Authentic Italian pizza compared to Americanized pizza

United States
December 10, 2006 1:49pm CST
How many of us have had the opportunity to taste real authentic Italian pizza from Italy? I’m sure there's a few. But, what's the difference, size, sauce, flavor, shape, dough, the box its put in, etc? Please, exclude Dominoes, pizza hut, papa johns, and any other fast food chain. I'm talking about "REAL PIZZA"!
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@momofvma (71)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I have never been to Italy to have "real" pizza from there, however I agree that fast food chains like Pizza hut, Dominoes are not the same thing and Pizza in buffalo New York is way different then pizza across the country. When we have been on vacations and I tried other pizza's, YUCK it is the sauce, the fake cheese, and too many spices they think make it Italian. A nice Italian white pizza here is yummy. We have not gone to a "fast food" pizza place in years just not the same.
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
14 Dec 06
mmmmmm...my favorite pizza is the white pizza: mozzarella, ricotta, a drizzle of olive oil and some fresh garlic. Here in Italy, I love the pizza topped with mozzarella and cooked potato, it sounds weird but it is delicious.
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I guess growing up in downstate New York makes me a bit bias on pizza. I say, "If it hasn't been made in an authentic Italian pizzeria, then it isn't real pizza." So, I am definitely in agreement with you about places like Dominoes, pizza hut...etc, as they are americanized pizza franchises. There crust taste different, their sauce has way too much spice in it, there mozzarella cheese is not as creamy and gooy as authentic Italian pizza. There is also the olive oil factor. Authentic Italian pizza has a bit of extra olive oil on it. The size is different, the slices are bigger. If I can't have real pizza from Italy, then it has to be the next best thing from downstate New York--heck I'll even settle on Jersey pizza..LOL.