Common Pizza Dimensions
In the United States, the small size is 10 inches and the medium size is 12 inches. The large size varies. In some restaurants, the large size is 14 inches. In others it is 16 inches. If the large
size is 16 inches, the 14 inch will be the medium.
The small size is still the 10 inch. Of course there are exceptions to this rule. Some smaller sized types come in at 4 inches or 8 inches. The usual homemade pizza size is 12 inches. Other countries might use different measurements, and some pizza makers serve pizza in square shapes. This means the measurement will be different.
Neapolitan Pizza and Others
Specific pizza types often need to be cut and shaped according to exact dimensions. The Neapolitan pizza dough (made up of San Marazano tomatoes and water buffalo milk) cannot be thicker than 3 mm. it is cooked in a stone oven at 905 F for 90 seconds.
The Lazio style pizza is very popular in Rome. Its thickness is
between 1 to 2 cm. It is made in an electric oven and sliced with scissors. It comes in several variants. Among the most well-known are pizza romama, pizza Viennese, capricciosa and Quattro fuaggi.
The biggest pizza size listed in the Guinness records was the one in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was 37.4 meters in diameter. It was made using 800 kg of cheese, 500 kg of flour and over 880 kg of tomato paste. The record was set in 1990.
Most Expensive Pizzas
This pizza was sold for 2,150 Pounds. It was composed of edible gold, lobster soaked in cognac, smoked salmon and sun blush tomato sauce. It also included caviar dipped in champagne. The luxury pizza in New York measures 12 inches and is topped with caviar, fresh lobster and crème fraiche. It sells for $1,000. You can get a slice for $125.
Popular Types of Pizza
These types are well known throughout the US and other parts of the world. They are available in the pizza sizes mentioned earlier.
Pepperoni pizza is usually known as the classic type. It’s comprised of marinara sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.
New York style pizza comes in two styles: the Neapolitan or regular. The crust is usually thin. The Sicilian type has a thicker crust and dished out in rectangular slices.
Chicago deep dish style pizza comes in a variety of sizes and shapes. It is known for putting the ingredients in reverse (i.e., the sauce is added after the toppings). The Chicago style thin crust pizza has a thinner crust compared with the deep dish. It’s topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella and toppings. It is served in 4 inch slices.
There are many other pizza sizes and shapes you’ll come across. With their popularity increasing around the world, expect more variety to arise.