Pizza, the most iconic food in Italian cuisine, was first created in Naples centuries ago. Traditional Neapolitan pizza only has tomato sauce, or sauce and mozzarella cheese, but as it travelled the globe, it transformed. Nowadays, one can get pizza with any topping they desire, from banana peppers to meatless meatballs. The traditional pizza sauce can also be swapped out for buffalo, barbecue, vodka sauce, and various other substitutes. Whether you want to make homemade pizza the authentic Neapolitan way or something more innovative, Supermarket Italy has all of the tools and ingredients you need!
Bialetti 4-piece pizza stone: This pizza making set features all the essentials for making a crust with a distinctive wood-fired flavor. The 15-inch round ceramic stone cooks your pie at an extremely high temperature, which helps it bake evenly and absorb excess moisture. The 12 x 21” wood peel helps you easily slide pizzas on and off the stone.
For a perfect slice of pizza, the set also includes a classic wood handled pizza cutter and a 15 x 18” rack for easy serving. Another option for a pizza slicer is the professional-grade Bialetti 14-inch pizza chopper, which easily cuts through pizza with its durable stainless steel build.
The secret to Italian pizza is the flour, which should be a high quality, finely milled wheat known as type “00.” This special wheat contains just the right amount of fresh yeast, which gives Italian pizza a thin and fluffy consistency. With a superior texture and the purest quality, Caputo 00 flour is the preferred choice for bakers throughout Italy and all over the world.
Another distinction of Italian pizza is the tomato sauce. To master that authentic Italian flavor, always use peeled local Italian tomatoes like La Valle DOP San Marzano, which are grown in the rich soil of Southern Italy. With a balanced amount of herbs and seasonings, these tender tomatoes make the quintessential Italian style pizza sauce.
The toppings on your pizza all depends on your personal preference, but here are a few of our favorites to help you get started:
This classic topping will make your Italian pizza a favorite menu item at the dinner table. Meat lovers can find sausage, pancetta, prosciutto, and other Italian meats at our online shop. Sliced or chopped, our various pork cuts can add salty, rustic, and even spicy flavors to your homemade pizza.
Tender and delicate, sweet and sour red peppers like Peppadews add a fresh zest to your pizza, tempering the richness of meats like sausage and pepperoni. Looking for something with more heat? Calabrian chili peppers are just what you need.
With a subtle, tangy flavor and tender bite, artichoke adds lovely flavor and texture to your slice. Some people even skip the tomato sauce, choosing instead to make a cream sauce infused with artichoke hearts for a savory, cheesy experience.
Give your pizza just the right amount of brightness and saltiness with Italian capers. These small, green buds posses a naturally floral, citrus flavor that enhances the depth of your dish.
Tender and tangy olives add another punch of flavor to a glorious combination of melted cheese, tomato sauce and other delicious toppings. Find all types of olives, from Castelvetrano to Kalamata, and slice them up for your next pie!
Flavored Olive Oil
A staple of Italian cuisine, extra virgin olive oil is drizzled on the top for a smooth, finishing touch, along with a scattering of fresh basil leaves. Bring a new level of flavor with olive oils infused with hints of lemon, chili pepper, garlic, and more!