Why do Americans call pizzas pizza pies?

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

10 Answers

Relevance
  • 3 months ago

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

  • Anonymous
    4 months 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
    4 months 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.

    ,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,

  • 4 months ago

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

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • Anonymous
    4 months 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.

  • 4 months ago

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

  • 4 months 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
    4 months 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:

    https://italianhomecooking.co.uk/2019/04/14/pizza-...

    https://culinariaitalia.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/p...

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

    https://italianhomecooking.co.uk/2017/08/24/sfinci...

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

  • 4 months ago

    Nobody says that.

  • 4 months ago

    We don’t, bro...

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.