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Our Favorite Classic Pizzas

Whether it’s a cozy night in, or a fun day full of celebrations, one food has always been there–pizza. Enjoyed by people of all cultures and all ages, pizza has become a staple food that people share all around the world. Read on to find out about our favorite classic pizzas! Prepared to be inspired to munch on a cheesy slice.

What Makes A Classic Pizza

Classic pizzas are not only iconic and well-loved, but also timeless. These pizzas have stood the test of time, and they are usually simple and delectable. Here’s a list of a few classic pizzas you might want to indulge in:


Pizza Margherita

The beauty of simplicity lies in this classic pizza. The ingredients are: tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil.


Pizza Marinara
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The Marinara is a simple yet flavorful pizza with no cheese, dressed instead with a garlic-rich tomato sauce, oregano, fresh basil, and a generous drizzle of olive oil. It's the embodiment of simplicity, with a bright, aromatic flavor that highlights the quality of its few ingredients.

Diavola (aka Pepperoni)

Pizza Diavola

The ingredients are: tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni slices. The combination makes for a bold, spicy, and slightly smoky flavor profile that spicy food lovers will appreciate.

Quattro Formaggi

Quattro Formaggi Pizza
Photo by Feng Chen, via Gozney

This pizza is a cheese lover's dream, combining four different types of cheese, such as mozzarella, gorgonzola, Parmesan, and ricotta or fontina. It's creamy, indulgent, and aromatic, with a delightful blend of textures.


Pizza Calzone

Stuffed pizza–portable, different, and delicious! The ingredients are: pizza dough, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, ham/salami.

Just to name a few. Read on to find out how you can spice these up, to your choosing!

Classic Toppings

Just like there are classic pizzas, there are some toppings that always hit the spot. Here’s a few–either to inspire you, or to add on to the classic pizza ingredients!

  1. Mushrooms

  2. Green bell peppers

  3. Onions

  4. Olives

  5. Sausage

  6. Basil

  7. Anchovies

  8. Parmesan cheese

  9. Oregano

Your Own Classic Pizza

With the tools that this article has given you, you have the power to either recreate a classic pizza or put your own twist to it. After all, what makes something classic is up to interpretation. The great thing about pizza-making is that you can personalize it–turning it into an exciting experience, from rolling out the dough to clearing the plate.

There’s no such thing as too cheesy–make your pizzas classic and sentimental!




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