There have been some absolutely incredible world records set when it comes to pizza. Something about the universal adoration of pizza means it makes it into The Guinness Book of Records ever other year, and each time is more astonishing than the last. Let’s take a look at some of the most insane pizza world records ever set.
This one is close to home! The staff at Bundaberg Dominos currently hold the world record for the most pizzas made in one hour. In a fine display of speedy pizza skills, the relatively small team at the Bundaberg Dominos set out to make 500 pizzas in an hour. This goal was smashed in just 2 minutes, with the team persevering over the remaining 28 minutes to total 837 pizzas in one hour.
The participating team had flown from all over Australia and even from New Zealand and comprised of eight members working on the dough, six topping the pizzas, two transferring then to the oven and two more cutting and boxing. So impressive!
Spinning pizza dough is a trademark of the pizza-making tradition, and when you watch a master do it it is pretty amazing to behold. Tony Gemignani currently holds the world record for the largest world pizza base spin in two minutes after he spun 500g of dough into a base that was 84.33cm wide. That’s a big pizza!
In 2009 in Restorante Sant’Eustorgio, Milan, Italy, Geris Mohsen scored the world record for the biggest pizza spun in one minute with a dough base spanning 42cm!
If you’ve got a big family, this one is for you. The largest pizza commercially sold is made at Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria in LA and costs $200. Not your traditional pizza, this one is a 1.37m x 1.37m square and can feed anywhere between 50-100 people. Not a bad thing to bring to a dinner party.
Could also be called the record for the biggest pizza nut in the world. It’s held by Brian Dwyer from the USA who went on a one year binge collecting pizza memorabilia for his private collection. Between early 2010 to July 2011, Dwyer collected 561 items ranging from games, puzzles, matchboxes, stickers, comic books, household items, clothing and even a Ninja Turtles Plinko arcade game.
Scott Wiener runs a pizza tour company in New York City, he also hold the record for the largest collection of pizza boxes in the world with 595 different boxes.
“Growing up in suburban New Jersey, I assumed all pizzas were delivered in boring white boxes with dull red printing on top,” Wiener said. “But that’s clearly not the case according to the boxes I have amassed over the past few years.”
The collection lives in Wieners apartment. The boxes originate from 42 different countries and span four whole decades – Wiener even wrote a book about his obsession called ‘Viva La Pizza! The Art of the Pizza Box.’
We saved the best until last!
The largest pizza in the world has a total surface area of 1,261.65 m² (13,580.28 ft²) and was made by Dovilio Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi, Marco Nardi, Matteo Nardi and Matteo Giannotte from NIP food at Fiera Roma, in Rome in 2012.
The pizza was christened ‘Ottavia’ – derived from the Roman word for ‘eighth son’ as a homage to the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus. It was also gluten-free!
We have the world’s best pizza right here in Enmore. Maybe we’ll make it official next year! If all this pizza talk us making you hungry drop by Manoosh or order from us online. We guarantee you will love everything we have to offer from our delicious pizzas, to more traditional Lebanese street food and desserts.
If you’re looking for a laugh, check out our list of pizza puns.