Are you a pizza lover as we are?

Out of all the culinary wonders to come out of Italy, pizza is probably the most popular!

Current estimates suggest around 5 billion pizzas are served around the world every year and we aren’t surprised at all – there really is nothing more delicious than Italian pizza.

If you’re having pizza in Italy you’ll find lots of delicious toppings to add to your pizzas including potatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, anchovies and many more. But pizza can be made with something less common and maybe unknown for you!

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The Most Common Pizza Types

Pizza Fritta | Deep Fried Pizza

Before it became fashionable with royals, Neapolitan street-food vendors were cooking up a fried dish for peasants called pizza fritta.

Stracchino e Rucola | Cheese and arugula pizza

Another pizza that you’ll find in Italy is known as Stracchino e Rucola. Stracchino refers to a creamy cheese that’s mainly produced in Lombardy, and “rucola” is Italian for arugula.

Ortolana Pizza | Eggplant Pizza

If you’re looking for a non-meat pizza full of flavour, the Ortolana style pizza is the one for you. “Orto” in Italian means “vegetable garden,” so Ortolana means something “from the vegetable garden.”

Margherita con mozzarella di bufala | Margerita pizza with water buffalo mozzerella

While many of us are familiar with the traditional Margherita pizza that has been around for hundreds of years, few of us could tell the difference between a Margherita made with fior di latte or mozzarella di bufala, two very important kinds of cheese in Italy.

Capricciosa Pizza | Ham, Mozzarella, and Artichoke pizza

Legend has it that chef Enea Dante Santerini created this legendary pizza for guests at Capricciosa and the Santerini family patented the recipe soon afterward.

Several Uncommon Pizza Toppings

Caramelised onions, apples, and goats cheese pizza

This tasty topping achieves the perfect balance of sweet and savoury – and maybe just a little bit sassy too. The crisp sweetness of the apples, creamy goats cheese, caramelised onion and a little thyme does make sense.

Squid Ink

Now it’s time for the squid ink pizza. As you might expect, this pizza is black.

Tuna Fish Salad

The pizza has become a fan favourite, despite its unusual form. The tuna salad is made in house, then spread onto the baked pizza crust, almost serving as the sauce.

An Entire Lobster

An entire 1lb lobster (including the head) laid out on top a thin crust, mozzarella cheese, and burrata.

Pizza For A Dessert

Coconut

Coconuts are abundant in Costa Rica, so it was only a matter of time before someone put them on a pizza. Strawberry balsamic pizza with chicken, sweet onion, and Applewood bacon, also surely a topping combination to try at least once.

Chocolate

More akin to a giant cookie than a pizza, this topping rejects the traditional cheese and tomato base and instead opts for a generous spread of melted chocolate.

Peas

Fairly common in Brazil, where peas are allegedly one of the most popular toppings to find on pizzas.

Bananas

Swedish pizza: the crust is thinner, different herbs are added to the tomato sauce, and it’s topped with some pretty unorthodox options -- like bananas and red curry.

Grapes

The pizza is served with grapes, bacon, gorgonzola, roasted red peppers, and a drizzle of honey.

About us

Enrico Wise a chef in an Italian restaurant, have travelled the culinary world to experience how pizza is cooked in different counties
Wherever you go in the world nowadays, you’ll be sure to find pizzerias full of a variety of different pizzas. People put plenty of varied toppings on their pizzas to suit their native tastes. For instance, it’s not uncommon to see Japanese restaurants serve their pizza topped with squid ink, corn, or mayo. Costa Ricans love coconut flakes, Indians like pickled ginger, and some Chinese like an eel as a topping! While all these variations are well worth a try, anyone who wants the real deal will have a close look at Italian pizza.
Buon appetito!

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