EATING pizza can get messy, especially if you like to get stuck in it using your hands.
But according to an etiquette expert, there is a correct way we should be eating our pizza and it also saves a lot of mess too.
Lucy Challenger, who runs a high end agency called Polo and Tweed, has shared videos teaching her 354.6k TikTok followers, the essential manners when it comes to things like dining.
And in one particular video, she explained how to appropriately eat a pizza in a formal setting.
Firstly she ran through what cutlery to use, followed by how to slice up the pizza and which part of the pizza to eat first.
Lucy explained that you should always cut your pizza into slices, and eat up towards the crust.
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In the video, which has been viewed nearly 300k times, she said: “In formal dining in Britain, it’s unlikely you’ll be served pizza.
“But if you were, you would use a knife and fork to eat. According to many of my Italian friends, it is perfectly acceptable to eat a pizza with a knife and fork.
“Firstly, you would cut a triangle within the pizza. Start from the centre, then with a zigzag motion, cut through the pizza, and repeat to create a neat sized triangle.
“Now we would work from the smallest point of the triangle to eat.
“I would cut a small, bite size portion, spear it with my fork, and then place it into my mouth.
“I repeat this process, working up the triangle, to the largest section of the crust.”
And although she said you “can of course pick up pizza anytime you wish” Lucy urged that in a formal setting, you don’t go and get stuck in with your hands.
Many people rushed to the comments section to share their views on her technique.
One person claimed: “Don’t care if I’m eating in Buckingham Palace with the queen, I’m picking it up and folding it with my hands.”
Others however, were more appreciative of the more refined method of enjoying pizza.
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One wrote: “I eat pizza with knife and fork too, I hate greasy fingers…”
Another agreed, adding: “Everyone here uses a knife and fork for pizza when we are in a restaurant, at home we usually just use hands.”