Why do Americans call pizzas pizza pies?

I live in New Zealand and I've always wondered why Americans say pizza pie

10 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    I'm from the U.S and I never heard of Pizza Pies.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Despite it's Roman roots, modern pizza as you know it was invented in America as a way to feed urban workers a complete one handed lunch in a hurry.  So here's a shocker, we'll call it what we damned well please.  Actually, the term "pizza pie" is regional, like the term "soda pop".

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago


    I'vė been an American my whole lîfė & håvė 

    NEVER used that term "pie" for Pizza nôr hås

    any1 in my social circle so educate yåsėlf, plś.


  • 1 month ago

    Some Italian Americans call it a a tomato pie, but most Americans call it pizza.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It's a reference to a circle.

    It's close enough to other kinds of pies anyway. What else would you call it, topped flat bread?

    And they don't really call it that anyway.

  • 1 month ago

    90% of Americans or more refer to it as "Pizza", not "pizza pies".

  • 1 month ago

    Pi (math) can be explained by pizza and Pi sound like pie, so naturally Americans will associate the two.  So when Americans say "pie", it is a reference to Pi.

    Americans are smarter than what most non-Americans believe...

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The word "pizza" has a broader meaning in Italian, or to be more precise in some regions of Itlay pizza has a wider meaning and is often used for dishes that and English speaker would call a pie if trying to describe.  "Pizza pie" is a tautology which sprang up in Italian-American communities with south Italian roots.  Here are some Italian "pizzas" we'd call pies:



    This one isn't always called pizza in Italian but you can see that it's the ancestor of the American deep dish pizza:


    Sfincione can be layered with filling AND more filling on top of the crust!

  • 1 month ago

    Nobody says that.

  • We don’t, bro...

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