Pizza Guide: California Pizza

This succinct page about California pizza are just one of over 200 styles of Pizza that I have collated into one large ‘Pizza Guide’. Please take a look at some of the other pizzas here.

About California Pizza

Pizza Name: California

Originates from: USA

This is where they came from, or are apparently most popular currently. Let me know if there are any corrections if you know better.

Pizza Type: Meat

Base Sauce: Red

There are two types of base sauces which distinguish different types of pizza. Red, which normally means tomato or chill sauce, and white, which is often either olive oil, cheese or a cream sauce. White sauce pizzas are referred to as Pizza Bianca, and red sauce pizzas are categorised as Pizza Rossa.

California Pizza Toppings

Here is a list of the typical toppings on a California Pizza. Some variations may occur between different countries or restaurants.

  • Mustard
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Pate
  • Red Pepper

California Recipes

Want to start making California at home? These are some good recipes to help you;


Pizza Quote

“I’d rather have leftover pizza than leftover feelings.” – Sarah Burgess

Other Pizzas

Is California not what you are after? Check out all the other pizzas we have in our Pizza Guide.