Most Popular Meat Toppings on Pizza

Not only is pizza one of the most beloved foods in the world, but it is also one of the most customizable. Ever since the inception of pizza itself, there have been countless toppings incorporated into the dish, including everything from prosciutto and mushrooms to barbeque sauce and yes – even pineapple. Though there are countless ideas that may come to mind when you think of pizza toppings, in today’s blog, we’ll be taking a look exclusively at the meats that have made their way onto pizza. If that sounds interesting, keep on reading below – or for delicious pizza – visit us at Rina’s! We are located on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End.


It doesn’t get much more authentically Italian – or savory – than a pizza topped with Soppressata. A popular type of salami with a spicy kick to it, soppressata is almost certain to instantly add flavor and sophistication to any pizza it is added to. It is beloved in Italy and all over the world as one of the most popular meat toppings for pizza. Consider giving this semi-spicy salami a chance the next time that you order or make pizza!


Prosciutto is perhaps the most popular form of Italian meat, as it is featured on countless sandwiches, salads, and of course, pizzas. A more delicate type of topping, prosciutto is beloved for its unique taste that combines sweet and savory flavors. With one bite, you’ll understand why prosciutto is so popular. It is an excellent topping to add to your pizza, whether in a restaurant or at home!


A meat that is often used in Roman cooking (perhaps most notably carbonara), guanciale is popular for its gritty texture and fatty flavor. Made from pork jowl, guanciale is another excellent option if you’re looking for a meat topping that will take your pizza from average to incredible. Give it a try!

Visit us at Rina’s Pizzeria & Cafe in Boston’s Historic North End

Whether you’re visiting the North End or live close by, Rina’s is your local pizzeria, offering our famous and authentic pizza, in addition to pasta, paninis, salads, appetizers, and many more. If you haven’t already, see our menu in full on our website, or give us a call at 617.456.5700 to speak with a member of our staff. We hope to see you here at Rina’s soon – we are located at 371 Hanover Street in Boston’s iconic North End.

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