What’s the Difference Between White & Red Pizza?

heart shaped pizza with mozzarellaPizza is hard to resist, whether it’s a classic thin crust pizza or a deep dish pizza covered with various deli meats. At Quattro, we offer the best pizza in the North End due to our professional brick oven which locks down the flavor. Everyone has their personal preference. Some people enjoy a stuffed crust pizza while others desire an all-veggie pizza, and whatever the case may be, pizza is the perfect dish to eat alone or with a group.

White Pizza

If you’re not concerned with slimming down, white pizza is for you. Packed with flavor and a bit more calories, white pizza is ideal for those who are looking to splurge a bit. White-all cheese pizzas lack tomato sauce which means you aren’t getting antioxidants. However, if you’re focused on taste, white pizza is for you. Most people opt for a garlic oil to add some flavor but there are numerous oils you can top off your pizza with. When making white pizza at home, you have multiple options since it’s not as defined as your typical red sauce pizza. Often times, white sauce is dairy-based or you can add a parsnip puree which includes herbs or butter.

Red Pizza

As mentioned, red pizza is a bit healthier than white pizza and it contain lycopene which is linked to lower levels of certain cancers. Lycopene also benefits the heart and blood vessels, the skin and bones. Cooked tomatoes increase the levels of lycopene, making tomato sauce found in both pasta and pizza packed with nutrients.

Whether you’re indulging in white or red pizza, make sure you pile on the veggies. Onions and bell peppers are rich in vitamins including Vitamin C, and they support the immune system as well as your digestive health.

Some other toppings to consider include:

  • Cheese: calcium, protein & vitamin A
  • Mushrooms: riboflavin & potassium
  • Olives: vitamin E, polyphenols, & healthy monosaturated fats
  • Grilled chicken: lower fat content than other meats

If you’re looking for the best pizza in the North End, stop by Quattro for dinner. Our quiet Italian restaurant is centrally located along Hanover street which is the hub of Boston’s “Little Italy.” We have a wide selection of pizza such as the Margherita, Parma Proscuitto, and the Quattro Formaggi.