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Pizza without tomato sauce?

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I wonder if anybody here can help me. My wife just called about what to have for dinner and suggested pizza. She is not into salt at all and mentioned that years ago she and a friend got a pizza (at Pizza Hut no less) and her friend said did not have tomato sauce, and it was much less salty than normal. I am not big on pizza myself so I'm not too picky (neither is she regarding pizza). Is there anybody in town that does pizza without tomato sauce, and what is it called / what do I ask for? Perhaps a half and half pizza would be good.

Some place north would be good if possible.

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  1. It's a white pizza. If you see a Margherita pizza on the menu it doesn't have sauce.

    1. Any pizza place will make a pizza for you without sauce. There are some places that have "white pizza" which usually has some kind of alfredo sauce instead of red sauce. Other places have sauce choices, for example pesto, alfredo, etc.

      1. When i've seen this, it's typically been called white pizza/pizza bianca. Home Slice does one. I dunno about north, but I don't think it's that rare an occurrence.

        1. White pizza seems to be pretty trendy these days. And it's true that any pizzeria can make a sauce-less pizza for you. Best one I had fairly recently was made with goat cheese and caramelized onion. Unbelievably good.

          I worked in a pizzeria in central NJ around 33 years ago, and though 'white pizza' was fairly uncommon back then (at least in our area) we used to make one with just mozz, some dots of well drained ricotta, some fresh garlic, and a sprinkling of romano cheese. Sometimes we'd dice up one of the fried chicken cutlets we had on hand for chicken parm and would put that on there as well, and finish it with a drizzle of very fruity olive oil.

          1. How far north? House Pizzeria, Little Deli, Reales?

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            Little Deli
            7101 Woodrow Ave, Austin, TX 78757

            1. Thanks for all of the replies everybody! I had seen the name Margherita before but did not know what it was. I suppose take-out or delivery places can also do this kind of pizza.

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              1. re: danny_w

                Margherita pizzas typically use 3 ingredients as toppings, tomatoes, basil and cheese. Since there's no international pizza regulatory agency you will absolutely find places that call a pizza with basil leaves and chopped tomatoes a "Margherita" whether it has tomato sauce or not.

                Make no assumptions. If you don't want sauce tell them so.