Types of Pizza Enjoyed Among Italians

Being the nation that introduced pizza to the world, there is no better place for pizza lovers to indulge than Italy. Ever since its creation, pizza has gone on to be one of the most popular foods in both Italy and the world alike. There are many reasons why pizza is so beloved throughout the world but perhaps one of the strongest reasons is that it’s customizable. Indeed, there are many unique types of pizza out there, many of which can be found in Italy. In today’s blog, we’ll be having a closer look at exactly this. Keep reading below to learn more about popular types of pizza enjoyed among Italians! Or, if you’re looking for delicious pizza in Boston’s North End, visit us at Rina’s at 371 Hanover Street!


Cappriciosa pizza typically consists of tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, artichokes, ham, olives, and mushrooms. A Cappriciosa pizza may also feature an egg in the center, though this can depend on where you get it.

Quattro Formaggi

Translating to “four cheeses”, this pizza features a blend of four cheeses that are all distinctly Italian. Popular choices include (but are not limited to) mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, and gorgonzola. If you’re a fan of cheese, you won’t want to miss out on this awesome type of pizza.


Before there were any variations of pizza, there was only the Margherita pizza. Named in honor of the Savoy Queen Margherita, this pizza is by far the most widely recognized variety, thanks to its simple and approachable assortment of toppings. Featured on a standard Margherita pizza are crushed tomatoes, Mozzarella di Bufala, Basil, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This pizza has delighted countless diners both in Italy and across the world for generations, and shows no signs of stopping soon.

Regional Pizzas (Romana, Napolitano, Siciliana)

There are pizzas synonymous with various regions of Italy, such as the Romana, Napolitano, and Siciliana varieties. These pizzas can be quite different from each other, but they all share a great taste.

Come on Into Rina’s Pizzeria & Cafe in Boston’s North End!

Located at 371 Hanover Street, right in the heart of the North End, Rina’s Pizzeria offers fresh pizza, paninis, calzones, salads, desserts, and more. Our menu has a number of Italian-inspired favorites both classic and modern. Great for a quick bite or a delicious takeout meal at home, we certainly have what you’re looking for here at Rina’s Pizzeria & Cafe! For more information or to learn more about our catering options, call 617.456.5700 or fill out a contact form with your information!

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