Pizza parties, dessert pizzas and even sushi pizzas (!) are all on the menu today.
If National Pizza Day falls on a weekday (in 2023, it does!) and you're at work, why not order pizza catering for the office and be a true hero?
When is National Pizza Day?
For all those pizza lovers out there, National Pizza Day on 9 February is dedicated to celebrating this fabulous food.
There's no better way to show your love and appreciation for this delicious food than by munching on a slice (or two)!
4 ways to celebrate National Pizza Day
Order in for a classic pizza party
From children's birthday parties to office lunches, is there any occasion where a pizza party isn't a hit?
Celebrate national pizza day with some steaming-hot pies ordered in from your favourite pizza places. Get all the classics like pepperoni, capricciosa, vegetarian, and, of course, margherita pizza.
Serve up a funky pizza lunch
Shake things up get all the non-traditional forms of pizza! We're thinking:
- Dessert pizza: A sweeter crust, spread with Nutella and covered in toppings such as strawberry and banana slices
- Turkish pizza: Flatbread covered in toppings such as chopped vegetables, mince, sujuk (sausage) and cheese. You may know this one as a pide, which is often referred to as "Turkish pizza" but is really in a category of it's own!
- Sushi pizza: A "crust" of seaweed, a base of rice and topped with fish, avocado and completed with a roll to hold it all together!
Mix it up with a strange toppings pizza party
When it comes to pizza outside of Italy, there are no rules as to what you can and can't put on your pies.
Around the world there's plenty of curious things that are put on pizza including corn, canned tuna, coconut and even caviar!
But of course, there's one that's more divisive than all the rest. So, whether or not added pineapple belongs on pizza is up to you.
Make your own pizzas
Bring in all the ingredients for everyone to make individual pizzas just how they like them, or treat the team to a day out learning how to make their own with a pizza-making masterclass.
Where to order from to Celebrate National Pizza Day in your office
Spice up your next working lunch or staff lunch with pizza catering. Check out some of the tasty pizza caterers available in your city:
- Arthur's Pizza: Using only the freshest ingredients for that authentic pizza flavour in Newtown.
- Doughboy Pizza: Using fresh ingredients sourced from local producers and farmers in Sydney, delivering to your North Sydney office
- Society Catering: Bite into premium wood-fired pizzas and with gluten-free bases available.
- Scoota: Artisan pizza makers right in Sydney's CBD.
- 11 Inch Pizza: Serving up pizza that's made with passion in the heart of Melbourne, 11 Inch's food is cooked fresh in a cosy restaurant on Little Collins Street.
- Duke Pizza: Try their 24" pizzas for your next office pizza party in Melbourne!
- Carlisle Pizza: Known for their freshly baked crusts and friendly service in St Kilda.
- Firefly Espresso Bar Pizza: Authentic Italian pizzas with homemade dough and tomato sugo
- Wood Fire New York Pizza: Super-sized, woof-fired pizzas that will impress any Brisbanite.
- Eatilly: Dozens of wood-fired pizza flavour combinations to choose from.
- Marcellina Pizza: A great variety of pizza and pasta dishes in Adelaide.
- Simple Italian: Keeping things true to name, this eatery serves up simple-yet-delicious Italian-style pizzas.
A few more fun facts for National Pizza Day
- There are more than 5 billion pizzas sold worldwide every year
- Australians eat about 264 million pizzas eaten every year
- Saturday night is the most popular time to eat pizza
- Pizza is most often ordered during the weather segment when watching the news on television
- There are more than 19,500 Domino's and 12,000 Pizza Hut restaurants around the world
- Approximately 36% of all orders want their pizza topping to be pepperoni
- An average slice of cheese pizza contains about 270 to 370 calories
- Some popular gourmet toppings on pizzas include chicken, oysters, crayfish, dandelions, Brussels sprouts, eggplant, artichoke hearts and tuna
- Frozen pizzas have been a supermarket staple for 70 years now, with the first ones appearing in the 1950s
- There's an official association (the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana) that has a set of regulations and will stamp pizzerias that make true Neapolitan-style pizzas. (There's only 21 in Australia!)