A Social Pizza Experiment

5 Famous Pizza Names

The thing about pizza is that no matter who you are, there is bound to be a pizza out there that suits your taste buds.

Whether it be one of the more famous pizzas, or one of your own creations, just about everyone will have a favourite that they just can’t get enough of!

Famous Name Pizzas

Pizzas come in all sort of flavors, they have different thicknesses, they are served both hot and cold, and they can be eaten with a red sauce or without. That’s why pizza is such a popular food here in Melbourne, and in fact all around the world… simply due to it’s diversity.

Famous Pizza Names

Through the years some pizzas, with signature ingredients, have had the honor of being given a name all their own that indicates specifically what their toppings are. Here are a few of the more famous pizza names

Pizza Margherita – Is a very simply constructed pizza that includes tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and a sparing of olive oil and basil. It’s very basic but bursting with flavor.

Pizza Marinara – Is the pizza for you if seafood and garlic is your thing. The pizza marinara is a basic pizza that simply swaps the basil for garlic. How much garlic? Well, that depends on how much you like garlic.

Pizza al Prosciutto – This pizza’s signature ingredient is finely chopped ham. It is prepared the same as the others, but sprinkled with ham instead of basil or garlic.

Pizza Prosciutto e Funghi – Builds on the Pizza al Prosciutto by including champignon mushrooms with the finely chopped ham.

L’Atomic – Can include a number of various toppings such as capers, mushrooms, or anchovies, but the ingredient that makes a L’Atomic Pizza a L’Atomic Pizza is crumpled red pepper. On yeah!

There are lots of other pizzas that have been given names. In fact, you could create your own pizza and give it your own exclusive name. Of course, if you order it through Melbourne Pizza Delivery you’ll probably have to explain what it is!

Let us know what your favourite pizza is in the comments below, you never know, it just may end up being one of the famous pizzas one day!

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Comments on: "5 Famous Pizza Names" (12)

  1. I remember the first Marinara Pizza I had it was in St Kilda in the 60′s yyuummm, I dont think I have ever tasted one the same

  2. I didn’t know the L’Atomic, but up here in the north we have a great one called “Sicilian” – goats cheese, prosciutto, garlic, roast capsicum, pesto & parmesan – mhh :)
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  3. Pizza with hot ‘n’ spicy meats, red onions, capsicums, and HOT Chillies – heaps of them.


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  4. Ham and Pineapple is cool for my grandson, too.
    .-= Harry Lynn´s last blog ..My Sixth Step to Prosperity =-.

  5. Pizza with Mushrooms…..I’m afraid there is no Funghi for this Fun-Guy. ;-)

  6. I don’t care what the traditional pizza lovers say – BBQ Chicken with Pineapple – YUM.
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  7. My favorite is one made by the shop owners who have a Ferrari in their garage. They are the ones that make the best pizzas. It doesn’t matter what names you give their pizzas, great pizza chefs are a rare breed but sooner or later they get discovered and then they make millions. If I had to give these pizzas a name I would call them “meat lovers ferrari” or “tropical ferrari” etc.
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Genetically Modified Foods – Are They Worth the Risk? =-.

  8. I LOVE PIZZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE PEPORONIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Tammy Hill said:

    On this side, in New York, we have something called Meat Lovers, where its like Pepperoni, sausage, and ham, chicken, and bacon on it. Its so good, when you are craving lots of meat.

    Tammy Hill

  11. hey come to Musanze VOLCANA LOUNGE the best pizzeria in RWAnda my favorite pizza is called Gahinga

  12. Some other famous Italian pizza names:
    Tonno e Cippolo: with tuna
    Calzone: with meat, folded into a pizza bread, very nice
    Al Capone: it’s relatively a new name, they often call a pizza Al Capone when it has loads of meat and hot pepperoni on it

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