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72 Pizza Trivia Questions for Your Next Game Night!


You can never have too much knowledge, and you especially can never have too much knowledge about pizza! Have you ever wanted to learn more about the world’s most popular food? Well, here you go!

These 72 pizza trivia questions are perfect for your next pizza-and-game night, or you can impress your friends and family with your vast amounts of pizza knowledge!

Traditional flatbread is often considered to be the progenitor to the pizza we know and love today. In what country did it originate?

  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Mesopotamia

About how many slices of pizza do Americans eat per second?

  • 16 slices of pizza
  • 210 slices of pizza
  • 350 slices of pizza
  • 500 slices of pizza

About how many acres worth of pizza do Americans eat each day?

  • Around one acre’s worth of pizza
  • Around ten acre’s worth of pizza
  • Around 75 acres’ worth of pizza
  • Around 100 acres’ worth of pizza

What percentage of Americans who actually eat pizza eat it at least once per month?

  • Around 22%
  • Around 47%
  • Around 79%
  • Around 93%

The most expensive pizza in the world is called the Louis XIII Pizza. It takes 72 hours to prepare. How much does a single one cost?

  • $2,000
  • $12,000 (the pizza is professionally-made right inside your kitchen!)
  • $20,000
  • $26,000

What is the most popular pizza topping in the United States?

  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Pepperoni (that was an easy one)
  • Sausage

What is the second most popular pizza topping in the United States?

  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage

What percentage of Americans eat pizza for breakfast?

  • Around 2%
  • Around 24%
  • Around 36%
  • Around 55%

The world’s largest pizza was prepared in Rome, Italy, on December 13th, 2012. To the nearest thousand, what was the surface area of this pizza?

  • 10,000 feet squared
  • 14,000 feet squared (it was 120 feet in diameter)
  • 18,000 feet squared
  • 23,000 feet squared

True or false? A pizza was delivered to an astronaut while he or she was in orbit.

  • True (it was delivered by Pizza Hut)
  • False

What is the most popular day of the year to order pizza in the United States?

  • Christmas
  • Halloween
  • New Years Eve
  • Super Bowl Sunday

What is the technical term for the outer edge of a pizza’s crust?

  • Cornicione
  • Flenicione
  • Menicione
  • Venicione

Which major war led to the skyrocketing popularity of pizza in the United States?

  • Korean War
  • Spanish-American War
  • World War I
  • World War II

Which month is officially considered to be National Pizza Month?

  • February
  • July
  • October
  • December

What is the oldest, continuously-operated (meaning it was never closed down for any extended period of time) pizzeria in the United States?

  • Lombardi’s Pizza (located in New York, NY)
  • Papa’s Tomato Pies (located in Trenton, NJ)
  • Patsy’s Pizzeria (New York, NY)
  • Totonno’s Pizzeria Napolitana (located in Brooklyn, NY)

In 2006, Cristian Dumitru set the world record for the number of pounds of pizza eaten by one person in a single week. How many pounds of pizza did he eat?

  • 50 pounds of pizza
  • 100 pounds of pizza
  • 150 pounds of pizza
  • 200 pounds of pizza

Where is the annual pizza expo held? Yes, it really exists. It is not open to the public.

  • Las Angeles, CA
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • New York, NY
  • St. Louis, MO

Which of the following condiments is common for the Japanese to put on their pizza?

  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Relish

What is America’s least favorite pizza topping?

  • Anchovies
  • Broccoli
  • Green peppers
  • Pineapple

In what year did the first pizzeria in North Korea open?

  • 1989
  • 1999
  • 2009
  • 2019

In what year did the first frozen pizza hit store shelves… er, store freezers?

  • 1952
  • 1962
  • 1972
  • 1980

Classic Hawaiin pizza features tomato sauce, cheese, ham, and pineapple. Where was this style of pizza invented?

  • Canada
  • Chicago
  • Hawaii
  • New York

Recommended Read The Indisputable Top Ten Classic Pizza Varieties

What pizza-making technique has its very own professional-level sporting competition?

  • Dough-spinning
  • Ingredient-placing
  • Sauce-spreading
  • Taste-testing

In which American city is the pizza museum located?

  • Miami, FL
  • New York, NY
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Philadelphia, PA

At what meal does the largest percentage of American children consume pizza?

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

At what meal does the largest percentage of American adults consume pizza?

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What is the most popular pizza topping in India?

  • Chickpeas
  • Pickles
  • Rice
  • Tofu

To the nearest ten million, how many pounds of pepperoni are consumed by Americans each year on pizza alone?

  • 30 million pounds
  • 250 million pounds
  • 400 million pounds
  • 560 million pounds

Recommended Read The Origin of Pepperoni: History, Fun Facts, and More

True or false? Studies have shown that the risk of certain cancers can be decreased by eating pizza once a week.

  • True
  • False

On average, how many slices of pizza does a single American consume in one year?

  • 19 slices of pizza
  • 46 slices of pizza
  • 63 slices of pizza
  • 75 slices of pizza

What was the name of the first pizzeria opened in the United States?

  • Lombardi’s Pizza (located in New York, NY)
  • Papa’s Tomato Pies (located in Trenton, NJ)
  • Santarpio’s Pizza (located in Boston, MA)
  • Sciortino’s (located in Perth Amboy, NJ)

To the nearest thousand, how many different books about pizza are available on

  • 2,000 books
  • 10,000 books
  • 17,000 books
  • 26,000 books

In 1994, pizza became one of the very first items ordered online. What type of pizza was ordered?

  • Bacon and sausage pizza
  • Hawaiin pizza
  • Pepperoni and mushroom pizza with extra cheese
  • Supreme pizza with no black olives

How many pizzas does Pizza Hut sell on Super Bowl Sunday?

  • One million pizzas
  • 2.5 million pizzas
  • 5 million pizzas
  • 10 million pizzas

Pizza Hut is the largest pizza chain in the world. How many locations do they have across the globe?

  • 15,000 locations
  • 19,000 locations
  • 22,000 locations
  • 27,000 locations

Where was pizza first invented?

  • Athens, Greece
  • Florence, Italy
  • Naples, Italy
  • Rome, Italy

Where did Margherita pizza get its name from?

  • It was named after its creator’s daughter
  • It was named after Queen Margherita of Italy
  • It was named after the herb that is commonly placed on top of the pizza
  • It was named after the tendency to drink margaritas alongside the pizza

Which of these famous actors got his start as a pizza delivery driver?

  • Bill Murray
  • Harrison Ford
  • Tom Cruise
  • Will Ferrel

About what percentage of the American population eats pizza on any given day?

  • 10%
  • 13%
  • 18%
  • 24%

Which year featured the first documented use of the word “pizza”?

  • 12462 B.C.E
  • 3296 B.C.E
  • 997 C.E.
  • 1680 C.E.

In 2013, a pizza chain developed DVDs that smelled like pizza. Yes, it’s true. You cannot make something like that up. Which pizza chain was it?

  • Domino’s
  • Little Caesars
  • Papa John’s
  • Pizza Hut

True or false? NASA funded and tested a 3D printer that could make pizza for astronauts.

  • True
  • False

True or false? Two 12-inch pizzas net you more pizza than one 18-inch pizza.

  • True
  • False (one 18-inch pizza is more worth your money)

How much is the pizza industry worth in the United States?

  • $30 billion
  • $38 billion
  • $44 billion
  • $53 billion

How many billion pizzas are sold in the United States each year?

  • 2 billion
  • 3 billion
  • 4 billion
  • 8 billion

What percentage of Americans prefer thin-crust pizza?

  • 13%
  • 36%
  • 50%
  • 61% (that’s what we like to hear!)

About how many pizzerias are there in the state of New York?

  • 4,000
  • 5,000
  • 9,000
  • 12,000

What percentage of the average slice of pizza is protein?

  • 12%
  • 25%
  • 32%
  • 40%

About how many pizzerias are there across the United States?

  • 40,000
  • 70,000
  • 85,000
  • 100,000

How many pounds of pizza does the average American eat each year?

  • 23 pounds of pizza
  • 38 pounds of pizza
  • 57 pounds of pizza
  • 100 pounds of pizza

What day of the week is the most popular day to eat pizza in the United States?

  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Thursday
  • Tuesday

What is the most popular pizza size in the United States?

  • 12-inches in diameter
  • 14-inches in diameter
  • 16-inches in diameter
  • 18-inches in diameter

What is the top-selling pizza chain in the United States?

  • Domino’s
  • Little Caesars
  • Papa John’s
  • Pizza Hut

What type of pizza cheese accounts for nearly 80% of cheese production in the United States?

  • Colby cheese
  • Monterey jack cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese

Recommended Read A Brief History of Cheese

How many pizza combinations can you make with Domino’s create-your-own-pizza?

  • 6,600
  • 520,000
  • One million
  • 34 million

How long does it take Domino’s “World’s Fastest Pizza Maker” to make a single large pizza (to the nearest second)?

  • 11 seconds
  • 22 seconds
  • 30 seconds
  • 47 seconds

How many pizzas does Domino’s deliver worldwide each day?

  • One million
  • Two million
  • Three million
  • Ten million

Which pizza chain was started in the back of a broom closet?

  • Domino’s
  • Little Caesars
  • Papa John’s
  • Pizza Hut

Which NFL quarterback owned 31 Papa John’s franchises before retiring from football?

  • Brett Favre
  • Dan Marino
  • Joe Montana
  • Peyton Manning

True or false? Pizza Hut, Little Caesars, and Domino’s all have their mozzarella cheese supplied by Leprino Foods.

  • True
  • False (substitute Little Caesars for Papa John’s)

Which pizza ingredient is 94% water?

  • Cheese
  • Crust
  • Pepperoni
  • Tomatoes

What are the five basic ingredients used to make pizza dough?

  • Flour, milk, yeast, sugar, and butter
  • Flour, milk, yeast, sugar, and oil
  • Flour, water, yeast, sugar, and butter
  • Flour, water, yeast, sugar, and oil

On what continent was the tomato first discovered?

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • South America

What is the most popular flavor of frozen pizza in the United States?

  • Cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage
  • Veggie

In what year was the flatbread invented?

  • Approximately 14000 B.C.E.
  • Approximately 5000 B.C.E.
  • Approximately 1000 B.C.E.
  • Approximately 1000 C.E.

What ingredient is required for pizza to be officially considered pizza?

  • Basil
  • Cheese
  • Crust
  • Tomatoes or tomato sauce

You may remember that Domino’s used to have a “30 minutes or it’s free” delivery guarantee. Why did they do away with this promise?

  • It was causing their delivery drivers to get into vehicle accidents
  • It was costing them more money than they were making
  • It was lowering their quality of pizza
  • It was perceived as a lawsuit risk

In the movie Toy Story, the main characters Buzz and Woody find themselves at a themed pizza restaurant. What was the name of the restaurant?

  • Pizza Ahoy!
  • Pizza, Inc.
  • Pizza Planet
  • Super Pizza Bros.

Spaceballs, a parody of the classic film Star Wars, features a character made entirely of pizza. What was the name of this character?

  • Darth Pizza
  • Luke Pizzawalker
  • Pizza the Hut
  • Princess Pizza

Which group of comic book superheroes is known for its love of pizza?

  • The Avengers
  • The Justice League
  • The Outsiders
  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

What type of pizza did surfer Jeff Spicoli order in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High?

  • Double cheese and sausage
  • Double pepperoni and sausage
  • Meat lover’s
  • Pepperoni and black olives

What American city is deep-dish pizza most commonly associated with?

  • Chicago
  • Detroit
  • Los Angeles
  • St. Louis

There you have it! 72 pizza-themed trivia questions to bust out at your next game night or to impress your friends the next time you’re eating Dogtown Pizza.

If you managed to answer all of these questions correctly (without looking at the answers obviously), then you must be some kind of pizza savant.

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