It all started with Queen Margherita

 

The history behind the ever popular Margherita Pizza dates back to the 1800's when Queen Margherita toured around her country of Italy.  The Queen spent time meeting different people and eating different food, including pizza.  One day she asked Chef Raffaele Esposito to create her a special pizza to try, and he did just that. To show the Queen how much he honored and respected her, he created a pizza with all the colors of the Italian flag.  White mozzarella cheese, red tomatoes, and green basil leaves topped the pizza. This pizza soon became one of her favorite meals and, of course, the staple pizza in Italy. Thanks Queen Margherita for tantalizing our taste buds!