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Is it true that pizza in Italy comes without cheese?

Is it true that pizza in Italy comes without cheese?

Old Nov 12th, 2003, 03:27 PM
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Hi Giovanna
>Believe it or not I had my first "Italian" pizza in an Italian restaurant in Paris and loved it ..<

Until I had the pancetta and cippolini pizza at La Strada in Praiano, the best pizza I had ever eaten was in Paris.
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Old Nov 12th, 2003, 04:25 PM
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The white pizzas in Italy are absolutely heaven - flaky, thin crusts, with a thin layer of several white cheeses, and we like ours topped with spinach. Nothin' finer!
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Old Nov 12th, 2003, 05:19 PM
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Hi Ira: I'm glad there were two of us with such good culinary taste! We were in Paris for the first time and a little intimidated by the menus in French, so we walked up and down the street debating where to eat. We passed a TGI Fridays and I told my husband we would never live down eating there. About that time we spotted the Italian restaurant and decided we would be comfortable ordering there and that's how it all happened.
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Old Feb 18th, 2015, 09:14 AM
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What a silly conversation.... and what an idea. In the country where there are literally hundreds of cheeses, why would a pizza be without cheese? SUre, you can get all sorts of pizzas without cheese, if you want it, and if there are other delicious toppings on it.... but ask for a taglia anywhere in Italy and I'm going to bet that it has cheese on it...

--Jerry (Making great pizzas at home for over a decade)

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Old Feb 18th, 2015, 09:33 AM
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Pizza al taglio (by the slice) comes with all the toppings that other pizzas come with, and some have cheese while others don't. One of my favorites has only oil and rosemary.

A taglia is a size, as in a clothing size, not a pizza.

French fries are common pizza toppings all over Italy. Other cheeseless pizzzas have artichokes, or fresh cherry tomatoes and arugula, or with baby shrimp, or grilled eggplant.
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Old Feb 18th, 2015, 09:35 AM
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bvlenci: Good info . . . but just an FYI. the thread is 12 years old.
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Old Feb 18th, 2015, 10:07 AM
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I know, and it was re-opened by someone who was just advertising his blog. But I thought he should be corrected. In any case, it looks as though someone reported him.
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Old Feb 18th, 2015, 02:27 PM
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>>I also discovered that, at least in the South, Italians eat pizza and French fries, sometimes pizza with fries on top.<<

That abomination has spread to Italy. It's known there as "pizza Americano."
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Old Feb 18th, 2015, 03:10 PM
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After my first trip to Italy, I made a mistake of asking for a pizza without cheese at an ordinary pizza restaurant in the U.S. They looked at me as if I were some kind of a freak. As far as they were concerned, a pizza always comes with cheese.
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<<That abomination has spread to Italy. It's known there as "pizza Americano.">>

No, it would be pizza Ingleterra because there isn't a pizza place in the US of any half-decent repute that serves pizza with fries on it.
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BigRuss, I've never heard of a single US pizza place with any kind of reputation, good or bad, that serves pizza with fries on top.
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