There is a lot of confusion out there as to whether or not pizza originated from China.

Marco Polo
Tomato in Italy

Origin of Pizza

Pizza is one of the more popular foods here in the United States. But as most American culture, it has been borrowed from our forefathers somewhere in Europe. Pizza was borrowed from Italy.

The types of pizza currently made in America differ across the country. There is New York style pizza that is very thin bread. Then there is the Chicago Deep Dish with a very thick bread and lots of toppings. Whatever your preference, pizza tastes great no matter what.

The saying goes, "Pizza is like $!%*&. No matter how bad it is, it is still good."

But now the question goes, does Italy's origins of pizza come from China?


Here is the explanation people will give you that spaghetti did come from China.

  1. It was the European presentation of noodles.
  2. Marco Polo brought with him what was a flat bread that could be considered some manifestation of the current pizza.
  3. The thing is the pizza with its tomato sauce and cheese were Italian in origin but the concept that Polo had created came from China.