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The History of Pizza

What is Naples Pizza
An Italian site that has recipes, a movie of making pizza and baking in a wood fired oven.

Naples Pizza
Naples is where pizza was developed from a snack to the art that we know today. To serve a certified Naples pizza in Naples you must be certified by this organization ( Verace Pizza Napoletana ) that was started to protect it's heritage and traditions.

Woodstone Pizza Ovens
This is a great place to get a Stone oven , wood fired or gas fired, for your restaurant. They lead the field in the industry. Great recipes on the site as well.

This is a really cool pizza site that has all kinds of good information and links, excellent tips, he has a real passion for making pizza.

About Pizza
this is a great pizza portal site with all kinds of links to Pizza Blogs, recipes, where to find ingredients, etc.

Kyle Philips
An excellent page with step by step pictures cooking pizza in a wood fired oven that is on his patio.

Doing Pizza on the Grill
This website shows you how to make pizza on your BBQ Grill. is more than just pizza recipes, it's a place where pizza aficionados can meet and share their passion for making (and eating) the world's greatest food… Pizza!

Pizza Glossary of Terms
This is very valuable as you explore pizza you will hear them talk about 00 flour, pizza bianca, release agent, docking, all these terms are nicely explained.

Pizza Facts
just some fun pizza facts, a very simple page.

Naples Pizza
Naples, Italy is where pizza as we know it originated. This is a nice web page about Naples and it's pizza.

Pizza Monthly Quarterly
An Online Pizza magazine Very good!

Cooking Naples Style Pizza
this is a step by step guide with pictures on how to make Naples Pizza, with a real Naples pizza chef and my friend Chef Frank Milward.


Pizza Restaurants


Antica Pizzeria
This is the restaurant of the president of the Verace Pizza Napoletana
the menu

First certified VPN pizzeria in the Northwest

Austins Pizza
Just a really nice looking restaurant with a wood fired pizza oven, and a nice menu.

La Fiamma
a very whimsical and great menu for this award winning pizza restaurant.

Shakespeare Pizza
I like the site, I like the pizza, I like that they use Stanislaus tomato products.

Auqua Bistro

Very nice pizza menu



Where to eat Good Pizza in Naples

Below are some of the most popular pizzerias in Naples:

Da Michele: This 19th century pizzeria, which still has its original tables and chairs from the 1880s, is so traditional they serve only pizza marinara and pizza Margherita, plus baked cheese calzone (pizza ripiena). The only variation permitted is double mozzarella. It is often touted as Naples' best pizzeria by both foreign journalists and locals, though not everyone agrees.
Via Cesare Sersale 1/3; tel. (081) 553 92 04; closed Sundays and three weeks in August.

Trianon: This is probably the most popular pizzeria in the city. There's always a wait for a table and it's a favourite spot for the young. The decor doesnt seem to have changed much from its beginnings in the 1930's.
Via P. Colletta 46; tel. (081) 553-9426; closed Sundays and midday.

Brandi: The historic home of the pizza Margherita, the restaurant still has a 1889 document signed, "sincerely, Galli Camillo, head of the table of the Royal Household", acknowledging to S.G. Raffaele Esposito, of the then pizzeria "Pietro e Basta CosÏ", that the pizza he had prepared for Her Majesty the Queen Margherita were found to be excellent. The restaurant is conveniently near the tourist areas of San Carlo, the Royal Palace and the Galleria.

Steps off the via Chiaia, on a tiny side street called Salita S. Anna di Palazzo; tel. (081) 416928. Closed Mondays

Di Matteo: This pizzeria made the news because President Clinton ate here during the G7 Summit in 1993. Located on the main street of the old city, it is particularly known fot its fried foods -- pasta cresciuta (dough balls) arancini di riso (rice balls), crochette di patate (potato croquettes).
Via dei Tribunali 94; tel. (081) 455-262; closed Sundays and two weeks in August

Cantanapoli: This pizzeria is conveniently near the big hotels by the bay. The pizza is decent, but the main attraction is the live music at night, and the waiters who wear lazzaroni garb from the 18th century!
Via Chiatamone 36; tel. (081) 764 6110

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Other Fun Pizza Sites

Free Pizza Greeting cards
Send your friend a Pizza greeting card.

Brooklyn Pizza Tour
You can sign up here for an actual tour of some of the best New York Pizza places in Brooklyn.

The Pizza Explorer
This is great for kids with a fun interface.
It goes through the history of pizza, the different styles and the chemisty that makes good pizza.

The World Champion Pizza Team

Have you seen those pizza spinners that compete? Here is the US team, and World champions

The History of Pizza
a brief history of pizza.

The Best Pizzas in Italy
This is an article with pictures on the to three pizza's in 2002 in an Italian contest put on by Nazionale Italiana Pizzaioli (Italy's National Agency of Pizza Chefs), alias NIP


Greatest Early American Hits

tomato sauce, mozzeralla cheese, pepperonni

Meat lovers
tomato sauce, mozzeralla, pepperonni, italian sausage, salami,

tomato sauce, mozzeralla, pepperonni, italian sausage, salami, mushrooms, bell peppers, olives

Canadian Bacon and Pineapple
tomato sauce, mozzeralla cheese, Canadian bacon, pineapple chunks.

Mushroom Olive
tomato sauce, mozzeralla cheese, mushrooms, olives

Tomato sauce,
mozzeralla, provolone, Cheddar

Quattro Formaggio
Gorgonzola, Asiago, Fresh Mozzarella, Pecorino, & Basil

Marylin Monroe,
All blonde cheese pizza, white sauce, mozzeralla, provolone, fresh mozzeralla. And fresh grated parmesan. A garnish of fresh basil


The Sofia
Tomato sauce, prosciutto (no, prosciutto is not a cheese, or a vegetable, it’s a salt cured Italian ham), rosemary, red onion, mozzarella and freshly cracked black pepper.

Bacon cheese burger on a pie
Tomato sauce, sharp cheddar cheese, chunks of ground chuck, smoked bacon chunks,
Red onion rings, finished with fresh shredded iceburg lettuce and tomato. Pickle slices optional

prosciutto white
prosciutto, kalamata olives, fresh garlic, ricotta cheese, extra virgin olive oil & mozzarella

Prociutto Arugala
tomato sauce, mozzeralla, prociutto, arugula

Meatball Pizza
this has whole small meatballs on it, and cheese and tomato sauce. Mushrooms are a good addition as well. I have seen even spaghetti on there as well.


BBQ Chicken
generally BBQ chicken pizza has a white sauce or a roasted garlic sauce, You can use any pre cooked chicken. My favorite is bbqued chicken breast sliced thin. then bacon bits, red onion and mozzeralla and provolone cheeses.

Chicken Potato
Roasted onion-garlic potato sauce, smoked chicken, fire-roasted rosemary potatoes, smoked mozzarella, and balsamic vinegar syrup.

chicken pesto
grilled herb marinated chicken, house-made pesto sauce & mozzarella

Chicken Sausage with caramelized onions, roasted garlic cream, black olives and fontina. 15 -


Margherita , plum tomatoes, fresh mozzeralla, fresh basil leaves

Mushroom Magic
Roasted garlic sauce, different mushrooms; champignon or white mushroom, portabella, criminni, oyster, shitake, morel, trumpet or chantrelle.

Tanned Tomato
Mozzeralla, provolone, Sun dried or oven dried tomatoes, or both, fresh basil leaves

fire & smoke
fire roasted red peppers, sweet onions, chipotle pepper tomato sauce with smoked gouda & fresh basil (very spicy)

Artichoke and Pesto with Kalamata olives, roasted peppers & fontina.

Autumn Vegetable Pizza with roasted eggplant, sweet peppers, caramelized onions, oven dried tomatoes, portobellos, pesto cream & mozzarella cheese

Eggplant Pizza
Eggplant when roasted can be mashed up to make a wonderful sauce to spread on a pizza.

onion & gorgonzola
lightly sautéed onion, gorgonzola crumbles, and a hint of black pepper, and nutmeg


Naples Style

Pizza Margherita

Pizza Marinara

Four Seasons (Pizza Quattro Stagioni) four sections with roasted peppers, roasted artichokes, sautéed mushrooms, herb-roasted chicken with fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce.

Pizza Bianco ( bee-AHN-koh ) White Pizza... no tomato sauce

The following Pizza Bianca are courtesy of Pizzanea

white pizzas begin with extra virgin olive oil, and sea salt. Then are topped with various cheeses, and other complimentary ingredients.

Carciofo (kahr-CH-YOH-foh)... Artichokes, roasted red and yellow peppers, fresh mozzarella and Parmigiano Reggiano ...10.50

Gambero (GAHM-beh-roh)... Shrimp, roasted red and yellow peppers and pesto ...12.50

Con uovo (oo-OH-voh)... Two eggs, black pepper and Parmigiano-Reggiano ...7.00

Boscaiola (boss-kye-OH-lah)... Porcini mushrooms, smoked mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, red onion, parsley and black pepper ...8.50

Caprese (kah-PREH-seh)... Fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, Parmigiano-Reggiano and fresh basil ...9.00

Rucola (ROO-koh-lah)... Peppery Arugula, smoked mozzarella, prosciutto and Parmigiano-Reggiano. The Arugula and prosciutto are added when the pizza comes out of the oven ...9.50

(vehr-DOO-reh)... Fresh mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, pepperoncini, Castilla olives, capers, garlic, Parmigiano-Reggiano, rosemary, oregano, with a light balsamic vinaigrette ...11.00

Pizza Insalata
These style pizzas build a salad on top of the pizza. Very neat idea.

…fresh mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce pizza topped with chopped salad that includes sliced red onion and fresh basil with balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Asian Style
Peanut sauce, mozzarella, chicken, bean sprouts, carrot shreds, chopped onions, cilantro leaves sprigs.

Southwestern style
Enchilada sauce, cheddar and Jack cheese , black beans, shredded pork, tomato, corn , onion, and cilantro leaves.

Greek Style
Olive oil , spinach, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, tomato, feta cheese. Fresh oregano. Fresh cracked pepper ( white sauce or tomato sauce optional)


Spicy Rock Shrimp, Roasted Garlic, Spinach, Asiago, Pecorino & Black Olive
Also Whole clams in the shell!

Smoked Salmon & Goat Cheese with red onions, capers, chopped chives, oven dried tomaotes, creme fraiche, sweet peppers with olive oil glaze

Dessert Style

For dessert style pizza you can use the same crust .
as a base, ricotta cheese works well. You can sweeten it a bit if you want. You can also use marscapone or cream cheese also.

Use toppings such as apples, peaches, figs, bananas, strawberries, nuts like pine nuts, walnuts or hazel nuts.

Peter Pie & Milk
Chunky Peanut Butter, Marshmallow, Banana, Honey Drizzled on top

Favorite Italian Styles

You can divide them into two styles , .Red and white.

Tomato and Mozzarella (Red)

Porcini mushroom
Grilled zucchini
Grilled eggplant, tomato and basil
Grilled eggplant, tomato, arugula, capers and anchovies
Grilled onion
Al Mare -- clams, mussels and prawns (my favorite)
Four seasons: artichoke, mushroom, olive and ham
Tuna (Quattro Stagione)
Green olive, mussels and fresh basil

Olive Oil and Mozzarella (White)

Roast potato, rosemary and Percorino
Mushroom, leek, tomato and slivered parmesan
Pesto, oil and tomato
Smoked salmon and brie
Mushroom and brie
Artichoke and brie
Four cheese: mozzarella, percorino, parmesan and gorgonzola
Olive, grilled onion and anchovy

Favorite Pizza Toppings in the United States

Pepperoni is by far America's favorite topping, (36% of all pizza orders). Approximately 251,770,000 pounds of pepperoni are consumed on pizzas annually. Other popular pizza toppings are mushrooms, extra cheese, sausage, green pepper and onions.

Gourmet toppings are gaining ground in some areas of the country such as chicken, oysters, crayfish, dandelions, sprouts, eggplant, Cajun shrimp, artichoke hearts and tuna. More recent trends include game meats such as venison, duck and Canadian bacon.

US pizza makers have turned breakfast into a pizza-eating opportunity by adapting peanut butter & jelly, and, bacon & egg toppings to their pizzas.

Mozzarella cheese represents 30% of total cheese output. Production of Italian cheeses such as mozzarella, provolone, ricotta, parmesan and Romano by U.S. cheese makers more than doubled between 1980 and 1992, from 688.6 MILLION pounds per year to nearly 2 BILLION pounds per year. (Source: Cheese Market News.)

Manufacturers' sales of pizza cheese should top $32 BILLION by 2004. U.S. per capita consumption of mozzarella cheese was 7.93 pounds in 1994 and is predicted to reach 12.51 pounds by 2004. (Source: Business Trend Analysts, BTA)

62% of Americans prefer meat toppings on their pizza, while 38% prefer vegetarian toppings. (Source: Bolla Wines.)

Women are twice as likely as men to order vegetarian toppings on their pizza. (Source: Bolla Wines.)

Barbeque pizza emerged as one of the more popular pizza variations in a 1994 study by the National Restaurant Association. Nearly 33% of menus offered some form of this dish. Other popular variations were Mexican pizza, white pizza, five-cheese combos, non-cheese pies and traditional Italian pizzas such as Margherita, Florentine and new potato pizzas. (Source: National Restaurant Assocation)

Favorite World-Wide Pizza Toppings
Around the world, pizza toppings vary greatly; reflecting regional tastes, indigenous foods and cultural preferences.

In Caracas, Venezuelans love pizza as much as anywhere in the world. Predominantly, pizzas are separated into to varieties: the "artisan" type, made in ovens with wood fires and, the "commercial" type, (Dominos, Papa Johns, etc). They have tomato based pizzas and cream based pizzas and with a lot of toppings: mozzarella, (some times bufala cheese), anchovies, olives, artichokes, pepperoni, sausage, onion, bacon, mushroom, tomato, goat cheese, and corn. The most popular toppings being pepperoni, vegetarian and anchovies. (Source: Inés Peña Madriz, Chadom Arte Culinario)

Some of the more popular international toppings in India are pickled ginger, minced mutton and "paneer," (a form of cottage cheese), which looks quite like tofu but is obviously a dairy product. Tandoori chicken and chicken "tikka" are also increasingly popular toppings in India. (Source: Shiv Sharan Singh, New Delhi, India)

Mayo Jaga (mayonnaise, potato and bacon), and, eel and squid are favorites in Japan.

Brazilians favor green peas on top of their pizzas.

In Russia, they serve pizza covered with "mockba," a combination of sardines, tuna, mackerel, salmon and onions. Red herring is also a topping of choice.

In France, a popular pizza combo is called the Flambé, with bacon, onion and fresh cream. (Source: Domino's.)

In Pakistan, curry is a big seller.

Australians enjoy shrimp and pineapple, as well as barbeque toppings on their pies.

Costa Rica
Costa Ricans favor coconut on their pizzas. (Source: Numero Uno Pizzeria.)

Vegetable for pizza toppings in Iceland are grown in greenhouses because of the lava terrain there. (Source: Domino's.)

In the Netherlands, the "Double Dutch" is a favorite pizza recipe; double cheese, double onions and double beef. (Source: Domino's.)

Saudi Arabia
In Saudi Arabia, all meat toppings must be 100% beef. Pork products are not consumed in the country. (Source: Domino's.)


List of Toppings


shaved rosemary chicken



fresh mozzarella
hard mozzarella
feta cheese
goat cheese
gorgonzola cheese


grilled eggplant
black olive
sweet onion
roasted garlic
grilled zucchini
roma tomato
portobello mushroom
domestic mushroom
banana pepper
yellow pepper
kalamata olive
raw onion
roasted red pepper
green pepper
fresh herbs
pine nuts
fresh basil