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How Big Is a 14-inch Pizza (NO. of Slices & People Can Feed)

If you order a 14-inch pizza and the first question to pop is how big it is, you’re probably in the right place.

Generally, a 14-inch pizza is about 154 square inches and 1.40 times bigger than a 12-inch pizza.

But this definition won’t apply to all pizzerias- some depend on topping variations and the thickness of the crusts. Brooklyn-size pizzas are known for being extra, and their 14-inch pizzas are chunkier.

How Many Slices In A 14-inch Pizza?

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The general number of slices in a 14-inch pizza is ten slices, as cutting it into ten pieces is easier.

Again, it depends on who’s cutting the pizza, and I’ve been to several local restaurants that do only eight pieces for a 14-inch pizza.

So, the best way to know the number of slices is to ask. Any pizza shop knows how to cut and package their pizza, and asking will save you lots of miscalculations.

If you’re a fan of big slices, you can also request the chef to make generous cuts. New York-style pizzas have eight pieces when you order a 14-inch pizza.

Here’s a quick rundown on how they do it:

  • 8 slices: cut pizza in half, then each half is cut into four slices
  • 9 slices: cut pizza into thirds, then each third is cut into three slices
  • 10 slices: cut pizza in half, then each half is cut into fifths
  • 12 slices: cut pizza into quarters, then each quarter is cut into thirds

How Many People Does a 14-inch Pizza Feed?

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A 14-inch pizza is the standard size most people buy as it is easier to share amongst a group.

Typically, a 14-inch pizza should feed four people (adult) without anyone feeling unsatisfied.

But what if you’re hosting a kid’s birthday party? The same pizza can feed up to five children.

Of course, all these numbers will depend on appetite, toppings used, and other factors.

Bring more than enough if you’re hosting a party and not sure how many pizzas to order, as you can always freeze the leftovers!

If you’re feeding one or two people, I’d recommend grabbing a 10 or 12-inch pizza.

14-inch Pizza Calories

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How many calories is in a 14-inch pizza?

The answer to this is so broad that we’ll need to sit down for a pizza and discuss it.

Anyways, the calories in a 14-inch thin-crust pizza will depend on the brand, amount of toppings, quality of ingredients, etc. Some critics say that an average 14-inch pizza slice contains 200-280 calories.

The cheese and toppings are the most significant contributors to a pizza’s calorie count, and toppings alone can account for as much as 60% of the calorie count.

Even with such estimates, you can never be so sure about the calorie count of a 14-inch pizza. The best way to check your nutritional value is to consult a certified nutritionist or your healthcare provider.

Nevertheless, pizza is a high-calorie meal with plenty of fats; you may want to eat it in moderation. If you’re looking for a healthier option, consider pizza with thin crusts and vegetable toppings. Reduce the amount of meat and cheese on your order, and you’re all set!

Some vegan pizzas may have a high-calorie count but are considered a healthier option, and that’s because they contain fiber and antioxidants critical for health and well-being.

So, while we may not know the exact amount of calories in a 14-inch pizza, it is crucial to know the calories to make smart dietary choices.

FAQs About 14-inch Pizza

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12-inch Pizza Vs. 14-inch Pizza, How Much Bigger?

Using standard sizes, a 14-inch pizza is about 1.36 times larger than a 12-inch pizza.

Of course, how big will depend on the size of the toppings and the thickness of the crust. Some 14-inch pizzas may be twice as large as 12-inch pizzas, so the ultimate way to see which is biggest is to compare them visually.

The average percentage increase in a 14-inch pizza in terms of food content is 20% which means you get a bigger portion fit for large families.

The price difference between the two is so tiny that buying a 14-inch pizza gives you more value.

14-inch Pizza Vs. 16-inch Pizza, How Much Bigger?

If we consider the diameter alone, a 16-inch pizza is bigger than a 14-inch pizza by 2 inches, with almost twice the surface area.

Most folks prefer a 14-inch pizza and consider it an ideal size for the family. But a 16-inch pizza is big enough to feed around 2-4 people perfectly!

The 16-inch pizza has a larger diameter, and it is crucial to consider its toppings. In almost all restaurants, the toppings are served based on the area, not the diameter, so you might not get twice as much as the 14-inch pizza.

So, when looking at the two, it is ideal to consider both the length and diameter of the crust.

A 16-inch pizza would be a better deal if you’re hosting a big party, and you’ll have less clutter and more food for the guests.

14-inch Pizza Vs. 18-inch Pizza, How Much Bigger?

An 18-inch pizza is huge compared to a 14-inch pizza in diameter and total area.

Typically, one 18-inch pizza has an area that’s 1.7 times bigger than a 14-inch pizza. So, if you were to spend $19 on one 18-inch pizza, you’d have to pay $5.59 extra on 14-inch pizzas.

Mathematically, buying an 18-inch pizza is a better deal, but only if there are enough people to eat it! The general rule to how big an-18-inch pizza is compared to a 14-inch pizza is the toppings and the number of people eating it.

That said, an 18-inch pizza should be enough to serve 6 to 8 people, while the 14-inch pizza should be ideal for 4 to 6 people.

How Much Dough For A 14-inch Pizza?

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Ideally, you want to use 350 grams of dough for a Brooklyn-Style crust, about the size of a grapefruit. It’s tricky to crunch the numbers, but I had to go back to old geometry books and calculate the amount of dough per square inch of pizza.

The ideal rule is to square the radius of the pizza and multiply that by pi. So, here’s a quick calculation for our 14-inch pizza.

7² x 3.14 = 153.86

Then, we multiply by 2.3 to get the total amount of dough for the whole pizza.

153.86 x 2.3 = 353.9 

Of course, you can adjust the measurements and use more or less dough per square inch of pizza. Some wild recipes for thick-crust pizza use up to 900 grams of dough!

Is A 14-inch Pizza Big?

A 14-inch pizza is big and often too big for one person to eat, and it has about ten slices, which is higher than the average number a person eats in one sitting.

The average circumference of a 14-inch pizza is 44 inches which are bigger than a dinner platter.

How Many 14-inch Pizzas To Feed 20 People?

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Before getting into the numbers, you need to ask yourself, how hungry are the 20 people? If you’re serving pizza after hours of activities, they’ll need more than the average serving.

A 14-inch pizza usually is cut into 8-10 slices, each measuring approximately 15 square inches. For a group of 20 people, consider buying eight 14-inch pizzas with medium toppings.

If you’re on a budget and your guests are hungry, add more toppings instead of buying extra pizza.

Most people prefer a combination of toppings such as meat, pepperoni, and sausage.

Remember to check if any of your guests are allergic, vegetarian, or have any sensitive meal preferences.

How Much Cheese On A 14-inch Pizza?

A pizza’s mouthwatering cheesy texture makes people hungry and yearning for more. But too much of it is also not good for your health.

Ideally, for a standard 14-inch pizza, you’ll need about 6 to 7 oz of cheese.

If you need a little cheese burst, add about 8 oz to the base, and you’ll have a perfectly balanced pizza.

If you choose a cheese blend of, let’s say, mozzarella and parmesan, reduce the numbers by at least an ounce.

How Much Flour Required For A 14-inch Pizza?

The amount of flour in a 14-inch pizza depends on the thickness of the crust.

A standard thin-crust pizza requires about 350 grams of flour, while a thick New York-style pizza needs about 500 grams of flour.

Are 2 Medium Pizzas Same As 14-inch Large?

A 14-inch large pizza is usually cut into eight slices and feeds about three to four people, while a medium 12-inch pizza serves two to four people.

However, a 14-inch pizza is about 1.3 times larger than a 12-inch pizza and will cost you less than buying two medium pizzas.


A 14-inch pizza is the most popular size for people since it is big enough to fill up several tummies at an affordable cost. The quality of a pizza can determine so many things, from size, toppings, and the pizzeria you choose.

Whether a family night out or a lazy dinner, a 14-inch pizza provides an ideal dinner option for you and your friends!

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I’m Jennifer Schlette, a Registered Dietitian and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I love cooking, reading, and my kids! Here you’ll find the healthiest recipes & substitutions for your cooking. Enjoy, and be well, friends!

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