Pizza Place Will Pay You $560 If You Can Finish Their Biggest Pie in One Sitting

Pinhead’s Pizza, a popular pizza place in Dublin, Ireland, is offering fans of the Italian delicacy the chance to fill their bellies and their pockets at the same time. Anyone who can finish their 32-inch pizza and down two milkshakes in under 32 minutes is guaranteed a prize of 500 euros.

When Anthony Kelly, the owner of Pinhead’s Pizza, put the 32-inch pie on the menu of his restaurant in 2015, it didn’t really have a name and was simply called “Ireland’s largest pizza. Since then, he settled on a proper name for it – The Notorious Pizza – a fitting one considering that no one has been able to finish one, although many have tried. In the beginning, Kelly offered challengers a voucher for 50 euros plus the pizza for free if they managed to finish the whole thing and wash it down with two milkshakes in under 32 minutes. Since then, he has become so confident that his challenge is unbeatable that he is offering a 500 euros prize to anyone who beats it.

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Kelly says that over 100 people have tried The Notorious Pizza challenge, but they have all failed miserably, and while he invites more people to give it a go, the man is quite confident that no can beat it. Staff members of newspapers like the Irish Sun and Irish Mirror also gave it their best, but they could barely finish a quarter of the humongous pie and none of the milkshakes in the allotted time. Rob of Stag vs. Food, did a bit better, finishing one half of the pizza, but it’s hard to imagine anyone being able to finish the whole thing in just over half an hour.

Pinhead’s Pizza lets challengers choose their toppings, but while going for the classic Margherita probably makes the most sense if you actually want to beat the challenge, those who have tried the pie claim that it’s the dough itself that makes eating the pizza so hard.

“The base was so thick, eating each slice felt like polishing off an entire batch loaf. I knew I couldn’t do it after the first bite,” Mark McConville told


“The length of a slice of pizza went from my elbow to end of my fingers,” Rob wrote for Stag vs. Food. “Anthony the owner suggested I fold a slice over on itself in a bid to down 2 slices in one. It was the toughest slice of pizza I’ve ever ate. The pizza was very tasty lads but the shear amount of dough was having an effect on me.”

The Dublin-based restaurant even put up a Wall of Fame to celebrate those who beat the Notorious Pizza Challenge, but so far it has remained empty.

“No one has completed it yet, but we challenge the people of Dublin to take it on and be the first,” Anthony Kelly told 98fm.


Delivery for The Notorious Pizza isn’t available, as the box would never fit on a moped, but you can order it for take-away. Just know that you’ll probably need some help carrying it home. Pinhead’s Pizza also recommends calling in advance, as preparing the pie takes a bit more time than regular pizzas.