At a Pizza Parlor

English Vocabulary 18 September 2010 | 4 Comments

Here are some expressions you can use or you may hear when ordering pizza at a restaurant.

“I’d like a slice of pizza.” – A slice means a single piece of pizza.

“Can I have extra cheese on my pizza?”

“I’d like a meat-lovers pizza.” – A meat-lovers pizza usually has all of the kinds of meat that the restaurant serves. Usually pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon and hamburger.

“Do you have any specials today?” – A special is a meal that is cheaper than normal. The pizza parlor I go to has a lunch special where you get 2 slices of pizza and a soft drink for $6.

“What toppings would you like on your pizza?” – This is what the waitress might ask you in order to find out what you’d like on top of your pizza.

“Thin crust, hand tossed or pan?” – Lots of restaurants have different types of crusts. Pan can sometimes be called thick crust.

Here’s a typical dialog. You will be the customer and say what you’d like to order:

Waitress: May I take your order?

Customer:

Waitress: What kind of crust would you like? We have thin or thick crusts.

Customer:

Waitress: And which toppings would you like?

Customer:

Waitress: Is there anything else you’d like? Something to drink?

Customer:

Waitress: Great, it will be about 10 minutes. I’ll bring your drink right over.

4 Responses on “At a Pizza Parlor”

  1. Aelphaeis says:

    Wow, I gotta say, all of this pizza talking made me drool lol.

    That meat-lovers pizza sounds SO GOOD! O__O

    I actually have a question here: What’s that “pan” you talk about there?

    BTW, I’m not really sure, but at the beginning, shouldn’t it be “I’d like a slice of pizza”? Or is “a slice a pizza” another way of saying it? It’s just that I hadn’t heard that one before 😛

  2. Yvonne says:

    Yes, you are right. My mistake – classic typo. 🙂

    Pan pizza is just another way of saying a thick crust. I’m so not a fan of pan pizza. Just a little too thick. I like thin crust pizza. YUMMY!! Then, you get to taste all of the pizza toppings and not just the crust!

  3. I have never entered any pizza parlor. Do they have any pizza without cheese? 🙂

  4. Yvonne says:

    I’m sure you could get it without cheese, but to me, the cheese is the best part!

Leave a Reply


eight + = 10