Frequently Asked Questions about True Pizza
Where and when can I get the pizza delivered?
We jump on our fiets and deliver to your door:
– orders placed before 14:00, Monday through Saturday, are delivered the the same day after 17:00;
– orders placed after 14:00 are delivered the next day after 17:00;
– orders placed from Saturday after 14:00 and over the weekend, we deliver on Tuesday.
We will be in touch to confirm your order and arrange a delivery. Because our dough is handmade, limited quantity is available daily. Make sure to order ahead!
We currently deliver in the Amsterdam and Amstelveen area. If you want to make an order outside of the specified area, please understand it’s difficult to organize at the moment, but we invite you to contact us before your order, and we’ll do our best to find a way to get True Pizza delivered to you.
The pizzas are pre-baked. What does that mean?
We pre-bake our pizzas and focaccias so you can heat them up at home and enjoy the flavor, temperature and texture of a freshly baked pizza. Like a friend said, “True Pizza is the homemade pizza you wish you could make yourself”. Now you can!
The dough is fully cooked and safe to store and eat, but still allows you to finish baking it at home and keep it moist and fresh on the inside, crispy and golden brown on the outside.
This is how it works: After we receive your order, we pre-bake the dough and then we quickly chill it. We add the desired toppings, vacuum pack the pizzas, and keep them chilled until it’s delivery time.
We want you to have the best possible pizza experience at your home. The only way that can be accomplished is when you get the pizza directly from the oven. Unfortunately, a baked pizza delivered in a box 20-30 minutes after it was taken out of the oven just doesn’t provide that experience.
After a lot of experiments, we found this method to be the best. You’ll get the best possible taste, texture and temperature of a true pizza without having to invest the time and effort in to making it.
5 minutes in a hot oven is all it takes!
When will my order be delivered?
It’s always our goal to have the pizza delivered to you as soon as possible. If you make your order on the website from Monday to Friday before 14:00, your pizza will be freshly made and delivered to you the same day after 17:00. If you order your pizza over the weekend, it will be delivered on Tuesday. We will be in touch to arrange the time of delivery so you don’t have to wait.
Larger orders – for orders of 5 or more pizzas, we can deliver out of predefined times. Please get in touch.
Limited availability – We make everything by hand and prepare our dough up to 48 hours before baking. Sometimes, we run out of dough for the day, so we always recommend to order your pizza ahead of time.
How can I make the pizza at home?
For best results, take pizza out of fridge/freezer, unwrap it and let it reach room temperature before baking.
Preheat your oven to 220° – 230°, and leave it running at the temperature for at least 20 minutes, so it’s nice and hot. Place the baking tray in the oven, you want it to be as hot as possible to get a crunchier pizza bottom.
While you’re waiting for your oven to heat up, add any optional toppings to your liking (more cheese, salami, veggies…), and pop the pizza directly in to the hot oven, on the preheated baking tray.
Depending on your oven settings and desired crunchiness, bake it for about 5 – 10 minutes. Keep an eye on it, when the cheese starts bubbling and the crust is getting some color, the pizza is ready!
Take it out of the oven, and leave it out to cool for 3 – 5 minutes, preferably on a cooling rack. We know hot pizza is hard to resist, but hey, this gives you just enough time to open a nice bottle of wine. The resting will ensure the toppings don’t slide off the pizza when you cut it, and keeping it on a wire rack will make sure the bottom remains nice and crispy.
That’s it, the pizza is ready to eat. Enjoy it and make sure to let us know how you liked it!
How to store the pizza
The pizzas are delivered pre-baked, so it’s safe to keep them in the fridge for a few days, depending on the toppings. Our recommendation is to freeze it unless you plan to eat pizza within a day or two. Freezing it will keep the pizza fresh for about a month.
Let us know if you want us to freeze the pizza for you, we can blast freeze it to keep it fresh for months.
Defrosting: Take the pizza out of the freezer. Remove the plastic wrapping and leave the pizza at room temperature for about 45 minutes, until it full defrosted and ready for the oven.
What’s in your pizza dough?
Our pizza dough is made with two types of plain wheat flour, the “00” and the “0” type flours. The “0” marks how finely the lour is ground. We opted for these types of flour to create a pizza dough that is silky, fine and airy, but still has the crunchiness and the chewiness we all enjoy so much.
The list of other things that go in to our homemade dough is very short: a very small quantity of yeast, extra virgin olive oil, a bit of salt and water. We stretch and rest the dough for up to 48 hours to achieve the desired qualities, taste and texture.