Dishes similar to pizza and pizza-inspired dishes are found in almost every country in the world. We have created a list of the pizza variations found internationally.

Hawaiian Pizza

In 1962, Hawaiian pizza was created in Ontario, Canada. We know that doesn’t sound right, but the only connection the controversial combination of tomato sauce, cheese, and ham has to Hawaii is that it contains pineapple and ham, which are both popular foods there.


Okonomiyaki comes from Japan and is sometimes called Japanese pizza. The dough, which is like a pancake, is made from flour, grated yam, water, eggs, and shredded cabbage. Instead of having toppings other ingredients are often added to the dough. Popular additions include green onions, pork belly, octopus, shrimp, and vegetables.


Lørdagspizza, which translates to Saturday pizza, is a traditional homemade pizza-style dish made in Norway. Like Detroit pizza, the pan is usually square shaped. Lørdagspizza is typically topped with minced meat, tomato sauce, and cheese.


In Turkey and other parts of the Middle East, Lahmajoun, which goes by several names, is popular. It is a thin piece of dough topped with minced meet, minced vegetables, and herbs. Common toppings are beef, lamb, onions, tomatoes, and parsley. Lahmajoun can be seasoned with cayenne, paprika, cumin, and cinnamon.

Aussie Pizza

Australia took the standard Italian pizza and made it something they can call their own. An Australian pie contains the usual tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, but is also commonly topped with Australian breakfast favorites, bacon, egg, and onion.

Tarte flambée or Flammekueche

Tarte flambée has many names because it was created by Almennic-German speaking farmers, who would bake bread rolled out thinly in the shape of a rectangle or circle. You will find this pizza variation in the east of France and south Germany. Traditionally, the bread dough is topped with fromage blanc or crème fraiche, thinly sliced onions, and small cubes of pork.