National Pepperoni Pizza - September 20
Wed, Sep 20, 2023

National Pepperoni Pizza

National Pepperoni Pizza Day is about this delicious pizza, and celebrated on September 20th. The combination of classic ingredients with savory salami slices makes this the most popular pizza option.


This type of pizza was created in 1889 by the Italian culinary specialist Raffaele Esposito. True, some sources claim it was invented much earlier in Naples, in 1738.

It is believed the pizza recipe was brought to the United States by Italian immigrants in the early 20th century. At the same time, a salami of the same name, which was the main component of pizza, was gaining popularity across America. It was prepared with beef and pork, and the key ingredient of the spicy sausage is a small but hot pepperoni.

Interesting facts

  • Pepperoni is the Italian collective name for some varieties of capsicum.
  • According to statistics, every third pizza sold in the world is a pepperoni.
  • There is a similar version of the pizza in Italy itself, but with the name Diavlo. This a devilish name perfectly reflects the piquant taste of the dish.

How to take part

Gather with friends or family to visit some of the city’s best pizzerias and taste a professional Pepperoni pizza. If you are not indifferent to cooking, National Pepperoni Pizza Day is an excellent option for celebrating by making this dish yourself. The recipe can be easily found on the Internet.

You can also share information about this holiday on social networks. Tell us how you first tried this world-famous pizza variant.

When is National Pepperoni Pizza in 2023?

National Pepperoni Pizza is observed on September 20 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday September 20 2023
Friday September 20 2024
Saturday September 20 2025
Sunday September 20 2026