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Entry from March 15, 2024
American Pizza (pizza topped with hot dogs and french fries)

“Pizza Americano” (or “American Pizza”) is pizza topped with hot dogs and french fries. The dish is popular in Italy, but it’s not known who invented it. Americans do eat hot dogs and french fries, but very rarely put them both on pizza.
 
Ribalta (48th East 12th Street in Manhattan) has on its menu: “AMERICANA Imported fior di latte, hot dog & French fries.” Mel Magazine, in an article on Ribalta and “Pizza Americano” on March 20, 2021, stated, “As for the hot dog and French fry pizza, he says that it’s extremely popular in Naples and it has been since he was a kid there in the 1970s.”
   
“They also make the silly ‘pizza americana’ w/ cut up hot dogs & french fries on top. Then the locals squirt ketchup & may all over” was posted on X/Twitter by Amy Marshall on June 28, 2010. “So via @LanzaFAMEEE the ‘pizza americana’ consists of mayonnaise french fries and cheese. He says its delicious” was posted on X/Twitter by David Henrie on July 1, 2011. “Time for the pizza americana. Yup, hot dog, French fries, sweet corn. Mmmmmmm” was posted on X/Twitter by matt Yule on February 11, 2012.
   
“In Italy, they serve a pizza with hot dogs and french fries as a topping and it’s called an American Pizza!! Lmfao” was posted on X/Twitter by Jeff Chang on July 9, 2012. “How do you make pizza into ‘Americana Pizza’? Simple, throw some fries on it” was posted on Instagram by djesha on November 8, 2012. “In Italy the ‘American pizza’ has fries and hot dogs on it…. How sad” was posted on X/Twitter by Lianna on May 27, 2013. “Living in Italy, this is not just a case, here every pizzeria, or in this case a shawarma/kebab place has the ‘american’ pizza with fries and hotdog slices on it. It is mostly ordered by children” was posted on X/Twitter by apache helicopter on March 2, 2024.
   
         
Ribalta (48 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003)
PIZZA NAPOLETANA ROSSA (RED) 
AMERICANA
Imported fior di latte, hot dog & French fries
             
X/Twitter
Amy Marshall
@amystweeting
@kairuy They also make the silly ‘pizza americana’ w/ cut up hot dogs & french fries on top. Then the locals squirt ketchup & may all over.
1:52 AM · Jun 28, 2010
     
X/Twitter
David Henrie
@DavidHenrie
So via @LanzaFAMEEE the “pizza americana” consists of mayonnaise french fries and cheese. He says its delicious.
8:01 PM · Jul 1, 2011
   
X/Twitter
Matt Yule
@mattyule
Time for the pizza americana. Yup, hot dog, French fries, sweet corn. Mmmmmmm. (@ Feluccio Wine & Bar) [pic]: http://4sq.com/AsqZ6Z
5:08 PM · Feb 11, 2012
     
X/Twitter
Jeff Chang
@TasakaFlocka
In Italy, they serve a pizza with hot dogs and french fries as a topping and it’s called an American Pizza!! Lmfao
7:07 AM · Jul 9, 2012
 
X/Twitter
Marie Gerencser
@MarieGerencser
The ‘Americana’ pizza would be the one with French fries on it…
(A photo is shown.—ed.)
3:24 PM · Aug 26, 2012
   
X/Twitter
Savannah
@HappyGraySkies
Pizza Americana. Pizza with french fries on it. Best pizza ever. Try it.
9:04 PM · Sep 29, 2012
   
Instagram
djesha
November 8, 2012
How do you make pizza into “Americana Pizza”? Simple, throw some fries on it..
The Italians will not be happy about this..
(A photo is shown.—ed.)
   
An American in Rome 
ITALY
Pizza with French Fries
POSTED ON APRIL 6, 2013 BY NATALIE
Good news! All your dreams have come true at once!
 
From the brand that brought you frozen supplì: pizza with french fries and hot dogs (wurtsel e patatine)!
 
This is not a new idea, though it is a terrible one.  You can find pizza with french fries around Rome.  I think I’ve seen someone eating it a grand total of 1 time in 3 years.
   
X/Twitter
Lianna
@siciLianna_
In Italy the “American pizza” has fries and hot dogs on it…. How sad
4:01 PM · May 27, 2013
   
X/Twitter
Weezy F Jilly
@j_heft
Rosa said that in Italy they have “American pizza” that’s covered in hot dogs and fries 😂
10:50 AM · Jul 16, 2013
 
X/Twitter
Velvet 🦇🦇
@missvelvetwren
Factoftheday: In Italy, pizza americana is a pizza topped w/ French Fries & sliced hot dogs.
(Let’s think about when we stereotype others)
11:27 AM · Aug 15, 2013
 
X/Twitter
Yelp New York
@YelpNYC
Ribalta Pizza on #Yelp: The Americana complete with chopped hot dogs and French fries. Surprisingly quite tasty. http://yelp.com/biz_photos/ribalta-pizza-new-york?pt=biz_photo&ref=twitter&select=rQMXovrZvJ25ZrhndTwgdw
4:21 PM · Sep 24, 2014
 
X/Twitter 
Andy W
@WyoBronco
@thedailybeast Pizza Americana with hot dogs and french fries. Actually pretty good with ketchup on top #PizzaBeast
2:24 PM · Feb 9, 2015
 
X/Twitter
Meggers
@_bobmcbobberson
The “Americana” pizza is pizza with french fries and ketchup on top. Come on, now.
7:26 AM · Dec 22, 2015
 
X/Twitter
ur favorite 𝕏 gf
@savAnacondaDont
My new family told me they go to a pizzeria that has French fries on one pizza named the “Americana” bc everyone knows we’re all fatasses.
6:39 PM · Dec 28, 2015
   
X/Twitter
Emma Jo
@Hello_EmmaJo
Italy sells American Pizza it has HOT DOGS AND FRENCH FRIES on it
(A photo is shown.—ed.)
12:57 PM · Jun 16, 2016
 
X/Twitter
Maya
@CrazyMareenka
Pizza Americana aka cheese pizza with french fries. I am not even sorry. I ate two pieces and dropped dead. 🍕🍟
10:29 AM · Aug 25, 2016
 
Facebook
NBC New York posted a video to playlist Peculiar Pizza.
November 13, 2017 ·
Peculiar Pizza: ‘Americana Pizza’
This New York pizzeria is serving up hot dogs, pizza and French fries all at once.
Would you try it? More unique NYC pizzas here: http://4.nbcny.com/sfwIS4B
(A video is shown.—ed.)
     
Reddit—Shittyfoodporn
Posted by u/NotSocialEngineer June 16, 2019
“Pizza Americana” - A terribly acidic pizza topped with hot dog slices and room temperature unsalted french fries, courtesy of Venice, Italy
i.imgur.com/44vHr5…
COMMENTS
totesbasic
I wonder if people from Italy visit America and are confused when we don’t actually eat pizzas with hot dogs and fries on them.
   
Reddit—PizzaCrimes
Posted by u/capt_beard March 1, 2021
“American Pizza” with hot dogs and French fries in Pizzo, Italy
(A photo is shown.—ed.)
 
Mel Magazine
REAL ITALIANS PUT HOT DOGS AND FRENCH FRIES ON THEIR PIZZA
It’s known as ‘American Pizza’ — pineapple, however, is still unacceptable
March 20, 2021
It sounded like something I’d order when I was drunk. Hot dogs and French fries on pizza? No sober mind could consume such a thing, I reasoned, much less put it on a menu. Yet, to my surprise, I found out that it was a popular offering at one of the most authentic Neapolitan restaurants in Manhattan, a place called Ribalta.
(...)
As for the hot dog and French fry pizza, he says that it’s extremely popular in Naples and it has been since he was a kid there in the 1970s. Generally speaking, while Procino says kids menus aren’t really a thing in Italy, the hot dog and French fry pizza is usually enjoyed by children.
 
Looking into this a bit myself, I found that this pizza goes by a number of different names in Italy, including “Pizza Americana” and “The American.” Also, “Pizza Viennese” is pizza with just hot dogs, but it seems that some people add fries to it but still call it Viennese. That name, to explain, refers to the Vienna sausages on the pizza, which seem to be used just as often as proper hot dogs.
   
Reddit—Europe
Posted by u/JoeFalchetto June 17, 2022
In Italy we are perfectly capable of committing our pizza crimes; here is “pizza americana”, with würstel and french fries on top
(A photo is shown.—ed.)
 
X/Twitter
Ralph Napolitano
@DrRalphNap
In Italy they put hot dogs and French fries on pizza to make fun of us.
That call it “Pizza Americana”
And they love it.
Last edited
7:36 PM · Jun 26, 2023
     
YouTube
Pizza Americana
Growing Up Italian
Jun 26, 2023
     
X/Twitter
apache helicopter
@joilkry
Living in Italy, this is not just a case, here every pizzeria, or in this case a shawarma/kebab place has the “american” pizza with fries and hotdog slices on it. It is mostly ordered by children
2:31 AM · Mar 2, 2024
· 
X/Twitter
Jean Marchetti
@HalcombeL
I.Swear.2.god.
In Italy, EATILY!
The “American Pizza” is served in Rimini.
Hot Dogs and French Fries on Pizza.
11:26 AM · Mar 2, 2024
 
X/Twitter
Rothmus 🏴
@Rothmus
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
PIZZA
AMERICANA
Currently in Italy…
someone please explain
why they think we put
French fries on our pizza
4:19 AM · Mar 14, 2024

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