Is it the same everywhere you go?

United States
November 28, 2010 3:43pm CST
My friend just returned from Italy and said the pizza was amazing but completely different. I thought to myself, how could it possibly be different. I understand some ingredients fluctuate, but isn't pizza the same everywhere. Has anyone had a really interesting pizza? How do you make pizza taste so different?
5 responses
@jalucia (1435)
• United States
28 Nov 10
I know that I prefer pizza from certain places than from others. For instance, I would rather buy pizza from a family owned pizza shop than from a large chain like Dominos or Pizza Hut. I just think that these commercialized pizza places don't make authentic pizza - it's like the difference between a homemade cake from scratch and a cake out of the box. I prefer the homemade cake. I'm not sure what your friend tasted in Italy. But, I have heard others say that when they go to another country everything tastes different. It could be that in Italy they are not scared to use seasonings, whereas in America they are because the more you season something the smaller the amount of people who will like it.
• United States
28 Nov 10
That's a really good comparison with the cakes. I'm sure that many things do taste different in Europe. I found it really interesting that American's are afraid to season because of the amount of people that might not like it. That's really frustrating. They should take a chance it might be for the better!
@pokumon (647)
• United States
28 Nov 10
Pizzas taste completely different everywhere you go! I'm from Chicago so I've been very fortunate in the pizza arena. The first time I was away from Chicago and ordered pizza was on a school field trip to Springfield. That pizza tasted awful! I like New York pizza however, just cheese with some oregano. I've been to Italy and will say that the best pizza I ever had was in Naples, Italy. Everything about it was good the cheese, the sauce, the toppings, and the bread or crust. Different ingredients and ways of preparing them make for a completely different dish. I think pizza chains largely taste the same, but some chain stores will skimp on the dough to save a little money and then you have a floppy pizza which is not cool at all. I'm very serious about my pizza. I've had two deep dish pizzas in the past 2 days from Giordano's. So good and filling, you have to try (or Lou Malnati's too is good).
• United States
28 Nov 10
That's so interesting. I never thought they really would be that different. I only really eat the cheap Pizza Hut or Domino's most of the time, so they all taste the same to me. I want to go to Italy and try their pizza!
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
30 Nov 10
I think the type of ingredients you use in the pizza might help to make it taste different. It's like hand tossed pizza compared to thin crust pizza as well as the toppings you might put on the pizza. I know when I buy frozen pizza, I have a favorite brand and a brand I wouldn't recommend to anyone. I especially love hawaiian pizza, with canadian bacon and a nice big thick crust. Another way to make a pizza taste different is to stuff the crust with cheese or meat.
@hushi22 (4941)
29 Nov 10
i dont think it is the same. in fact i tasted this da vinci pizza in Jones, Cebu and it was so delicious but when i brought my ex bf in Parkmall, Cebu it wasn tasty at all. When i bought one from Marina Mall the more that it wasnt tasty.
• United States
29 Nov 10
Pizzas are different in other places but I have never tried pizza from other places but you can look them up on the internet and you'll see how it's different. My sister told me the same thing too when she went around the world that some stuff is different to what we think they are.