Pizza Oven and Cooks

Pizza Oven and Cooks

Pizza is a flat, circular, oven baked bread dish, usually topped with tomato, cheese (Mozzarella) and various toppings according to taste and locality.

Since the original Pizza the dish has evolved.

This article lists the different types of Pizza.



True Neapolitan Pizzas are usually cooked with Mozzarella cheese and tomato.

Fine ingredients should be used such as San Marzano tomatoes and Mozzarella di Bufala Campana.

According to the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana the genuine Neapolitan pizza dough should consist of wheat flour, natural Neapolitan yeast or brewer’s yeast, salt and water.

Lazio Style

Pizza in Lazio / Rome – as well as many other parts of Italy is available in two styles:

  1. Takeaway shops sell pizza rustica or pizza al tagio. Pizza is cooked in long rectangular baking pans and relatively thick (1-2 cms).
  2. Pizza restaurants serve pizza in a dish in a dish in its round shape. It has a thin, crisp base different from the thicker Neapolitan style base.

Stuffed Crust

Pizzas evolved into the 21st century with some creative and original crust concepts. Crusts will usually be stuffed with cheese, tomato or cheese sauce.

Hot & Spicy

Hot spicy pizzas will typically use jalapeño or green chillies. Many spicy pizzas include a meat such as Pepperoni, Beef or Sausage.


There are many types of vegetarian Pizza around the world.

Western vegetarian pizzas are typically  have plenty of cheese and tomato with a mixture of ingredients often including onion, peppers, sweetcorn, pineapple and if desired jalapeños or green chillies.

Vegan Pizzas

Vegans will need a pizza without use of milk/eggs in the base, nor cheese on the pizza. Sometimes a vegan pizza will include vegan cheese, though often they can be tomato, Béchamel sauce or garlic oil topped to add flavour.


A Calzone (Italian for “stocking” or “trouser” or “drooping sack” or “hanging fold”) is essentially a folded Pizza. Made of ingredients similar to Pizza, it is folded to form a crescent shape, then baked in a Oven. It is usually stuffed with Mozzarella, Tomato, and other Pizza based ingredients.

Online Pizza

In the US, UK and in many western countries it is possible to buy online pizza over the internet. Without having to speak to anyone it is possible to order supremely tasty pizza.

Countries with popular regional Non-Italian variations

Various countries have created pizzas very different to typical Italian Pizzas, see the following list:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • India
  • Israel
  • Korea
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Thanks for reading our article on different types of Pizza.

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