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 17:00, Tuesday through Friday, are delivered the next day after 17:00;
– orders placed from Friday after 17:00 until Tuesday, we deliver on Wednesday after 17:00.
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 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?
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.
It’s always our goal to have the pizza delivered to you as soon as possible, but production and delivery times can vary depending on how busy it is on a particular day, or if we have enough dough prepared for all the orders.
If you make your order on the website from Monday to Friday before 14:00, your order will be freshly made and delivered to you the next day after 17:00. If you order over the weekend, we can deliver on Tuesday. We will be in touch to confirm and arrange the time of delivery.
Larger orders – for orders of 5 or more pizzas, we can deliver out of predefined times. Please get in touch.
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°, and leave it running at the temperature for about 10 – 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 – 8 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 set 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 up to seven days, depending on the toppings. You can also freeze the pizza and keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Defrosting: Take the pizza out of the freezer and leave it at room temperature for about an hour, until it’s 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 rest the dough for up to 48 hours to achieve the desired qualities, taste and texture.