Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita Definition

Pizza Margherita was created in 1889 by Raffaele Esposito in honor of Italy’s Queen Margherita. So he created the classic Neapolitan pizza, consisting of crust, San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala (or fior di latte), and fresh basil.

Esposito wanted the pizza to have the Italian flag colors—red, green, and white.

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