What Makes a Great Pizza?

When hunger strikes, nothing beats a really great slice of pizza – warm, filling and flavor-packed. Whether you prefer deep dish, thin crust, stuffed crust, or New York style, you really can’t go wrong. So our question is, what makes a really great pizza?

We all know a pizza is comprised of 3 basic items- crust, cheese and sauce. Now for the breakdown…

Without an amazing crust to build on, the pizza doesn’t stand much of a chance. If the crust gets soggy, toppings slide off on to the plate, creating a giant goop of pizza slop. Too thin and the crust will crack under the weight of cheese and sauce. There’s definitely an art to pizza crust and like we said, it’s the foundation for a great pie.

Finding the perfect sauce to topping ratio is also critical in our opinion. Especially so because these days you can find practically everything but the kitchen sink as a topping option! If you want to see some really creative pies, just take a look at some of the menus options on our pizza La Jolla page. Some of the more interesting toppings we’ve seen are exotic seafood, mashed potatoes, broccoli and sauerkraut. That’s the great thing about pizza, if you love something, chances are, it will make an excellent topping!

Since we work here, we’ve sampled most – if not all – of the different pizza in town and found that no matter what your style preference, La Jolla has a pizza to match. So, if you find yourself asking, “What’s for dinner?” remember that La Jolla pizza parlors are always a great option.

If you have a moment, let us know about your favorite area pizzeria or tell us about the best slice you’ve ever had…

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (vanessa@lajollabluebook.com)

4 thoughts on “What Makes a Great Pizza?

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  2. Aaron totally agree on Lombardi’s but I prefer Pizza Pronto for La Jolla. Plus if you’re in the mood for kabobs you can order it along with your pizza its a win-win situation!

  3. Great topic because it just so happens that Pizza is my favorite food. Now in terms of the best pizza I’ve ever had I would have to give a west coast and an east coast answer. So for NYC it’s gotta be Lombardi’s hands down! La Jolla pizza I would say its a fight between Extreme Pizza and Leucadia Pizza. Just talking about it is making me hungry…

    • Several former New Yorkers work at Blue Book and we LOVE Lombardi’s. Such a cozy spot to eat and there’s nothing better than getting a hot pie from Lombardi’s on a cold winter night. Thanks for commenting – both Extreme Pizza and Leucadia Pizza have great food. Carino’s in La Jolla is also a great pizza spot too.

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