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PIZZA CONNECTION220 E Lake Ave, Auburndale(863) 967-9230FB: Pizza


J. BURNS’ PIZZAEdgewood Drive:2306 East Edgewood Drive, Lakeland(863) 450-2986


Maryoma Plaza:5615 South Florida Ave #101, Lakeland.         (863) 377-9997

Winter Haven:5535 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven(863) 256-0200FB: J Burns




CALOGERO’S PIZZERIA148A W Haines Blvd, Lake Alfred(863) 268-8352FB: Calogero’s


NEAPOLITAN ITALIAN EATERY645 Ingraham Ave, Haines City(863) 353-2576FB: Neapolitan Italian Eatery, LLC 


AVA NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIAInside The Joinery640 E Main St, LakelandFB: AvaIG


BISTRO PIZZA326 W Central Ave, Winter Haven(863) 875-4894FB: Bistro




PIZZA DADDY’S811 E Palmetto St, Lakeland(863) 937-5562FB: Pizza Daddy’s


KC’S ARTISAN PIZZA AND WINE BAR6645 Florida Ave S STE 5, Lakeland(863) 644-8000FB: Kc’s Artisan Pizza and Wine Bar 



Floridino's Italian Kitchen 

30650 US Hwy 27, Lake Hamilton

(863) 353-2670

FB: Floridino's Italian Kitchen


PIZZERIA VALDIANO1610 Town Center Dr, Lakeland(863) 686-3730FB: Pizzeria ValdianoIG


DORA’S PIZZA35562 US Hwy 27, Haines City(863) 422-6474FB: Dora’s Pizza


DIROMIO’S PIZZA AND GRILL101 Divine Dr, Davenport(863) 420-2001FB: Diromio’s Pizza and GrillIG


PALACE PIZZA BARTOW105 E Main St, Bartow(863) 533-9300FB: Palace Pizza of


PALACE PIZZA HIGHLAND CITY5235 US-98 South, Lakeland(863) 709-8683FB: Palace Pizza Highland


PALACE PIZZA DOWNTOWN114 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland(863) 688-0045FB: Palace


PALACE PIZZA MULBERRY2054 Shepherd Rd, Mulberry(863) 709-0002FB: Palace Pizza


PALACE ITALIAN RESTAURANT SOUTHSIDE4780 Florida Ave S, Lakeland(863) 619-5919FB: Palace SouthsideIG


PALACE ITALIAN PIZZA NORTH6120 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland(863) 853-1316FB: Palace Italian Restaurant





LAKELAND STADIUM PIZZA AND ITALIAN GRILL.         1035 E County Rd 540A, Lakeland(863) 701-7000FB: Lakeland Stadium Pizza and Italian GrillIG


DI MAGGIO’S PIZZERIA6980 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven(863) 293-9200FB: Dimaggio’s


THE FAR CORNER KITCHEN / FAR CORNER PIZZA         943 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland(863) 603-3477FB: The Far Corner Kitchen/ The Far Corner


WABASH PIZZERIA AND ICE CREAM COMPANY217 N Wabash Ave, Lakeland(863) 937-3773FB: Wabash Pizzeria and Ice Cream


EVANO’S FAMILY KITCHEN6617 N Socrum Loop Rd, Lakeland(863) 816-5307FB: Evano’s Family


MIA PIZZA2440 Sand Mine Rd, Davenport(863) 420-3336FB: Mia


CLASSIC PIZZA & SUBS403 W Broadway St, Fort Meade(863) 285-7827FB: Classic Pizza And


DUNDEE DOWNTOWN PIZZA219 E Main St, Dundee(863) 353-5473FB: Dundee Downtown




ANGELA’S PIZZA3800 US-98, Lakeland(863)


IL FORNO ITALIAN RESTAURANT3615 Florida Ave S suite 1310, Lakeland(863) 607-6030FB: Il Forno Italian RestaurantIG


BROTHERS N.Y. STYLE PIZZERIA1107 3rd St SW #3, Winter Haven(863)





GIOVANNI’S NEW YORK PIZZA6959 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven(863) 324-9100FB: Giovanni’s New York


 SAL’S PIZZA213 E Lake Ave, Auburndale(863) 229-5342FB: Sal’s


THAT 716 PIZZA JOINT1950 S Combee Rd, Lakeland(863) 884-4252FB: That 716 Pizza


LUKE’S LEGENDARY PIZZA39867 US Hwy 27 N, Davenport(863) 547-9505FB: Luke’s Legendary


MANNINO’S PIZZA43362 US Hwy 27, Davenport(863) 424-4222FB: Manninos Pizzeria


PRONTO EATALY PIZZA8293 Champions Gate Blvd, Davenport.         (407) 479-2156IG


ROMEO’S PIZZA & PASTA2346 Griffin Rd, Lakeland(863) 816-8100FB: Romeo’s Pizza &


MJ’S PIZZA AND WINGS3062 Cypress Gardens Rd, Winter Haven(863) 268-2715FB: Mj’s New York Style  

Lakeland Location:1747 E Edgewood Dr, Lakeland(863) 816-6950FB: Mjs pizza &wingsmjspizzawingsmenu.coM




LA GUAPACHOSA CUBAN PIZZA6595 Florida Ave S, Lakeland(863) 450-4711FB: La Guapachosa Pizzerí




Jet’s Pizza3234 Florida Ave S, Lakeland(863) 709-09994973 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland(863) 333-0322FB: Jet’s   



The first-ever pizzeria in the world is the Port’Alba in Italy.

Established in 1830, the store cooked their pies in an oven featuring Mount Vesuvius lava. The active volcano lies on the Bay of Naples.


Pizza only came to America in the late 1800s.

The food had been a staple in Naples for years. Italians started migrating to the United States bringing their flavor preferences along.


Pizza in America started on the East Coast.

The first areas to start commercializing pizza were Boston, Connecticut, New Haven, New Jersey, New York, and Trenton. Also, these places received the highest influx of immigrants from South Italy by the shift of the century.


The first pizzeria in the United States opened in 1905.

Italian-American Gennaro Lombardi started a mini-pizza business at his street-front shop in Manhattan. While the shop no longer stands in its original location, Lombardi’s is still operating.


A returning GI invented the gas-fired pizza oven in 1945.

World War II got American soldiers craving pizza from their service in Europe. It inspired GI Ira Nevin for his Baker’s Pride invention, allowing an easier and less-expensive way to bake and retail pizza. 


Pizzas would only sell by the pie, exclusively.

It lasted until 1933 when Patsy Lancieri of Patsy’s Pizzeria, New York initiated the selling-by-slice trend. 


Pizza ATMs debuted in the United States in 2016.

The first machine stands at Xavier University, Ohio, where it holds 70 pizzas. Customers can place orders on the touchscreen, which will then command the machine to heat then serve the pizza.


Pizza Hut made history as the first pizza chain to send a pizza delivery to space.

The pizza chain sent a 6-inch salami pizza via a Russian rocket to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Usachov ate the pizza and took a photo.


The record for the biggest pizza in the world has a diameter of 131 feet.

Made in 2012, the colossal pizza tipped the scale at 51,257 pounds. The ingredients included 19,800 lbs gluten-free flour, 8,800 lbs mozzarella cheese, and 10,000 lbs tomato sauce.



  1. What is the most popular pizza topping in the US?

  2. What is the second most popular pizza topping in the US?

  3. What is America’s least favorite topping?

  4. What day of the year are the most pizzas ordered?

  5. What percentage of Americans eat pizza at least once a month?

  6. Where was the classic Hawaiian pizza with pineapple, cheese, ham & tomato sauce created?

  7. What year did Bagel Bites make their debut?

  8. On average, how many slices of pizza does an American eat in one year?

  9. What is the largest pizza chain in the world?

  10. How many billion pizzas are sold in the US in one year?

  11. What day of the week is the most popular day to order a pizza?

  12. In the movie “Toy Story,” the main characters Buzz and Woody find themselves at a themed pizza restaurant. What was the name of the restaurant?

  13. What type of pizza did surfer Jeff Spicoli order in the movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High?”

  14. How long does it take Domino’s “World’s Fastest Pizza Maker” to make a single large pizza (to the nearest second)?

  15. What percentage of Americans prefer thin crust?



  1. Pepperoni

  2. Sausage

  3. Anchovy

  4. Super Bowl Sunday

  5. 93%

  6. Canada

  7. 1985

  8. 46

  9. Pizza Hut

  10. 3 billion

  11. Saturday

  12. Pizza Planet

  13. Double cheese & sausage

  14. 11 seconds

  15. 61%

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