Bellatoria Sausage Italia Ultra Thin Crust Pizza Review

Bellatoria Sausage Italia Ultra Thin Crust Pizza

We’ve been trying out the Bellatoria line of frozen pizza lately, and though we weren’t onboard right away, the past couple Bellatoria pizzas we’ve tried have really won us over. Their breakfast pizza is great, and their Chicken Carbonara Pan Pizza is especially good.

The real test of any frozen pizza manufacturer, however, is their sausage pizza. If Bellatoria can make a killer sausage pizza, they’ll win us over for life. So today we’re checking out the Bellatoria Sausage Italia Ultra Thin Crust Pizza, which will allow us to run this little experiment.

The cooking process is pretty much what you’d expect from a frozen pizza. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit, then put the pizza in for ten to fifteen minutes. The box says you should put the pizza directly on the center rack, but we always use a baking sheet and our pizzas turn out just fine. (If you want to read the full baking instructions straight from the box, check out our package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Bellatoria Sausage Italia Ultra Thin Crust Pizza

When we reviewed our first Bellatoria pizza, the Ultimate Supreme, we thought it was comparable to a Totino’s pizza in a lot of ways. The next couple pizzas we reviewed really surprised us, in that they were much higher in quality than we were expecting. With this sausage pizza, however, we’re back in the realm of Totino’s Party Pizza land.

A lot of this is probably due to the flakey, crackery crust, which does remind us of Totino’s quite a bit. It has that rippled texture with a soft crunch and saltine cracker taste that we’d expect from a Totino’s pizza.

Then there’s the sausage, which is slightly above average (but nowhere near the quality of Lotzza Motzza sausage — Bellatoria, by the way, is owned by Bernatello’s, which also owns Lotzza Motzza, so we think it’s fair to compare them).

However, there are some critical places where this pizza elevates itself above Totino’s. The first is the cheese. When you cook up a Totino’s Party Pizza, you’ll probably notice there’s not a lot of cheese on it. With Bellatoria, the cheese portion is quite a bit more generous.

Secondly, the sauce is really good. It has a sweetness to it, but there’s also some spiciness in the mix as well. And spicy red sauce is a really great selling point for us.

Bellatoria Sausage Italia Ultra Thin Crust Pizza

According to the package, a quarter of the pizza is a serving. We appreciate this, as far too many pizzas use 1/5 or 1/6 of a pizza as a serving size. Who cuts a pizza into fifths or sixths? We’re going to go out on a limb and assume most people cut pizza into eighths, so 1/4 is a good call for a serving size, because the math is easy.

If you stick with one quarter of this pizza, you’re consuming 310 calories (160 from fat) and 740 mg of sodium. While that doesn’t seem too bad, we do think a lot of people will end up eating half the pizza in a sitting, bringing those numbers up to 620 calories (320 from fat) and 1,480 mg of sodium. Those figures are certainly not as appealing as they are for a quarter pizza. All we can say here is that you should eat responsibly.

The Bellatoria Sausage Italia Ultra Thin Crust Pizza is a decent attempt at a frozen sausage pizza, but we think it’s maybe priced a bit too high for its quality level. With a price point that’s on par with DiGiorno, you’re going to be much happier picking up a DiGiorno pizza. If Bellatoria priced their thin-crust pizzas maybe a dollar lower, we think they’d be worth a purchase at that price point. As is, we think DiGiorno is the better option. And let’s be real here, Bellatoria pizza has nothing on Lotzza Motzza (though that’s an even higher price point).

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this Bellatoria frozen pizza, check out our package scans below.

Bellatoria Sausage Italia Ultra Thin Crust Pizza
Bellatoria Sausage Italia Ultra Thin Crust Pizza
Bellatoria Sausage Italia Ultra Thin Crust Pizza