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The Most Popular Italian Pizzas

Margherita pizza

Pizza is perhaps the most popular Italian dish that reaps success worldwide. One of the major factors that have contributed to pizza transforming into such a beloved food for young and old is that it is easy to make and always different.

Another advantage for which we love it so much is that it is affordable - you don't need a fortune to indulge in the Italian specialty.

Even though today there exist thousands of varieties of pizza, the best remains in Italy, where it was created centuries ago by the ancient Romans.

A curious fact is that a large number of Italian pizza chefs do not approve of putting tens of different ingredients in a pizza because this ruins the magic of the dough product. For example, nowhere in Italy will you find pizza with pineapple, since this is an entirely American spin on it.


Further, "pepperoni" means peppers in Italian. So if you're in Italy and you order such a pizza, the waiter would hear "peppers" and would never bring you a pizza with pepperoni salami because such does not exist there. Here is a list of the most popular pizzas in Italy that are worth trying.

1. Margherita pizza

"Margherita" is the classic type of pizza, prepared with relatively few ingredients - fresh tomato slices, parmesan, mozzarella, garlic. Italians prefer it due to its low calories in comparison to the other types. Traditionally it is baked in an oven with wood.

2. Neapolitana pizza

Neapolitana pizza

It is the most authentic and was created in the birthplace of pizza - Naples. It contains tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano, mozzarella and anchovies - products typical of the region.

3. Quattro formaggi pizza

In translation, its name means "four cheeses" and contains, besides tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, Gorgonzola and Provolone. To top it off, a thin trickle of olive oil is poured on.

4. Pizza with prosciutto

As evident from the name itself, this pizza contains the "prosciutto" ham, popular in Italy, aside from tomatoes and olive oil. Italian cheese is also added, preferably Ricotta.

Often, however, it is substituted with mozzarella, being more popular and widely available. In some regions of Italy, they complement the full taste of the ingredients with fresh arugula leaves.


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