You Should Never Fold Pizza Slices. Here's Why

Pizza is one of those foods that holds enough power to quell a room full of rambunctious and lively small children. Several decades ago, Italian food was seen as the "poor man's food" by Americans, according to WBUR. Food writer John Mariani revealed that all Italian food, pizza included, was seen and considered "fairly low-class but very lovable." Mariani states that Italian food wasn't always made the way that it is made today, causing many Americans to be wary of it, as it was seen as greasy and oily. 

Nowadays, pizza (and Italian food) is made using fresh ingredients like EVOO, white truffles, and prosciutto. Because of all the goodness that pizza is now topped with, many feel that folding your pizza does a huge disservice to your taste buds. Thrillist claims that by folding the pizza, you are burying all the ingredients with the crust and not achieving the pizza's full and intended flavor profile.

What folks are saying about pizza folding

The folks at Time Out feel that when you fold the pizza, you have a higher likelihood of eating your pizza that much faster. Time Out New York Tastemaker, KC Cibran, states that unfolded pizza bites make the pizza not only last longer, but bring more joy to the pizza eater when consuming a slice. Like Thrillist, Time Out believes that the toppings aren't getting the respect that they are due when a pizza is folded — not folding the pizza allows you to get equal bites of the meat, cheese, and pizza yumminess every time you go in for another bite. 

Meanwhile, Giordano's makes the claim that if you fold a pizza with a "crispy, rigid or crumbly crust" it will break and crack, leaving you with something that is not quite a pizza. Giordano's recommends that if you feel the urgent need to fold your pizza, that you should stick to a crust that is more flexible, as those will not break.