Before it became fashionable with royals, Neapolitan street-food vendors were cooking up a fried dish for peasants called pizza fritta.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Now it’s time for the squid ink pizza. As you might expect, this pizza is black.
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 1lb lobster (including the head) laid out on top a thin crust, mozzarella cheese, and burrata.
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.
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.
Fairly common in Brazil, where peas are allegedly one of the most popular toppings to find on pizzas.
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.
The pizza is served with grapes, bacon, gorgonzola, roasted red peppers, and a drizzle of honey.