The customer is always right—unless they're ordering a build-your-own pizza. Even pizza has a proper and a wrong way to be ordered.
As with seafood, burger, and steakhouse restaurants, there are inappropriate things to order at a pizza-centric restaurant, fast-casual or high-end.
The no-no consensus at pizza shops has more to do with personalization than with sustainability or cooking temperatures.
Any pizza place that puts thought and attention into its recipes will make a great pie with harmonising toppings, cheeses, and sauces.
By avoiding speciality pies or building your own, you risk losing out on the greatest menu offerings or ruining a well-made pizza with clashing toppings.
We asked America's greatest pizzaiolos what to avoid ordering, why appetisers are a horrible idea, and why you should trust the cook.
Any menu item that doesn't fit the concept should be avoided. No crab cakes or pierogis. Always order the restaurant's specialty. Try the best-seller.
Pizza should be shared by everybody. Salty and excellent, especially with cherry peppers.
Instead of jalapeos, try Taco Bell. Our family grew up adding heat to the cuisine we created together, and there are so many local Italian hot peppers that give more taste flexibility than a jalapeo.
The restaurant company utilises them on the Pulizzi Pizza, which has sausage and Sicilian Calabrian chilies.