By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)

Not only does Italy offer gluten-free folks one of the most celiac-friendly destinations in the world, it now also holds the world record for the world’s largest pizza.

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Last week the world record for the world’s largest pizza was broken. In Rome, a team of five Italian chefs worked together to beat the previous world record and they just happened to do it with gluten-free pizza! The event was organized by Dr. Schar and headed by Dovilio Nardi, who previously set up an Italian pizza chain catering to customers with celiac disease.

This record breaking gluten-free pizza weighed 51,257 pounds. It was made with 19,800 pounds of gluten-free flour, 10,000 pounds of tomato sauce, 8,800 pounds of mozzarella cheese, 1,488 pounds of margarine, 551 pounds of salt, 220 pounds of lettuce and 55 pounds of vinegar.

Baking the dough for this massive base took five chefs longer than 48 hours. The result measured 122 feet in diameter. That’s a whole lot of gluten-free pizza!

An enormous pizza of course needs a name and this one was named “Ottavia” as an homage to the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus.

The world’s largest pizza is gluten-free. How wonderful for the gluten-free community! Now, how do we get a slice?