The Most Famous Types Of Pizza In The World

You can call it a trend, or you can call it delicious. Either way, types of pizza have grown to an all-time high. And why not? Pizza is one of the most popular ways to fill that empty void between lunch and dinner. Of course, no matter what style you prefer, there are variations from which to choose.

Types Of Pizza

Neapolitan Pizza

Neapolitan Pizza

Neapolitan pizza can be defined as a type of pizza prepared and baked in a wood fired oven. This style of pizza is extremely popular and is often imitated. Neapolitan Pizza is the only style of pizza that has been designated to the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN). The AVPN protects the heritage of true Neapolitan Pizza around the world. Therefore, only pizzas made in accordance with the AVPN standards can be considered “true Neapolitan pizzas”.

Chicago Pizza

Chicago Pizza

Chicago-style pizza is pizza prepared according to several different styles developed in Chicago. The most famous is the deep-dish pizza. The pan in which it is baked gives the pizza its characteristically high edge which provides ample space for large amounts of cheese and a chunky tomato sauce. The first known use of the term “deep dish” in relation to pizza was in 1957, when Edward Joseph DePretis, founder of Pizzeria Uno, and Rudy Malnati, Sr., an employee there since 1943, used the phrase to describe their creation.

New York-Style Pizza

New York-Style

New York-style pizza is a distinctively American style of pizza that originated in New York City in the early 1900s. It is traditionally hand-tossed and consists of a thin crust made with high-gluten flour and baked in a deck oven. The toppings are usually tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and various toppings such as sausage, pepperoni, and vegetables. New York-style pizza has been described as having a “characteristically thin, crisp crust,” usually covered with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and toppings.

Sicilian Pizza


Sicilian pizza (Italian: siciliana, often referred to as sfincione or focaccia with toppings) is a thick-crust or deep-dish pizza originating during the 17th century in Sicily: it is essentially a focaccia that is typically topped with tomato sauce and other ingredients. The term “Sicilian pizza” was first used in the United States in the late 19th century, to distinguish the variation from the Neapolitan type of pizza being made at the time. Today, it can be found across the island (and throughout Italy), but it is also very popular in Italian-American cuisine Sicilian pizza is a style developed in Sicily, Italy. Traditional Sicilian pizza is often thick crusted and rectangular, but also round and similar to a deep dish or Chicago-style pizza; it has an airy, spongy texture due to being baked in a pan with holes similar to a sheet pan.

Greek Pizza

Greek pizza, also known as Detroit-style pizza, has a crispy crust that’s slightly charred from the oven. It is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and toppings. Since it’s square, you don’t need to worry about cutting it into slices. This makes it an ideal pizza for parties or large gatherings. Greek pizza is typically cooked in a well-oiled pan to give the crust its signature crispiness. It’s also made with a special type of cheese that melts perfectly when baked in the oven.


After baking the Greek pizza, it is often garnished with fresh basil leaves or parmesan cheese to finish off the dish. The Greek pizzas typically have a thin crust and are made with dough that has been rolled out very thin then cut into squares or rectangles before being baked in an oiled pan until crispy on top and bottom. They’re usually topped with olive oil, tomatoes and feta cheese but can also include other ingredients like peppers, olives and onions if desired. The sauces used for these pizzas vary widely depending on what region they’re from: tomato basil marinara sauce (commonly called “marinara sauce” outside of Italy) or just plain old red sauce will do just fine!

California Style Pizza

California Style

California pizza is a style of pizza that originated in the late 1970s when Ed LaDou, a chef at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, began experimenting with new types of pizzas. The most famous one was made with smoked chicken, roasted peppers and goat cheese. The first dedicated California-style pizzeria was CPK (California Pizza Kitchen), which opened in Beverly Hills in 1985. The California-style pizza is often topped with ingredients from the more traditional Italian cuisine. It usually includes avocados, goat cheese, tomato sauce, olives and other ingredients.

Detroit Style Pizza

Detroit-style pizza is a pizza that’s baked in square pans and topped with Wisconsin brick cheese. The crust is thick and buttery, the sauce is made of whole tomatoes, and it all comes together to form an insanely delicious pizza experience. The history of Detroit-style pizza starts with Gus Guerra, who opened Buddy’s Rendezvous in 1946.

Detroit Style

According to legend, he was inspired by the deep-dish pizzas he’d eaten at Chicago restaurants to open his own pizzeria. He used blue steel pans from his auto parts business to bake his pizzas in, which created the signature square shape.

St. Louis Pizza

St. Louis pizza, also known as Imo’s Pizza, is one of the most beloved pizza types in the world. The pizza features a thin cracker crust, which means that it is crunchy and crispy. There are many different toppings to choose from, but there is only one type of sauce. St. Louis pizza uses Provel cheese, which has a flavor that is similar to provolone.

St. Louis

This type of cheese gives the pizza a unique flavor that makes it stand out from other pizzas. The best thing about this pizza is that it can be served with some of your favorite toppings and sauces on top of it. The main reason why people love this type of pizza is because it has a distinct taste that makes it stand out from all other types of pizza.

Roman Pizza

Roman  The most popular style of pizza in Rome is thin-crust pizza baked in a wood-fired oven. In Roman pizzerias, you’ll find pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice), which is sold on large rectangular trays and cut to order. The most common toppings are mushrooms, artichokes, and prosciutto crudo. While this type of pizza may be served as an appetizer or snack at home, it’s usually eaten as a main dish on the go. There are countless specialty pizzerias in Rome that offer their own variations on the classic Roman style.

Cuban Pizza


Cuban pizza (Spanish: pizza Cubana) is a variation of the Margherita pizza that originated in Cuba and is popular in Latin America. It is usually topped with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, ham, bacon, ground beef, and onions. The name derives from the fact that it involves a large number of ingredients on top of the pizza, like a “Cuban sandwich”, often including salami and/or sausage. The exact origins of Cuban pizza are unknown, but it is believed to have been introduced by Italian immigrants from Naples to Cuba and then spread throughout Latin America.

Quad City Pizza

Quad City

Quad City-style pizza is unique to the Quad Cities area of Illinois and Iowa. This style closely resembles a deep-dish pizza, with a crust that is slightly thicker than the more popular Chicago style. The “Quad Cities” refers to the Illinois cities of Moline, Rock Island and East Moline, and the Iowa cities of Davenport and Bettendorf. Quad City-style pizza has a yeast-leavened dough that is rolled out thinly, then baked in a well-oiled pan until the crust rises and becomes crispy on the edges. The toppings are loaded on top of the cheese, which sometimes comes in large curd form. The pizza is then baked uncovered. After baking, the pizza is topped with an uncooked tomato sauce containing chunks of tomato.

Grandma Pizza


Grandma Pizza, also known as Square Pizza, is a style of pizza made by Sicilian immigrants to the New York City area. A relatively thin pizza that is baked in a square pan and sold by the slice. The crust is crispy on the exterior and soft and chewy on the interior, with sauce on top of the cheese. The pizza features a thin crust made from a simple dough (usually consisting of flour, salt, water, and yeast) rolled out into a rectangular shape and topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. It’s typically cut into squares or rectangles (hence “grandma pizza”), though some purists insist that it only be sold by the slice.

Bagel Pizza


The Bagel Pizza is a great alternative to regular pizza, it has a different flavor and texture than traditional pizza. Bagel-style pizzas are becoming more popular in NYC and other parts of the country. This is a very quick and easy way to make your own bagel pizza at home. All you need are some bagels, sauce, cheese and toppings. This one is pretty simple: I used an everything flavored bagel (my favorite), topped it with mozzarella cheese and some sliced tomatoes.

Breakfast Pizza


Breakfast pizza is a type of pizza prepared using breakfast items, and is served for breakfast or brunch. It typically contains egg, cheese and meat items. Common ingredients include bacon, ham, sausage and hash brown potatoes. Pizza with breakfast items has been available from some United States fast food restaurants since the 1980s, but it is not a common menu item in other countries around the globe.

Dessert Pizza


Dessert pizza is a type of sweet pizza. The dessert pizza can be a variation on the savory dish with sweet toppings, such as fruit and sugar-flavored sauces, or it can be a pizza version of other desserts such as chocolate, caramel and pecan bars.

Types Of Pizza Crust

Thin Crust Pizza

Thin Crust Pizza

Thin crust pizza is typically found in New York, Chicago, and California. It has a very thin, cracker-like crust with only a small amount of tomato sauce and cheese. This style of pizza is prepared quickly and cooked in a very hot oven to give it a crispy crust. Many people consider this type of crust the best kind because it offers the perfect balance between crispiness and chewiness.

Thick Crust Pizza

Thick Crust Pizza 

This type of crust is common across the country. The dough has a greater amount of air bubbles to make it thicker than traditional thin crust pizza. The thickness is achieved by allowing the dough to rise two times before baking it in the oven. This style of pizza is characterized by a fluffy outer edge with a chewy center that can easily be folded over so you can eat it like a sandwich.

Which Pizza Is The Most Delicious And Popular?

Pizza is a popular dish. It’s made in different ways but the most famous is Italian-style pizza. It’s made with dough, tomatoes, and cheese. In Italy, there are many different types of pizza. The most original one is Neapolitan Pizza.

What Are The Top Pizza Toppings?

The most popular pizza toppings in the world are probably cheese and pepperoni. In fact, a survey by the American Pizza Community showed that pepperoni was the most popular pizza topping in the United States, with 36% of Americans putting it on their pizzas.

What’s The Best Cheese For Pizza?

As you might expect, the best cheese for pizza is one that melts well and has a pleasing flavor. In the United States, that means mozzarella by a wide margin — it’s not even close. But cheese types vary widely from country to country. Mozzarella is so popular in America because it’s widely available and easy to find at a good price.


So, I have been wanting to talk about types of pizza for a while on Saved By The Max. It is my favorite food after all. I do not remember how old a child it was that I discovered how good pizza was. I also do not remember when exactly it became an obsession of mine however, suffice to say that it has been well over 5 years. The best part about pizza is its versatility. There are so many different combinations of toppings, crusts, and bread that you can use to make so many different types of pies. Every region tends to put its own spin on pizzas as well.


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