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That’s Amore

Different kinds of pizzas

By Rasma RaistersPublished 2 months ago 4 min read

The heading is from the song “That’s Amore” made popular by Dean Martin. It includes the well-known line – when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore. Pizza is a lot like love, you just gotta have it.



Pizza Napoletana has a very thin crust at the base. The dough puffs up on the sides and if baked right develops charred “leopard spots”. The pizza is topped with a tomato sauce flavored with garlic and oregano and is topped with tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil leaves. The color combination of the ingredients is meant to represent the Italian flag,

Pizza al Taglio includes a variety of Italian pizzas that are baked in rectangular trays and sliced into squares. The dough is prepared with yeast and left to rise. It is topped with tomato sauce and olive oil. This pizza is usually baked, topped, and baked again.

Pizza alla Diavola is a spicy type of pizza where the dough is topped with tomato sauce, spicy salami, hot, chili peppers, and mozzarella cheese, Black olives can be added for extra flavor.

Pizza Capricciosa is a delicious pizza topped with tomatoes, mushrooms, artichokes, ham, olives, sliced hard-boiled eggs, and mozzarella. Additional ingredients can be sausages, capers, or anchovies.

Pizza Melanzane is an Italian eggplant pizza. The dough is topped with tomato sauce then slices of eggplant and mozzarella cheese. The eggplant slices are first fried, sauteed, or roasted before being placed on the pizza.

Pizza Rustica is a large pizza with a pastry-like crust on the top and the bottom. In between the crusts are ingredients like salami, ham, prosciutto, eggs, and Italian cheese like mozzarella, ricotta, Pecorino Romano, and Parmigiano Reggiano.


An Australian pizza has a dough that is topped with barbecue sauce, mozzarella cheese, bits of bacon, ham, and eggs. Other ingredients can be onions, garlic, mushrooms, or hot peppers.

North America


Hawaiian pizza is a Canadian creation. The dough is topped with ham, pineapple chunks, and cheese. Also, ham can be added.

Windsor-style pizza originated in Windsor, Ontario. The pizza has a medium-thin crust and is topped with tomato sauce with oregano, mozzarella cheese, canned mushrooms, and sticks of shredded pepperoni. The toppings go on top of the cheese. Other toppings can be green peppers and bacon.

Pizza-ghetti is a Quebec dish and I say you just have to be ready for the combination of pizza and spaghetti. The pizza is sliced in half and paired with spaghetti in tomato sauce on the side. Another variation is that the spaghetti is hidden under melted cheese on top of a pizza.

The US

California-style pizza has a thin crust and is topped with various toppings from shrimp to chicken to peanut sauce, barbeque sauce, goat cheese, and pineapples.

Stuffed pizza comes from Chicago, Illinois. In between a top and bottom crust are cheese, sausages, and vegetables. The pie is topped with tomato sauce before baking.

St. Louis-style pizza originated in the Midwestern city of St. Louis, Missouri. The crust is very thin and is topped with Provel, a processed cheese made by combining Provolone, Swiss, and white Cheddar. The pizza is cut into squares. Other ingredients can be sausage or pepperoni.

Colorado-style pizza has a thick, braided crust that is made with honey instead of sugar. The braid is like a barricade to keep ingredients like roasted garlic, olive oil, fire-roasted peppers, mozzarella, ricotta, and spinach from spilling over the sides.

Tomato pie is a thin-crusted dish from the US state of New Jersey. The crust is crispy and the cheese is added first and then the tomatoes.

Quad City-style pizza originated in the Quad Cities region of Iowa and Illinois. The crust has a nutty flavor due to malt syrup and the sauce includes chili and cayenne pepper flakes. Pork sausage is included as a topping.

South America


Peruvian-style pizza is topped with a beef stir-fry known as lomo saltado. The topping consists of tenderloin or sirloin steaks, tomatoes, red onions, garlic, aji amarillo (a Peruvian yellow hot pepper), cilantro, red wine, vinegar, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. The ingredients are cut into thin strips and stir-fried then placed on the pizza base which is spread with tomato paste and sprinkled with cheese


About the Creator

Rasma Raisters

My passions are writing and creating poetry. I write for several sites online and have four themed blogs on Wordpress. Please follow me on Twitter.

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  • Paula Short2 months ago

    Rasma, these sound fantastic! And oh so yummy. Visiting today from SSPS 291 #43,44&45

  • You've made me veryyyyy hungry with this piece of yours, lol!

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