What size is a 14-inch pizza, and how many slices do you get from it? In today’s pizza guide, we will take an in-depth look like never before! This guide will discuss how classifications vary, how big a 14-inch pizza is, how many portions you can get from it, and how many people you can feed (taking into consideration age, gender, and pizza type).
What Size Is a 14-Inch Pizza?
Pizza sizes may seem simple at first, but once you dive a little deeper, it becomes oddly complex.
Did you know that a “large” pizza has different measurements in different areas of the world? To some degree, that makes sense. In the same way, it makes sense that “heavy cream” has different classifications in different parts of the world.
But what makes it more complex is that a “large” pizza actually even differs in size between countries, cities, towns, and establishments.
And that’s why so many people are curious about exactly how big a 14-inch pizza is.
So, today I’ll help you out with that.
When you refer to a pizza by its inches, it specifically refers to the diameter of the pizza. So, a 14-inch pizza is 14 inches in diameter.
That’s the same as 35.56 centimeters or 36cm to round it up.
Usually, this size of pizza will be labeled as “large.” That being said, depending on where you are buying, it may also be an “extra-large.”
Again, it really depends massively on where you are buying from. For example, Domino’s large pizza is 13.5 inches in some places and 14 inches in others. While it’s all from the same brand, the region makes a difference in portion sizes.
How Many Slices Do You Get From A 14-Inch Pizza?
So, the next question I get after, “Is a 14-inch pizza a large?” is about the number of slices you get from it. That also depends from place to place and even region to region.
Usually, you should get at least 8 slices, like most traditional large pizzas are divided.
However, you can ask for it to be cut into ten or even twelve slices instead. Obviously, the more slices are cut, the smaller the portion sizes will be.
If you cut a 14-inch pizza into 8 slices, each slice will have a surface area of 19.25 square inches.
If you cut the same pizza into 12 slices, each slice will only be 12.8 square inches in size.
How Many People Does A 14-Inch Pizza Feed?
I hate this question because it’s so hard to pinpoint a number.
It really depends on how much each person eats, which, obviously, varies a ton!
If you have a birthday party for kids, you will need a lot less pizza than for an adult party.
Furthermore, the number of toppings and type of toppings can also make you fuller quicker, depending on what they are. So, in some cases, you may only be able to eat two slices. In others, you could eat four!
So how do we calculate this?
On average, a toddler will eat one slice of pizza from a large pizza. So, you can work off a slice per kid, which comes to 8 in total.
If you look at adults, one 14-inch large pizza will feed between two to four people. This depends on the toppings and type of people. Men eat more than women. Teenagers (or young adults) eat more than senior citizens.
So, you can change the number slightly depending on these variables.
14-Inch Pizza Size Comparison
Okay, so if a 14-inch pizza is a large pizza, what are the other category sizes?
There are five main categories of pizza sizes. While the terminology is pretty universal, again, keep in mind that the exact sizes won’t be.
A personal pizza refers to any pizza that is meant for one person. It’s usually between 4 and 8 inches in diameter (10.2 to 30.3 cm).
These are usually cut into 4 slices. Each slice has a surface area of between 3.25 to 12.5 square inches, depending on the size of the personal pizza.
A small pizza can also be eaten by one person but is more suited for two or kids. These pizzas are usually between 8 to 10 inches in diameter (20.3 to 25.4 cm).
They are cut into 6 slices. Each slice will be between 8.3 and 13.2 square inches.
Medium pizza can sometimes be called a large pizza. These have a diameter of 12 inches (30.5 cm).
They are cut into 6 or 8 slices. But as with the large pizza, can be cut into 10 upon request.
A medium pizza slice will be between 14.1 and 18.8 square inches, depending on the number of slices you cut. If you cut 10 slices, each will be 11.3 square inches in size.
You can check out the section above on large pizza sizes. To recap briefly, a large is traditionally a 14-inch pizza that is cut into 8-10 slices.
Extra Large Pizza
Finally, an extra large pizza is anything bigger than 14 inches. Because pizza sizes go up by 2 inches, it will start at 16 inches.
These are almost always cut into 10 slices, possibly more.
A 16-inch, 10-slice extra-large pizza will have a slice size of 20.1 square inches.
If cut into 12 slices, each will be 16.8 square inches in size.
How Many Calories Are In A 14-Inch Pizza?
This is, unfortunately, an impossible question to answer. The overall number of calories depends on the pizza base used, the ingredients in the sauce, the type and quantity of cheese, and the type of toppings.
Unless you have a specific recipe or the manufacturer specifies the nutritional values, you won’t ever be able to calculate the calories.
That being said, you are looking at anywhere upwards of 280 calories per slice. That’s about 2240 calories for an 8-slice 14-inch large pizza. But again, it could be significantly higher.
However, if you use low-calorie ingredients or cut more slices (smaller portions), it can be lower.