Pizza Margharita, in Italy, isas far as anyone knows, the original pizza...and it is topped withy tomato sauce, mozzarella, and BASIL leaves...and that's as traditional as it gets. Define "Tradtional" any way you want. In Italy, most pizzerias have all kinds of toppings....sausage is as common as artichokes and all kinds of crazy things. We've talked about many of those toppings on various threads here. Even as a kid,over 60 years ago, in our Italian neighborhood, pizza came with many types of toppings...."traditional" sure is a vague term!!!!!I guess to many people traditional means a plain or pepperoni...but not so in most of Italy or even Italian neighborhoods.