Americans love their pizza—so much so that there are dozens of wildly different styles of pizza
enjoyed around the country. All of them are definitely worth trying, and in this article, we’ll
highlight some of the most noteworthy ones.
Get your tastebuds fired up as we take a veritable pizza tour of the US in the following sections!
- Chicago deep-dish
Chicago deep-dish pizzas are hefty pies that have crusts that extend up to its entire height. These have layers of cheese and toppings that are held together by a lightly seasoned tomato sauce.
Deep-dish pizzas can also feature a second crust on the top, in which case it’s referred to as a
- New York-style
New York-style pizza resembles Italian pizza, except they are usually much larger. The dough is also more substantial than traditional pizzas, featuring a soft, chewy texture. This makes New
York-style pizza slices easy to fold, which is arguably the best way to eat it.
Popular in Portland and Oregon, but enjoyed all over the country, Sicilian-style pizza is usually rectangular or square-shaped. This type of pie has a thick, sometimes crunchy, crust. The sauce sweet and is usually put on top of the cheese to prevent the crust from getting soggy.
Iconic in New Zealand, Greek-inspired pizza features typically Greek ingredients such as feta cheese and olives. The dough is slightly thicker than regular pizzas and is baked inside a pan instead of directly on a hot surface. The pan is also generously drizzled with olive oil, allowing the dough to take on a crispy, almost deep-fried, texture.
Neopolitan pizzas are the true Italian originals that found their way to American shores. They feature delicate crusts and thin layers of sauce. Toppings are also kept to a minimum, and they are usually served in small sizes. These make them ideal to be eaten as a meal.
This type of pizza is usually square-shaped since it was traditionally baked in automotive parts pans. They are constructed similarly to Chicago-style pizzas, where the sauce is placed on top of the other ingredients. Excellent Detroit-style pizzas will have thick, crispy crusts that are soft and airy on the inside.
What makes California-style pizzas different is the use of unconventional ingredients such as
barbecue sauce, nuts, and eggs. The possibilities are virtually limitless, and this together with a
strong appreciation for fusion cuisine and modern culinary techniques make pizzas from
California definitely unique.
- St. Louis-style
St. Louis-style pizzas have thin, crispy crusts that are almost like crackers. It features a sweet tomato sauce similar to Sicilian pizzas, but what sets it apart is a generous addition of Provel cheese. This type of pizza is round and is always cut into small squares.
- New Haven-style
This style of pizza is also known as a pizza. It usually has a thin crust that is heavily charred to impart a bitter flavor to the pie. Traditionally, pizzas are cooked in coal-fired brick ovens and have a sweet sauce to contrast the burnt taste.
There you have it! If you’re a serious pizza fan, these nine varieties are sure to be a hit! Use this list as your pizza bucket-list and you won’t be disappointed.
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