Throughout the United States, there are a wide array of pizza styles that are endemic to their region. Some are well known, while others not so much. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you will learn a bit about some of the pizza styles that are native to specific areas around the United States.


As Wisconsin is known for its cheeses, it's only appropriate this pizza is heavily laden with different types of cheese. Although there is no specific guideline for making a Wisconsin-style pizza, they generally have a thin crust, topped with toppings of your choosing, and are finished off with three different kinds of cheese, one of which being mozzarella.

Bar Pies

Bar pies are common throughout New England and other states in the Northeast, and, as the name suggests, they are commonplace in bars. They are tiny, personal sized pizzas meant to be consumed by one. They have a thin crust but are cooked such that the crust itself is still slightly dough and are topped with cheese from one of the crust to the next. This is considered a bar food, and should be eaten over the course of one or two brews.

St. Louis

St. Louis-style pizzas are virtually unknown outside of the city and throughout southern Illinois. St. Louis-style pies have two claims to fame: they have a thin crust with a crisp, cracker-like consistency, and they are topped with a cheese that is endemic to St. Louis: provel. Provel cheese is a combination of Swiss, cheddar, and provolone.

Chicago Deep Dish

Deep dish is perhaps one of the most well known of the regional pizzas listed in this guide. Chicago-style deep dish pizza is layered in a deep dish has a pie-like crust, and its sauce rests on top of the pie, rather than the cheese being the outermost topping. The sauce also has a sweeter taste to it than other regional style pizzas. Chicago-styled deep dish is almost like a casserole more than a pizza, but to residents of the Windy City, this is about as traditional as it gets when it comes to pizza pies.

Although an Italian-inspired dish, pizza has become as American as apple pie. Hopefully, you've learned a bit about what different styles of pizza are offered from one coast to another. Although some might be a bit less known than others, all styles of pizza are at least worth a try. For further assistance, contact a local restaurant, such as Calgary Pizza by Wasim's Donair & Pizza.