Pizza is so loved it has its own day…February 9th is National Pizza Day! 🍕
Which is an awesome day to celebrate if you love pizza as much as my family does.
How do you eat pizza with good manners? Is it possible?
You just do the best you can depending upon where you are and what you have to work with.
Most pizza nights, my family is gathered around the kitchen island, eating pizza on paper plates. Pizza night is a “we’re too busy to cook and do dishes night” or “we’re starving and craving pizza night”.
Pizza manners depend upon where you are and who you are with.
At the very least follow these guidelines:
- If you have a knife available cut the slice lengthwise to make it narrower and more manageable to pick up. You can also fold the slice lengthwise to make it neater to eat.
- Wait until the pizza has cooled a bit before taking a bite. Patience is required or you’ll have greasy cheese all over your shirt and third degree burns on your chin.
- If you have a knife and fork, use them but often you will not in the casual settings where pizza is served.
- Be sure to have a napkin, use it often, and take small bites- even when eating while standing around the kitchen island.
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PS) I’ve taught an hour-long manners class for elementary ages around the theme of pizza by including phone manners (role playing in pairs ordering the pizza), tipping and dealing with service people (when the pizza arrived), and of course basic table manners. It’s fun to have a class theme- the students love it!