Did you know there are more than a dozen different styles of pizza? While they’re all comprised of dough, sauce, and cheese, their construction, and additional toppings, can vary immensely from region to region. If you can’t get enough of this mouthwatering dish, below are some of the most popular varieties you should try. 

3 Delicious Styles of Pizza Everyone Should Try

1. New York 

Characterized by a thin, hand-tossed crust, New York-style pizza is one of the most popular varieties. As wide as 18 inches, these pies yield large slices that restaurants often sell individually for those who want a quick bite to go. Derived from Italy’s Neapolitan style pizza, a classic New York pie is topped with low-moisture mozzarella and a simple sauce comprised of lightly seasoned crushed tomatoes. 

2. Sicilian 

pizzaRectangular in shape, a slice of Sicilian pizza has focaccia, a bread-like crust. This thick, pillowy dough is usually topped with a fresh tomato sauce that’s on the sweeter side. When Sicilian pizza does contain cheese, it’s usually layered between the dough and sauce to keep the crust from getting soggy. 

3. Calzone

Hailing from Naples, a calzone is essentially a pizza that has been folded in half, so its toppings are entirely encased in dough. A standard calzone contains all the same ingredients as a traditional pizza, and there’s plenty of extra room for all your favorite toppings. Since they have twice as much crust, though, calzones are usually served with a side of extra marinara sauce for dipping every bite. 


To try these styles of pizza, and other mouthwatering dishes, head to Reno’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant. Located in Gibsonville, NC, this family-owned establishment uses only the freshest ingredients and makes both their dough and sauce daily to ensure the best pizza possible. Their menu also boasts more than 20 different kinds of subs. To view their pizza varieties, visit their website. To place an order or make a reservation, call (336) 449-9220.