I've recently heard from a friend that the word "pizza" means "pie" in Italian. This sounds like an almost too obvious falsehood to me... But it seems to be corroborated by multiple sources online, including several online English dictionaries. But, I also found a couple of sources that state:
Contrary to what many believe, pizza does not mean pie in Italian. Pizza is its own thing and is its own dish, so you wouldn’t use pizza to describe an actual pie in Italy.
There are other words, such as torta or crostata, which are used to describe pies of sweet or savory filling – but pizza would never be used for these. The word pizza is used only to describe this one dish.
Additionally, any Italian-English dictionary I check, none of them give "pie" as a translation for "pizza"...
So what am I to believe? Does the word "pizza" in Italian actually mean "pie"?