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pizza margherita

Language: Italian

Description: The basic, original Neapolitan pizza, with tomatoes, oregano and fresh basil, with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese added. The addition of mozzarella and basil to a based coated with tomato sauce occurred as a patriotic gesture when Don Raffaele Esposito decorated a pizza in this way, the colours of the Italian flag, in honour of the visit of Queen Margherita of Italy in 1889. Efforts are being made to secure DOC status for this type of pizza, protecting and standardising the ingredients.


Pronounced: PEETS-tsah mar-gheh-REE-tah
Gender: f
Ethnicity: Italian
Most frequent country: Widespread
Most frequent region: Campania

See places: Italian food and cuisine, Campania

See foods and dishes: mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, pizza, pizza marinara, pizza ripieno

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