There are actually several stories as to where the pizza was originated. One history says that ancient Greeks just covered their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese while the most common stated origin of the pizza is in Naples Italy in the 18th or early 19th century. Whoever was the creator of this pizza, let’s all praise them. For today, we get to enjoy pizza parties whenever and wherever we want. To save myself from an introduction, I don’t have to tell you what is a pizza. Statistics show that 97% of the people in the world know what’s a “pizza”.
The pizza’s versatility ensures lively discussions on important issues such as thin or thick crust, which topping is the tastiest, the right ratio of sauce to topping. Recent years have seen the rise of a new generation of pizza geeks entering the pizzeria market, offering hand-crafted, artisan versions of this much-loved food. In this article, we’ll take you to different places and we’ll make you crave as we give you the 5 Best Pizzas in the World!
Of course, number on our list is the pizza from New York. The iconic shape of the New York pizza is the triangle—the crisp, cheesy slice dripping grease (the good kind)—from the tip of its folded crease. The world-famous New York style was invented by Neapolitan immigrants who adapted the pizza from back home.
The sunny pizzascape in metropolitan Orlando is ruled by the hometown pizza styles of New York Italians and Italian Italians. Via Napoli and Prato bring the taste of Naples (Italy, not Florida) to EPCOT and Winter Park, respectively. But, it’s Pizzeria Del-Dio that serves up slices of both New York-Sicilian and New York-Neapolitan on demand. Heavy demand.
In an era when artisanal and hipster pizzerias are all the rage, the old-school joints still rule up north in Edmonton. You know it from the names—Tony’s Pizza Palace, Packrat Louie, and Rose Bowl. The toppings: like meatballs, shrimp, pineapple, and BBQ chicken. In a pinch? The variety of pies at Famosa, a Canadian chain, is not so much soup-to-nuts as white-sauce-to-peanuts which are surprisingly tasty.
Pizza in Milan has style, as you would expect. At fashionable Dry (pictured), a slice of its remarkably airy focaccia is rarely seen without a signature cocktail at its side. Fortunately, the prevailing taste for minimalist design at L’Antro Della Sibilla and Solo Pizza does not extend to mozzarella. (Only when it comes to pizza do the Milanese like it cheesy.)
Naples is the birthplace of pizza as we know it, or don’t. The true Neapolitan crust, blistered in a wood-fired oven, is softer and floppier than what most of the world know and love. Its puffy, leopard-spotted, light-as-a-cloud rim hugs layers of sweet local tomatoes and divinely melty mozzarella. There’s no shortage of places to sit down and dive in, but 50 Kalo and Pizzaria La Notizia are not to be missed.
Who wouldn’t love pizza? Maybe some of us might not be a fan or dislike pizza, but I’m sure one of the members of your family or one friend in your circle considers “pizza” as his favorite food. Generations had passed and countries had influenced the recipe of pizza into their taste. I hope we were able to make you cringe while reading each country’s pizza.
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