Pizza has been the staple of Italian heritage and culture dating back to the 16th century. Nearly everyone now enjoys pizza. What are Italian pizze? Italian pizza is not just a basic dish; it is a celebration of flavors to make you say “Mmmmm “che Buono”. What qualities make up of the delicious and celebrated cuisine that we all know and love? Here’s what indulging in a delightful slice of pizze is genuinely like.
Every commune in Italy has its styles to how they make their pizza. In the United States, when people order a pizza, they’re expecting to share a large pie. However, traditionally in Italy, each person will get their pie and maybe pass slices around the table.
Most people think Italian pizza is served as a thick cake or in a deep-dish style. The crust is one of the essential components of the pizza and is traditionally thin but has a fluffy consistency. The crust has the characteristic flavor and texture to make up the pizze. Cooks place a lot of importance of resh yeast for concocting this perfect base. The crust is hand-stretched and cooked at extremely high temperatures in a wood-fired oven to achieve impeccable quality.
One of the fundamental misconceptions about Italian pizza is that it is served like a thick cake, deep-dish style. The crust is one of the critical components of the pizze and is traditionally thin with a fluffy consistency. Within the crust lies the flavor and exceptional texture found solely in Italian pizza. Cooks place a lot of importance on the amount of fresh yeast for concocting this perfect base. The crust is hand-stretched and cooked at extremely high temperatures in a wood-fired oven to achieve that impeccable finished quality.
The sauce is traditionally made from peeled local Italian tomatoes, most commonly San Marzano, grown meticulously in rich Italian soil and blended with herbs. The sauce is cooked separately than the other toppings but remains fresh atop the crust. In some versions of Italian pizze, pizze are served entirely without sauce, called Bianca, and lightly doused with olive oil. At Rina’s, we use Pomodoro sauce and EVOO on top of our crusts.
The toppings on “pizze” are what sets apart the differences from the recreations of pizza. Pizze typically consists of prosciutto or slabs of gooey buffalo mozzarella instead of pepperoni or sprinkling of shredded cheese. World, Pizze often has eggplant, artichokes, pumpkin, truffle, and salty capers as toppings. Lastly, pizze are topped with a delicate drizzle of olive oil and scattering of leafy basil.
Authentic Italian pizza is a mouth-watering and robust entity and is incomparable to any American pie. Immerse yourself in traditional unique pizze. Next time you’re craving pizze visit us in the North End at Rina’s Pizzeria.