20 mouthwatering photos that show what pizza looks like around the world

Detroit pizza

  • INSIDER rounded up 20 of the most mouthwatering varieties of pizza from around the world, including versions in America, Italy, France, Japan, and Turkey.
  • Detroit-style pizza is a deep-dish pie with an extra-crispy crust topped with "brick cheese" and a layer of sauce on top.
  • In France, a tarte flambée is topped with fromage blanc or crème fraîche, onions, and lardon (bacon).


Americans are obsessed with pizza. As our unofficial national food, there's nothing quite like a heavenly pie topped with generous heapings of cheese and sauce. But baked dough with toppings is not an exclusively American or even an Italian culinary tradition.

INSIDER has curated a list of pizza-like dishes from around the world, from more familiar iterations like the thin-crusted Tarte Flambée in France to Sfiha, a Middle Eastern open-faced pie topped with ground mutton.

Keep scrolling to create your own travel bucket list of "pizzas" to try around the globe.

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Sfincione pizza, Sicily, Italy

The Sfincione New Year's pie is known as a thick-crust Sicilian pie in America. In Sicily, the thick, spongy crust is topped with bread crumbs, onions, and caciocavallo (a dry, crumbly cheese).

Adjaruli Khachapuri, Georgia

This baked cheese-and-egg-stuffed bread resembles a pizza boat. The cheese is usually made with a blend of mozzarella and feta or a more traditional imeruli and sulguni cheese.

Zapiekanka, Poland

This baguette-like pizza is sort ot like an open-faced sandwich, and topped with cheese, mushrooms, and a drizzle of Polish ketchup. Other ingredients like feta cheese or olives are often added as well.  

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