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KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
6/4/11 7:35 A

4 people, 2 slices each

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
6/4/11 6:38 A

Thin or thick crust?

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6/4/11 4:57 A

I would say about 4

6/4/11 2:44 A

100% depends on who is eating. The guys that show up to help you move...plan 1/4 of a pizza a person. High school (growth spurt) teens, 2-3 slices each. Elementery kiddies at a birthday party...1 or 2 pcs each. Family elders throwing a party....1 each. Toddlers....1 each.

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6/4/11 1:59 A

The number of slices per person definitely depends on your audience. When my daughter used to swim, I bought 12 large pizzas for around 25 swimmers after a 2 hour practice. This was on top of a bunch of other food other people bought. They wiped out the pizzas in about 10 minutes and wanted more. These were all 8-17 years skinny kids. Lol. I'm sure your group will be different.

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6/4/11 1:25 A


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6/3/11 11:57 P

I would say it depends on who you're feeding. I have a teenage son that can eat almost a whole pie himself...and he's not fat.

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6/3/11 10:41 P

serving is a slice but a large pizza should feed 4 but for most people who over due it on food it will only feed 3 these days...

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
6/3/11 10:04 P

In my past - 1

KATHAKU Posts: 1,156
6/3/11 10:02 P

Me. Just kidding.. I'm not sure. :/

6/3/11 8:37 P

Lol, a 10 inch pizza... that's not even a pizza here in NY. That's like a "personal size" pizza. Your average NY pizza is probably at least 24 inches across... they don't come in sizes. They're just... pizza sized.

A pizza sized pizza in NY serves 2-4 people, depending on appetite, more if they're tiny women watching their figures and not having more than one slice.

I always feel a little sad for people who live in places where pizzas are measured by the inch instead of by the slice...

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6/3/11 8:07 P

The term "large" is a matter of perception as some people feel a 10" or 12" pizza is large.. If this is the size, then I estimate that 4 - 5 people would be average .

BAYSIDE07 Posts: 7,534
6/3/11 8:03 P

A large pizza should feed 4 people.

KEELYME Posts: 1,162
6/3/11 7:11 P

@ MYPOINT: Just get a few bags of salad mix and a couple of liters of soda and you should be all set for sides.

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6/3/11 4:24 P

It also depends on how many toppings. Most folks will eat more slices if the toppings are skimpy, but might only be able to eat a slice or two if it is fully loaded.

...and if it is thin crust, regular or deepdish.

Edited by: NENATO2 at: 6/3/2011 (16:24)
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6/3/11 4:16 P

Okay, thank you. I think I found the place, a large pizza is $10.00 and it has 12 slices. I will figure every other pizza for three people and the other for four. That way there will be plenty. I would be embarrassed to not have enough. Thank for you all of your help. These are 14" pizzas. I will also see if I can take any sides. I think it may be wise to only have two varieties that way everyone won't be trying this one and that one lol, gotta think of everything when planning a party lol.They will be cheese pizzas and pepperoni pizzas, everyone loves plain cheese pizza! :) it will be held there, not held in my home. Thanks again!

NIRERIN Posts: 14,274
6/3/11 3:47 P

i think it really depends on who you are feeding. i know most pizzas here only come sliced in 8ths, and that's for everything from 10" up. there may be some difference in square to round [in other words you need more square slices than you do round ones]. and also how many inches your place calls a large [around here they run from 12-18"].

i know the last time my family ate out at a pizza place, the three of us got a large, which was supposed to feed two. admittedly we were planning on going light because we had wanted to snack elsewhere as well, but that "feeds 2 adults" large was way too big for us. we each had two slices with 2 slices leftover and us stuffed. the couple at the table next to us not only finished off their large, but had appetizers and dessert too.
it depends on the place, the actual size of the large, how many pieces it gets cut into and who is eating it.

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
6/3/11 3:47 P

find out if it's a 14" or 16" pizza, and how many slices.. you want 3 slices for adults, 2 for kids usually. our 14" large used to be 12 slices, but now it's 10, and our 16"XL is 12 slices.

KEELYME Posts: 1,162
6/3/11 3:44 P

Plus, some restaurants, like Donatos, cut the round pizzas into squares, not slices.

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6/3/11 3:42 P

3 people

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,404
6/3/11 3:41 P

Depending where I buy it, a large can be 8 slices, 12 slices or 16 slices.
There is no standardization.

ELLEN0407 Posts: 2,037
6/3/11 3:27 P

in NJ a lg pizza has 8 slices and feeds 4ppl (3 if they are super hungry guys)

KEELYME Posts: 1,162
6/3/11 3:24 P

I have to agree that there is such a variation in what "large" means that it's dificult to tell. I'm in New York, where most large hand-tossed pizzas that I've seen have 8 slices, not 12.

Of course, when I look at a Dominos medium, or the average freezer-section pizza and see that a slice is supposed to be 1/8 of the pizza I want to laugh.

Edited by: KEELYME at: 6/3/2011 (15:32)
KKLENNERT809 Posts: 10,742
6/3/11 3:19 P

You are correct, if it is a mix of male and female guests. If it is all males, then you might be a little shy.

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6/3/11 3:16 P

Whenever I do pizza, I usually figure:
3 slices per adult
1-2 slices per child (depending on the age of the kids you expect to attend)

Then I usually do one or two of the following (just in case there are any big eaters, depending on who I expect to attend):
- Chips & Salsa (or other dip)
- Veggie Platter
- Fruit Platter
- Olive/Pickle Platter
- Mixed Nuts
- Wheat Thins and/or Ritz & Cheese
- Pretzels
- A couple of sliced sub sandwiches
- Taquitos (the frozen kind, cut in half and served with salsa in the middle on a platter)
- Lil Smokies w/ BBQ Sauce (using toothpicks)
- Trail Mix or Chex Mix/Gardettos

..those are a few off the top of my head (can you tell I do this a lot? lol)

Edit: I've had leftovers before, but keep in mind, the longer the party, the more food will get eaten so that's something to consider too.

Edited by: NMAMUSIC at: 6/3/2011 (15:18)
RICCILYNN Posts: 2,454
6/3/11 3:08 P

I think this place is just local to the Albany, NY area - Paesan's Pizza. Their large pizzas are enormous!!

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6/3/11 3:06 P

Really, that isn't family size or extra large? if you do not mind do you know the name of the place in case we have one here.I will google it. I am thinking of pizza party and need to know the cost first per person to eat. Thank you!

RICCILYNN Posts: 2,454
6/3/11 3:02 P

I suppose it depends on how "large" the "large" is. We have places around here that has their large cut into 18 slices and they are huge slices.

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6/3/11 2:48 P

I need to know how many servings does one large pizza have. My guess is that it serves 4 people 3 pieces each, am I correct? Thank you!

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