San Diego's Only Authentic Detroit Style Pizza
EVERYONE wants to know "WHAT IS DETROIT STYLE PIZZA?"
Detroit style pizza is also known as Detroit deep dish pizza, Detroit pan pizza, Detroit red top pizza or Detroit square pizza. Most people outside of Detroit have never even heard about our Motor City secret, but that’s OK, because if you like pizza, you’ll love Detroit style pizza!
Detroit style is a style of pizza developed in 1946 in Detroit, Michigan. It’s a square pizza descended from Sicilian style, with a light airy crispy crust, layered with mozzarella, white cheddar and Wisconsin brick cheese blend, toppings, and a rich tomato sauce enhanced with fresh basil and oregano. The square shape is the result of being baked in square steel pans, which were designed to hold small automotive parts in Detroit’s automobile factories.
The crust of Detroit style pizza is exceptionally unique, because it’s a higher hydration level similar to focaccia dough, proofed well, then baked in a well oiled steel pan, giving the edges of the crust a fried, buttery, crunchy texture, while the inside of the dough has a light, airy texture.