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    Default The right way to eat Pizza.

    What's the done thing when ordering pizza at a restaurant? Do you order one each, or do you ask them to cut it up into triangles and have one to share?

    The first time I went to Italy I was shocked to see people ordering one each and using a knife and fork to eat them with, so that must be the right way to eat pizza. I still see pizza as a food that's okay to pick up, but I don't think it is okay. To be fair my only experience in the UK was Pizza Hut and that's not real pizza, but we used to get pizza to share and the cutlery was only used for the salad.

    We've just been for pizza and ordered two between the four of us, knowing that even that would be too much, but the waitress looked at us as though we were a bit weird, especially when we asked for it cutting into triangles. I did eat mine with a knife and fork though.

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    Only slightly related because the next photo was taken in the restaurant, but how come I have difficulty reading most of the packaging here if it's in Italian and never know whether I'm buying the right thing, yet this wall behind my daughter reads as simply as I'd read English? I wish packaging was as simple.

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    Default Re: The right way to eat Pizza.

    Cut into triangles?

    No no

    One each, and with a knife and fork like the Italians

    Standards breezy

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    I didn't know that's how Italians ate it. That's shit.

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    Default Re: The right way to eat Pizza.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jules View Post
    Cut into triangles?

    No no

    One each, and with a knife and fork like the Italians

    Standards breezy
    I use a knife and fork so it's not so bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by Earl View Post
    I didn't know that's how Italians ate it. That's shit.
    Yeah, I'm not sure where the cutting up and sharing came from, but Italians don't cut them up or share. It's the same in France, but it didn't feel as wrong there. Going to an Italian restaurant surrounded by Italians and getting it cut up earlier today felt a bit embarrassing.

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    I blame the Americans

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    Italians eat pizza in individual slices as well, there is no convention, it depends on people's preferences. You can go into shops there and buy rectangular slices and just eat them while walking along the road. You're over-thinking things Breezy.

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    Default Re: The right way to eat Pizza.

    I've never really thought about it, although now I have I'd think that it really doesn't matter how you eat pizza. Food should be about enjoyment, not rules.

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    Default Re: The right way to eat Pizza.

    Quote Originally Posted by timey View Post
    Italians eat pizza in individual slices as well, there is no convention, it depends on people's preferences. You can go into shops there and buy rectangular slices and just eat them while walking along the road. You're over-thinking things Breezy.
    Not in restaurants they don't. The slices are just snacks, or food on the move, if you order pizza in a restaurant it'll come as an individual one and they don't seem to share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_B View Post
    Not in restaurants they don't. The slices are just snacks, or food on the move, if you order pizza in a restaurant it'll come as an individual one and they don't seem to share.
    Oh well, I don't know about restaurants, but surely you can have it however you want? I know if we have pizza in a restaurant we would have one each, but it's not compulsory. It just depends how much you want to have I guess, and I'm sure the other folk aren't judging you for having one sliced up between you. They'll be too busy enjoying their own pizzas if they have any sense.

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