Neapolitan pizza all you need to know

Neapolitan pizza all you need to know

Neapolitan pizza all you need to know. Neapolitan pizza is one of the most famous culinary preparations in the world.

Originally from the city of Napoli, in Italy, this pizza is characterized by a crunchy leavened dough base, topped with simple but tasty ingredients, like tomato, mozzarella and basil.

Tomato mozzarella and basil

The history of Neapolitan pizza dates back to 1700, when the inhabitants of Naples began to use bread dough to create a sort of unique dish.

Over the time, pizza has become more and more popular and has gained worldwide fame.

Neapolitan pizza all you need to know

Neapolitan pizza is famous for its round shape and crunchy base. The dough is leavened for at least 12 hours, so that it becomes soft and light.

The crust must be thick and soft, with a slightly raised edge called “cornice“.

Now let's move on to the seasoning

The Neapolitan pizza topping is simple and genuine: tomato, Campania buffalo mozzarella (or cow's milk mozzarella) and fresh basil.

In some cases, cooked ham or anchovies can also be added.

Ready for the wood oven

Neapolitan pizza must be cooked in a wood oven at a temperature of 485 degrees for 60-90 seconds.

This is the secret to getting the right crunchiness and softness. The pizza must be served hot and accompanied by a glass of white or red wine.

Recognized by UNESCO

The pizza Neapolitan is internationally recognized as a typical product of Italian cuisine and since 2017 is registered in the list of intangible heritage of humanity’UNESCO.

Neapolitan pizza is one of the most authentic expressions of Italian cuisine and represents an important piece of the country's gastronomic culture.


With its simple but tasty ingredients, Neapolitan pizza has become a symbol of Italy all over the world.

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