Pizza cutter

A wheel-type cutter.

A pizza cutter (or pizza wheel) is a utensil that is used to cut pizzas.[1]


There are two main types of pizza cutters. The most common uses a wheel that rotates in a circle while a person moves the cutter in a direction that they would like to cut the pizza..[1] The other type is a large curved knife called a mezzaluna (Italian for "half moon"), which is rocked back and forth to cut the pizza. These two types of pizza cutters come in many different sizes.[2] Many people might use the wheel pizza cutter for other things, including craft work. Some types of mezzalunas (particularly the double-bladed type) are often used to mince herbs or chop vegetables.[2]


  1. 1 2 Carter, Murray (25 June 2013). 101 Knife Designs: Practical Knives for Daily Use. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. p. 22. ISBN 978-1-4402-3383-8.
  2. 1 2 Rosso, Julee (January 1985). The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook. Workman Pub. p. 199. ISBN 978-0-89480-831-9.
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