There are so many types of pizzas that are available today. There is a lot of innovation that has been explored with pizza and we have soft, crunchy, thin, deep-pan, stuffed crust, gourmet etc. Italy is famous for its pizza and there are several standard pizza types that provide a template for the innovations and the gourmet versions.
Margherita pizza is one of the most popular pizzas and its simplicity ensures that it is a favorite of everyone. The ingredients used in this pizza are basil, tomato, mozzarella and oil. There are simple and complicated versions of this pizza. You can order it from the takeaway pizza Highton and see their take on it as well. Marinara is another simple recipe. It has tomatoes, oregano, garlic and oil. Some use basil in this pizza as well. You will be able to taste the freshness of the dough and the ingredients in this pizza. Quattro Stagioni or the four-seasons pizza is a popular pizza that has a lot of strong flavors. There are mushrooms, cooked ham, black olives, mozzarella, tomatoes and artichokes. Depending on the restaurants, there will be some additions to these base ingredients such as anchovies. Anchovies give some great savoury flavor and are something to be tried at least once. You can use it in other dishes as well to give a savoury kick. The placement of the ingredients is quite special as they will be placed in a specific quarter.
If you are a vegetarian, there are so many options you can try. A vegetable pizza will have aubergines, bell peppers, zucchini, tomatoes etc. There can be any roasted vegetable along with a type of cheese. If you are vegan, you can go without the cheese or choose a vegan cheese option. Another popular pizza that everyone loves is Quattro Formaggi or four cheeses pizza. The four cheeses used are selected from parmigiano reggiano, mozzarella, provolone, fontina, gorgonzola or stracchino. Eating this pizza will leave you satisfied for quite some time because of the amount of cheese used. Prosciutto e funghi is basically a ham and mushroom pizza as the name implies. The ham can be either cooked or raw depending on your preference. Capricciosa is a pizza that is quite similar to the four seasons pizza. The same ingredients except olives are used but they are all mixed together instead of being laid down in a specific order. The base for this pizza is tomato sauce.
Spicy salami is used in Diavola pizza and this is quite popular in the UK and US. This is known as a different name outside of Italy, however. It is called Pepperoni pizza. This is a standard pizza offered at all pizza outlets because of its high popularity. The Boscaiola pizza originated in Naples but you can find different versions of it all over Italy. Depending on the region it is made in, there will be certain local ingredients added to the recipe to give a unique flair. The topping generally has slices of sausage, mozzarella and mushrooms.