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Italian Style Pizza | Everything You Ever Wondered

When it comes to NH pizza shops, there are plenty of options. However, when you delve into those options a bit further, you’ll find that most pizza shops offer New York style pizza. Defined by the thin crust and sweeter sauce, NY style is loved by many. Perhaps this is simply because it is what most people know.


Here at Prosciutto’s Pizza, we take great pride in offering our customers a new experience. Here, we’re crafting up the best, award-winning Italian style pizza! Not sure what the difference is? Then you’ll certainly want to keep reading!


Italian-style pizza originated (to no surprise) in Italy. Although once a regional favorite, this style of pizza is now popular all over the world. It is characterized by its thin, crispy crust and flavorful toppings. The crust is often made from wheat flour, water, yeast, and salt and is typically hand-tossed and stretched. At the same time, traditional toppings are usually simple and include tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil.


Famous Italian Pizza

One of the most popular types of Italian-style pizza is the Margherita. This pizza is made with homemade tomato sauce, freshly sliced mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil. The Italian flag colors are represented in this pizza, with the red of the tomatoes, white of the mozzarella, and green of the basil.

Another popular pizza is the pepperoni pizza, topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni sausage.

And then there is the third Italian style pizza globally known –  the Neapolitan pizza. This pizza is made with a thicker, softer crust than other types. It is typically cooked in a wood-fired oven, which gives it a unique smoky flavor. The toppings for this pizza are usually simple, including tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil. The pizza is usually cut into small, rectangular pieces and is often sold by the slice.


Tradition lies in the cooking method.

Italian-style pizzas are traditionally cooked in a wood-fired oven that is heated to very high temperatures, typically around 800-900°F. This allows the pizza to cook quickly (around 60-90 seconds) and creates a crispy crust and soft, moist center.

In addition, many Italian pizzerias offer a variety of toppings, such as mushrooms, onions, olives, bell peppers, and sausage, which can be added to the pizza. Some pizzerias even offer unique toppings like truffles, arugula, or prosciutto.


The Best Of NH Pizza Shops

Now that you know the difference between NY and Italian style pizzas, it’s time to experience the difference for yourself. We invite you to visit the best, most unique NH pizza shops – Prosciutto’s Pizza in Londonderry, NH. For over a decade, our Italian style, handmade and hand tossed pizza has earned the region’s ‘Best Of’ award – and for good reason.


But don’t take our word for it. Visit Prosciutto’s Pizza today and taste the difference of tradition for yourself.