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Traditional Crust vs. Pan Crust Pizza: 3 Main Differences Explained October 10, 2017

Westchester Village, Bronx
Traditional Crust vs. Pan Crust Pizza: 3 Main Differences Explained, Bronx, New York

Although pizza lovers can customize their creations with a never-ending list of toppings, the food normally comes with a traditional or pan crust base. If you’re deciding what type of pie to order for the dinner table, below are three differences between the two pizza crust options to help you decide. 

The Top 3 Differences Between Traditional Crust & Pan Crust Pizza 

1. Crust Thickness 

Traditional pizza crust is normally formed into a round shape by hand or rolling pin. By manipulating the dough, you can make the finished product as thin as a piece of paper or more substantial. Neapolitan varieties are noted for their thinness and crispy texture, while New York-style, traditional crust pizza is known for being crisp on the outside, with a soft, chewy center. Pan crust pizza tends to be thicker, as more dough is needed to prevent premature burning. 

2. Cooking Time

Bronx-New-York-pizzaWhen cooking a traditional crust pizza, the dough is normally placed directly on a cooking rack in the oven. Depending on the temperature, it could take a few minutes or longer for the entire pie to completely cook. The vessel used to cook pan crust pizza provides additional heat, reducing cooking time.  

3. Fullness Factor

Pan crust pizza offers a lot of dough, so it’s best for people who want to enjoy a fair amount of crust with each bite. Because of the dough thickness, you might feel full longer when eating pan crust pizza, compared to a traditional-crust counterpart.    


If you want to enjoy an authentic slice of New York City pizza in the Bronx, visit Emilio's of Morris Park. To find out about specials, and convenient online ordering, call (718) 822-6758 to speak with a friendly team member. You can also visit the eatery online to browse the complete menu, and like them on Facebook to see crave-inducing pictures of their Italian food. Make sure to download the Emilio’s app for additional stress-free ordering. 

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