Frequently Asked Questions

What is Virtuoso?®

Virtuoso reflects Dr. Oetker’s many years of baking expertise and never-ending passion for ensuring that perfection is baked into every pizza we make. The Virtuoso® is someone who excels above and beyond in the performance of their chosen art form. In our case, it’s crafting best-in-class, premium pizza by applying very deliberate techniques, imagination and creativity to produce a frozen pizza that is so good you will forget it was ever frozen.

Did the recipes change too?

The recipes remain exactly the same as they were when they were Ristorante flavors. The pizzas have the exact same delicious taste but with a new brand name and updated packaging to more accurately reflect the best-in-class, quality pizza that has always been inside the box.

Why did the flavor names change?

We’ve simplified our flavor names to make it easier for you to choose your favorite pizza and to readily see our fresh-picked vegetables, unique cheeses and flavorful meats. Please see names below for reference:

Ristorante Virtuoso
Mozarella Mozarella & Pesto
Spinaci Signature Spinach
Pepperoni Pesto Pepperoni Pesto
Pollo Seasoned Chicken
Quattro Formaggi Four Cheese
Formaggi & Pomodori Tomato & Goat Cheese
Vegetale Vegetable Medley
Funghi Mushroom
Speciale Pepperoni & Ham

Are Virtuoso® pizzas egg/peanut/nut free?

At Dr. Oetker, we have in place an allergen control program to minimize the risk of allergen carry-over during production by implementing proper cleaning and inspection monitoring programs. Our facility which produces the Virtuoso® Pizza does not use any egg, peanut or nut ingredients in the production plant. It is our policy to ensure that the product label accurately reflects the presence of food allergen ingredients in the product. It is recommended that where concern exists regarding food allergens that the user contacts Dr. Oetker USA LLC. for current information.

What’s the suggested retail value for Virtuoso® Pizza?

All retail stores have their own pricing policy. However, price range for Virtuoso® Pizza is $5.99 to $6.99.

In which varieties is Virtuoso® Pizza available?

This crispy thin-crust pizza with its fresh and flavorable toppings and real Italian taste is available in 9 delicious varieties:Mozzarella & Pesto, Signature Spinach, Pepperoni Pesto, Seasoned Chicken, Four Cheese, Tomato & Goat Cheese, Vegetable Medley, Mushroom, Pepperoni & Ham.

How do I prepare my Virtuoso® Pizza?

Conventional oven: Preheat the oven to 425°F, and remove pizza from all packaging. Place frozen pizza directly on the middle oven rack, and bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Barbecue: Preheat the oven to 425°F, and remove pizza from all packaging. Place frozen pizza directly on the middle oven rack, and bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.

Grill: Preheat grill to medium (approx. 400°F). Remove the pizza from all packaging. Place frozen pizza on baking sheet and place baking sheet on grill. Close lid and cook for 12-14 minutes and until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted, rotating frequently.

How to Grill a Thin & Crispy Dr. Oetker Pizza?

Conventional Oven: Preheat grill to 400°F, and remove pizza from all packaging. For crispier crust, place frozen pizza directly on the heated grate, for a less well-done crust, place on heated baking sheet or pizza stone. Bake for 11 – 13 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.

Grill: Preheat grill to medium (approx. 400°F). Remove the pizza from all packaging. Place frozen pizza on baking sheet and place baking sheet on grill. Close lid and cook for 11 - 13 minutes until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted, rotating frequently.

Is the Virtuoso® Pizza microwaveable?

No, the Virtuoso® Pizza is not microwaveable, but see above on how you can prepare your pizzas to perfection.