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21 Pizza Trivia Questions Only a True Pie-Maker Can Answer

Round or square? Red sauce or white? Butter-garlic or garlic-parmesan? From food carts to niche pizzerias to frozen cardboard varieties, pizza remains a staple for people of all ages and backgrounds. 

Gooey cheese, piles of toppings, and whatever else you desire. Any way you slice it, there’s something for every pie-maker in this pizza quiz. Whether you fold a giant slice in half and eat it like a sandwich or grab a fork and dive into a deep dish, pizza is one of those foods that unites even the most bitter rivals. 

Head to your favorite pizzeria, even if it’s your kitchen, grab some friends and family, and settle in for some fun. Serve up a slice of deliciousness and take a bite out of these pizza trivia questions and answers. 

Craving more trivia questions? Check out our American food, beer, and fast food trivia. Of course, you could always attempt some general food questions to see how you fare.

What term is used for the gooey layer between the base and toppings of a pizza that chefs want to avoid?

Raw Dough

Quick Cooked Pie

The Gum Line

The Slime Line

What changed about pizza in 1933?

Stuffed Crust

It Was Banned

Toppings Were Introduced

Individual Slices Were Sold

What day is the most popular for ordering pizza in the US?

Christmas

Valentine’s Day

Super Bowl Sunday

Halloween

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

Pepperoni

Sausage

Pineapple

Mushrooms

What famous actor started as a pizza delivery driver?

Adam Sandler

Ben Stiller

Will Smith

Bill Murray

Which holiday do Americans eat the least amount of pizza?

Thanksgiving

Easter

Christmas

Fourth of July

When is national pizza month in the United States?

October

June

December

August

What is America’s oldest pizza place called?

Totonno’s Pizzeria

Papa’s Tomato Pies

Lombardi’s

Giordano’s

Where did Hawaiian pizza originate?

Ontario

Italy

Hawaii

California

What type of cheese has been scientifically proven to be ideal for pizza?

Provolone

Colby Jack

Mozzarella

Romano

In which region of the United States did pizza first become popular in the 1800s?

Mid West

South East

North East

North West

What is a folded pizza called?

A Stromboli

A Calzone

A Pizza Roll

A Hot Pocket

Which day of the week is the most popular for ordering pizza?

Saturday

Thursday

Friday

Sunday

After which event did pizza begin to take off in terms of popularity and production in the United States?

World War II

The Great Famine

World War I

The Great Depression

What was the original shape of pizza?

Hexagon

Semi-Circle

Circle

Square

When was the first pizzeria opened in the United States?

1874

1923

1899

1905

In which country was pizza first made?

Italy

China

Germany

France

Until 2011, what did the US government consider pizza as?

A Vegetable

Dairy

A Type of Bread

A Fruit

Which famous pizza chain first began in the back of a broom closet?

Papa John’s

Pat’s Pizzeria

Little Caesars

Domino’s

Where did the deep-dish pizza originate?

Boston

New York City

Los Angeles

Chicago

Which pizza chain delivered the first pizza to space via a Russian rocket?

Papa Murphy’s

Domino’s

Pizza Hut

Papa John’s

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