Margherita Pizza

Tomato, Mozzarella cheese & Basil leaves


Margherita pizza has a rich and fascinating history that is rooted in Italian culture and tradition. The pizza is named after Queen Margherita of Savoy, who was the queen of Italy in the late 19th century.

According to legend, in 1889, the queen visited the city of Naples, where she was greeted by a famous pizzaiolo (pizza chef) named Raffaele Esposito. To honor the queen, Esposito created a pizza that represented the colors of the Italian flag: red (tomatoes), white (mozzarella), and green (basil). This pizza became known as the Margherita pizza, in honor of the queen.

Margherita pizza quickly became a popular dish in Naples and spread throughout Italy, eventually becoming an iconic symbol of Italian cuisine. The simplicity of the Margherita pizza made it accessible to people from all walks of life, and it became a staple food of the working class.

In the 20th century, with the rise of mass production and globalization, pizza spread beyond Italy and became popular around the world. Today, Margherita pizza is a beloved dish that can be found in pizzerias and restaurants around the globe, and its history and cultural significance continue to inspire pizza lovers everywhere.

Margherita pizza, oh how divine,
With basil, mozzarella, and tomato combined,
A simple creation, yet so refined,
A culinary masterpiece, in every way defined

The dough, soft and chewy, cooked just right,
Topped with San Marzano tomatoes, pure delight,
Fresh mozzarella, melted and bubbling,
With basil leaves, a fragrant sprinkling

The flavors, oh so bold and bright,
A burst of savory, tangy, and slight,
Tomato sauce, so rich and pure,
Mozzarella cheese, so creamy and sure

Oh Margherita pizza, a thing of beauty,
A true Italian classic, a culinary duty,
From Naples to New York, a beloved creation,
A pizza that’s stood the test of time, with no imitation