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Description: The original pizza, with tomatoes, oregano and fresh basil, or with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese added as a Margherita. 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 in honour of the visit of Queen Margherita of Italy in 1889. In additio, pizza napoletana may also have anchovies.
Pronounced: PEETS-tsah nah-poh-leh-TAH-nah
Most frequent country: Widespread
Most frequent region: Naples in Campania
See places: Italian food and cuisine, Campania, Neapolitan food and cuisine
See foods and dishes: mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, pizza