Q: Is pan pizza the same thing as deep dish pizza?
A: Not really! Pan pizza usually refers to pies with cheese and toppings on top of the pizza. Deep dish, meanwhile, is much larger and keeps all of its cheese and assorted goodness on the inside.
Q: Does pan pizza always have a thick crust?
A: Not always! Chicago’s tavern-style pizza, for example, is baked in a pan and is incredibly thin. Other pizza variants, like Detroit-style pizza, are thick and doughy.