How Much Pizza Do I Need to Order?

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Whether you’ve got the family together or you’re preparing a party for a crowd, knowing how much pizza for a group you’ll need will make the whole process much simpler. Want to know how many pizzas for 40 people is enough? How about 20 people and 10 kids? We’re here to give you some estimates on how to keep everyone happy when you’re ordering pizza. Worst case scenario? Ordering too much means you’ve got yummy leftovers! 

Ordering for Adults vs. Kids

A general rule of thumb is that adults will eat around 3 slices of pizza while children will eat around 2. How many slices in a large pizza? How many slices in a medium pizza? Most pizzas are cut into 8 slices, so you’ll want to do your math in regards to 1/8 of a pizza. If you’re ordering for your own family, you can fine-tune that figure by considering household eating habits. Can your kids throw back slice after slice, or are they content with just one?

Ordering for a Crowd

However, if you’re ordering for a large party, you can simplify the math by multiplying the total number of guests by 3/8. That’s because each slice of pizza is 1/8 of the total pie, and adults will generally eat 3 slices per meal. If you get a fraction, just round up. It’s always better to have leftovers than to leave anyone hungry. Here’s a convenient guide for larger parties.

  • 10 People = 4 Pizzas
  • 15 People = 6 Pizzas
  • 20 People = 8 Pizzas
  • 30 People = 12 Pizzas
  • 40 People = 16 Pizzas
  • 50 People = 19 Pizzas

If you’re interested in diversifying your spread next time you host a party, consider our catering options and private dining options!

Choosing Your Toppings

Here at Salerno’s, we’ve got a large menu that offers something for everyone. If at all possible, you should ask around about people’s preferences and dietary needs. The three most popular toppings in the United States are pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms, but it never hurts to order plain cheese for picky eaters. You can also go half and half on a pizza to maximize how many toppings you have in total. We’re happy to work with you to get a topping distribution that suits everyone’s needs and wants, so let us help you!

Eat Up with Salerno’s Pizza

You know how much pizza to order for your next event, so why not place your order today? Even if you end up with a bit extra, reheating pizza is easy. Order online in Bolingbrook, Chicago, Lyons, or Oak Park.

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