Traditional vs. Unique: How Our Pizzas Co-Exist

The key to making a gourmet pizza in Auckland—or really, anywhere—is to consider how you can make it unique! Creating a unique flavour profile just for the sake of standing out isn’t enough. This can lead to contrived flavours, notes that don’t gel on the palette and instead clash.

Proper Pizza focuses on using traditional flavours and putting a unique spin on them. The combination of our European roots and new-style ideas has created a niche for us in New Zealand. We’re the 4AM pizza shop, the place you go to feel warm when it’s cold no matter what time of day or night, and that’s just how we like it.

The Key to Melding Traditional and New Flavours

This is a technique that has been mastered by Michelin-star restaurants all over the world – the perfect balance of traditional and new flavours. The truth is, you don’t have to be a five-star restaurant to bring that same satisfaction to people eating your food. Anyone can—the key is nostalgia. Your food needs to strike a chord within your customers.

Our Traditional Gourmet Pizzas with a Twist

We don’t claim to be the masters of pizza here, but we do know how to make a dish that gets people to come back for more. A couple of our pizzas truly emulate that combination of traditional and unique flavours, so we’ve broken them down below to get your mouth watering.

The Black Truffle Pizza

Our black truffle pizza is our best-seller, and we put a lot of effort into creating the perfect mix of flavours on this one. Rather than sticking to a traditional cheese for the base we picked up a scamorza, pecorino, and Parmigiano Reggiano medley that provides a warm undercurrent of earthy flavour.

Thanks to the Parmigiano there’s a welcome bite, and the earthy richness of the black truffle oil combines with the mushrooms for a filling, satisfying, memorable slice.

The Pepperoni

If our pepperoni pizza were a human, it would be an old Italian grandfather with tattoo sleeves. A whole lot of tradition with just a little bit of a twist. We use salami with our traditional Proper cheese and marinara sauce, but there’s something hiding in plain sight.

Our handmade ghost pepper oil creates a wonderful, unexpected kick of flavour that pairs with the rush of chilli-endorphins. It keeps people coming back for more, but doesn’t stray too far from what we know works.

Enjoy the nostalgia of good pizza and the excitement of unique flavours

At Proper Pizza, we do our best to create a home for pizza lovers in Auckland’s CBD. Head to our Connell Street store to get your pizza fix at any time of the day or get one of our pizzas delivered directly to your door today.

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