How To Say "Pizza" in Spanish

Monday Oct 18, 2021

How do you say pizza in Spanish? Many individuals search for this question, either before traveling abroad or out of pure curiosity. The answer may be simple, but once you know, there are many other terms you will want to learn as well. We'll teach you everything you need to know about how to say pizza in Spanish, including how to order and some of the most popular topping requests. 

How Do You Say "Pizza" in Spanish?

If you're going to be ordering a delicious pie abroad, there's no need to worry about learning a new word. "Pizza" in Spanish is the same as in English. It's still "pizza!" However, the pronunciation is slightly different. Whereas in English "pizza" is pronounced pētsə, in Spanish it is pronounced pee-sah. 

If you are referring to one pizza the proper terminology is "la pizza" and if you are referring to multiple pies you say "las pizzas." And if you're looking for your closest pizza place, you can ask for the nearest "pizzería." 

Pizza Toppings and How to Order

So, you know how to say "pizza" and "pizzeria" in Spanish, but do you know the phrase for pizza toppings? It's "el ingrediente de la pizza." Below, check out how to say some of the most common pizza toppings in Spanish.

  • A pizza with extra cheese: Una pizza con queso extra.
  • A pizza with pepperoni: Una pizza con pepperoni.
  • A pizza with mushrooms: Una pizza con champiñones.
  • A pizza with sausage: Una pizza con chorizo.

And if you need to know how to order a pie at the local pizzería:

  • Can I please have a pizza?: ¿puedo por favor comer una pizza?
  • Can I please have a pizza with pepperoni?: ¿puedo por favor comer una pizza con pepperoni?

If you need to ask where the closest pizza spot is:

  • Where is the pizzeria?: ¿Dónde está la pizzería?

With these few phrases, you are well on your way to ordering your favorite pizza combination when you travel abroad. Pizza is well-loved everywhere, so if you get a craving for a cheesy pie while you're traveling there is bound to be a local spot nearby.

The History of Pizza in Spain

While there are many Spanish-speaking countries around the world, Spain was perhaps the first to receive an introduction to the dish. In the early 1500s, Spanish soldiers of the Viceroy were stationed in Naples are said to have gathered regularly at the Tavern of the Cerrigloi. The most popular dish at the Tavern? Pizza. 

As the soldiers made their way back to Spain, and Italian immigrants traveled as well, the revered dish came with them, establishing roots in the country. To this day pizza is a popular dish in Spain. Spanish pizza makers and chefs tend to use a thick, sweeter dough compared to the pizza we're accustomed to and often forgo adding the red sauce Americans are familiar with.

Pizza in Mexico

Mexico is another Spanish-speaking country where pizza is incredibly popular. If you're ordering a pie in Mexico you may want to give the local spin a try. Mexican pizzerias often add toppings such as jalapeño peppers, shrimp, avocado, scallops, and pepper jack and Oaxaca cheese. 

Pizza in Argentina

Argentina has a large population of individuals with Italian heritage, so it makes sense that pizza is a popular dish here. Pizzerias began popping up around the country in the late 1800s as many Italian immigrants settled in Buenos Aires.  

Pizza in Argentina often has a thick crust, and popular toppings include olives, ham, red peppers, onions, and fresh tomato slices. It's said that the city of Buenos Aires has the most pizzerias per person in the entire world. 

Pizza around the World

While the answer to "how do you say pizza in Spanish" is simple, there are many different dialects around the world that may differ in how your order. If you are traveling abroad and are looking to order a pizza, go ahead and try the local specials. See what's on the menu and try something new and different. It's the global love of pizza that brings us all together, and that love has resulted in many unique and delicious topping combinations. 

From the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean to the more savory flavors found in Latin America, here at Hungry Howie's® we can't wait to try each and every one of them. In our eyes, every pizza is a masterpiece and the possibilities for new flavors are exciting.

Order a Pizza Tonight 

While you may not be able to travel the globe tonight, trying pizzas from many different countries, you can order a delicious pie from Hungry Howie's®. Place an order online or give us a call. We'll have your order ready to go in no time, for either carry-out or delivery.