Exploring the Diverse World of Pizza Styles

The mere utterance of word, ‘Pizza’ conjures an image of melted cheese, crispy crust and tangy sauce – an icon of comfort food. But did you know that beneath this seemingly simple dish lies a world of incredible diversity? From the thin and foldable New York slice to the deep extravaganza of Chicago pizza styles, there is a delightful twist based on traditions and regional flair. 

Neapolitan pizza [Italy]

The Neapolitan pizza hailed from Naples in Italy. 

  • A thin, hand stretched disc of dough is cooked in a scorching wood-fired oven at extremely high temperatures.
  • You get a blistered, slightly charred crust that gives way to an airy soft interior.
  • Commonly topped with San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese and a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Purists can sprinkle basil and a pinch of salt to any kind of toppings.

To achieve a genuine Neapolitan pizza taste requires adherence to strict guidelines. 

New York pizza [America]

New York City in America is the melting point of cultures and boasts its own iconic pizza style. 

  • NY pizza is large with foldable slices but the curst is thin and crispy.  
  • The simple toppings include tangy tomato sauce coated generously with low-moisture mozzarella cheese.

Walk down any street in the Big Apple and your will find countless shops offering iconic slices, perfect for a quick and satisfying meal on-the-go. For an authentic New York experience, you can invest in Delivita Diavolo pizza oven, where the intense heat creates a signature char on the crust. 

Delvita offers a collection of high-quality gas and wood-fired pizza ovens made in Yorkshire. It is eco-friendly and portable, ideal for new and professional chefs. BBQs 2U are authorised dealers, so you can buy from them with an assurance that the validity of warranty will be taken care of [if necessary]. 

Chicago style

Chicago’s contribution to the pizza style is an indulgence. 

  • The deep extravaganza involves a buttery, flaky crust that rises high like a fortress, cradling a generous amount of chunky tomato sauce, mountain of gooey mozarrella and your choice of toppings. 
  • Chicago deep-dish pizza cannot fold due to its sheer volume, so you need to enjoy it with knife and fork. 

Masterbuilt 1050 is a versatile grill/smoker and you can make delicious homemade pizza. You can roll your own dough and create your favourite pizza toppings. The oven provides a unique flavour to your pizza. It cooks quickly at high temperatures, resulting in a crispy crust and perfectly melted cheese. 

Detroit style

The Motor City boasts its own take on the pizza style.

  • A rectangular pan pizza with a thick, focaccia-style crust caramelized to perfection in the corners of a special square pan.
  • Seasoned with automotive part called ‘Motor City Mat’. 
  • Across the top, you will find a generous layer of brick cheese, a tangy tomato sauce and your choice of toppings spread all the way to the edge of the crust. 
  • Red Top is the local favourite. It features pepperoni underneath the cheese for a crispy and delicious bite.

The world of pizza styles is numerous. From Sicilian Pie to Californian style with gourmet toppings, there are countless regional variations. However, with your own Delvita or Masterbuilt ovens, you can experiment and discover your own style!