What Size Pizza is the Best Value?

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At Salerno’s Pizza, we’ve seen plenty of diners trying to figure out what size pizza is the best value. Pizza’s such a great way to feed a group in Romeoville, but what if you’re trying to feed a couple of people? Should you get two small pizzas or one medium? What is more pizza: two mediums or one large? While making sure everyone in your Plainfield group is well-fed is the first priority, knowing what size pizza is the best value is a close second. Learn some pizza math with Salerno’s Pizza, then take a look at our menu when it’s time to choose your pizza! 


Pizza Math

How much attention did you pay in geometry class? That’s where the answer to what size pizza is the best value can be found. If you’re deciding between two small pizzas or one medium, remember the formula for finding the surface area of a circle: pi (3.14) times radius squared

Take the radius (half the diameter) of the pizza—4 inches for a small, 6 inches for a medium—and then multiply the answer by 3.14. That means your 8-inch baby pizza has a surface area of a little over 50 square inches, while the 12-inch medium pizza has a surface area of 113 square inches. The pizza math shows that one medium pizza is bigger than two baby pizzas. 

What size pizza is the best value? A Salerno’s medium starts at $16.25, while two babies are $21.90. So get that medium pizza! 


What is More Pizza: Two Mediums or One Large?

Forest Park pizza fans can break it down like this if they’re wondering what is more pizza: two mediums or a large: 

Pizza Math for Two Medium Salerno’s Pizzas

  • One Salerno’s medium pizza is 12 inches in diameter, so the radius is 6 inches 
  • Six inches squared is 6 x 6, which equals 36
  • 36 x 3.14 = 113.04 square inches of pizza
  • 113.04 square inches of pizza starts at $16.25* 
  • Two medium pizzas = 226.08 square inches for $32.50*
  • Divide the price by the square inches. One square inch of pizza costs about 14 cents.

Pizza Math for One Large Salerno’s Pizza

  • One Salerno’s large pizza is 14 inches in diameter, so the radius is 7 inches 
  • Seven inches squared in 7 x 7, which equals 49
  • 49 x 3.14 = 153.86 square inches of pizza
  • 153.86 square inches of pizza starts at $18.75*
  • One large pizza = 153.86 square inches for $18.75*
  • Divide the price by the square inches. One square inch of pizza costs about 12 cents.

While two medium pizzas is more pizza than one large, the large pizza is a better value from Naperville to Brookfield. 


Brush Up on Your Pizza Math at Salerno’s Pizza 

You can put those pizza math skills to the test at Salerno’s Pizza, whether you’re ordering dinner for your Stickney family or placing a catering order for a big event! Contact us and we’ll help you get the best pizza deal possible!

Prices subject to change.

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