America hence, pepperoni pizza is one of the most liked pizzas as well. Keep in mind that pepperoni means peppers in Italian. Researches have shown that 36% of people order topped pizzas with pepperoni.
Cheese pizza, an all-time classic, is among the most popular pizzas all over the world. It is made out of a combination of different cheeses.
With the rise of vegetarian people and vegetable lovers, Vegetariana pizza has made it to the most popular pizzas as well.
To sum it up
Now that you have learned about different types of pizzas made in beautiful Italy, it is time to go to the best pizzeria in your town and order a different kind than you usually order. There’s an old saying in Italy that” if you want to understand if a pizzeria makes good pizza, you have to order margarita pizza.” Go ahead and order a margarita pizza right now and enjoy the actual, true taste of italy.
“You know what? Part of me just wants to eat pizza and go to sleep.” Gwen Stefani