The word “Pizza” was first documented in the Italian city of Gaeta in 997 AD.
18th century Italy was the country where the first commercial pizza originated.
Most would never guess it, but pizza originally started off as a dish for poor people, sold in the
streets and not a food for upper class people.
It is very interesting the way pizza rose from the local low-class meal in the poor districts of Naples to the world’s famous food today.
If you ever wondered how pizza managed to gain such popularity in our modern society, the answer is very easy – pizza can be make very easily and it offers infinite possibility of variation with its crusts, toppings, cheeses and sauces.
Pizza Hut made a pizza delivery to the International Space Station in 2001. They paid the Russians
$1 million to transport the Pizza and even make a commercial from it.
The most expensive pizza in the world is Louis XIII, Italy, a Renato Viola Creation – $12,000
The longest pizza measures 1,595 m (5,234 ft ) and was created by La Pizza+1 of Sante Ludovico, NIPfood of Dovilio Nardi and Tomato World Week 2015 (all Italy) at Milan’s Expo 2015 world fair, in Milan, Italy, on 20 June 2015.
The largest pizza has a total surface area of 1,261.65 m² (13,580.23 ft²) and was prepared by Dovilio Nardi, Matteo Nardi, Marco Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi and Matteo Giannotte (all Italy) from
NIPfood at Fiera Roma, in Rome, Italy, on 13 December 2012.
The largest pizza commercially available is 1 m 37 cm (4 ft 6 in) by 1 m 37 cm (4 ft 6 in), sold at the Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria, California, US. Serves 50 -100 people!
In 1889, King Umberto and Queen Margherita had the privilege of getting the first known pizza delivered by Raffaele Esposito, the most famous pizza chef in Naples, Italy.
One of the earliest frozen pizza companies was actually run by a family named Pizza.
In Scotland, they deep fry pizzas.
One of the most popular pizza topping in Japan is squid.
The world’s quickest pizza maker can make 14 full-size pizza pies in 2 minutes and 35 seconds.
There is a pizza place in Alaska that delivers pizzas by plane.
Saturday nights are the most popular nights to eat pizza.
An average slice of a medium-sized cheese slice ranges from 220 to 370 calories.