As everyone knows, pizza is a baked flatbread made with wheat flour, salt, water and yeast, and topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella and other ingredients like cheese, salami, mushrooms, onion, ham or olives. Originally from Neapolitan cuisine (Italy), it has become very popular all over the world and presents many different variants. However, Neapolitan pizza has been the only one for which a European Union denomination of origin, known as Traditional Specialty Guaranteed (STG, Specialità Tradizionale Garantita) has been recognized. This recognition was obtained on February 4, 2010 at the proposal of Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana.
It is a dish of artisan elaboration in most cases, although the food industry has been presenting, since the 1950s, versions as a comfort food in supermarkets.
The types of pizza are determined, above all, by the mass with which it has been prepared. In Italy three types of masses are well known: the Neapolitan (which we already know), the sfincione (from Sicily) and the 'a taglio' (originally from the area of Rome).
The Neapolitan is the most traditional and therefore has many more conditions to be respected: it is round, elastic mass with soft edges and no fat is allowed (only water, flour, yeast and salt). In addition, the dough should take at least 12 hours at room temperature, kneaded by hand, be prepared in a wood oven at 300 ° for a gradual and consistent cooking, and should not have a diameter greater than 35 centimeters.
The 10 most popular types of pizza in the world are Cheese and pepperoni, Ham and hearts of palm, Margherita, Hawaiian, Ham and pancetta, Napolitana Pizza, 4 cheeses, Egg and bacon, Smoked salmon and cream cheese and 4 stations.
In Cuba people love pizza and with time has become one of the most popular dishes both snakc or main dish.
The best places are served in Havana are:
5 esquinas Trattoria placed in Old part of Havana Habana # 104 corner Cuarteles, Habana Vieja surrounded by the natural atmosphere and the current Cuban life. A place to enjoy fresh pastas, preparations taken from the wood oven and those endearing flavors of Italian cuisine, this time in a corner of Old Havana. With a team that is attentive to your tastes and to achieve the perfect combination between the chosen in the menu and the perfect drink, 5 Esquinas invites a high quality experience .
Bella Ciao Undoubtedly the best fresh pastas and pizzas in Havana. It is also a very quiet restaurant, with an outside patio surrounded by greenery and very good service count with great popularity among the youngest. If you wish, you can combine your choice of menu with excellent wines and cocktails. On 19 y 72 | Playa, Habana
La Carboncita, on 3dr St between 38th and 40th, Miramar, Playa, offers a varied menu of Italian food based on fresh pasta, thin-dough pizzas and natural species in their preparation. It also proposes a select menu of international cuisine made with products from the market, which is equally attractive by the faithful followers and friends who visit the house. The natural and tranquil environment surrounded by natural plants favors the climate in La Carboncita, providing you with a happy and pleasant stay.
Nero di Sepia, with more than 35 years of experience in Italian haute cuisine, renowned Chef Walter Ginevri, "Don Ciccio", invites you to his restaurant Nero di Seppia placed on 6th St between 1st and 3rd, Miramar, Playa. Specialized in traditional pastas and recipes of artisan pizzas. Each request of the wide and select menu card is recommended the appropriate drink and antipasto, as well as a selection of exclusive cheeses that could not miss its tasting that closes with another seal of the master Ciccio. Unique in its kind in the city and preferred by distinguished exponents of the intellectual world and politics nationally and internationally.
Mimosa, all kinds of pampering for the most diverse palates. With the taste of fresh homemade pasta it is possible to travel to distant Italy without moving from Havana's Chinatown. Fetuccini, Raviollis, gnocchi, pancerotti, fine and crispy pizzas or in a traditional way ... Mimosa restaurant is always ready to serve you on Salud St No.317 e/ Gervasio y Escobar, Centro Habana
Now is up to you to decide which of these awesome restaurants will be your next favorite one here in Havana.