Margherita Pizza



As the story goes the Margherita Pizza was named after Queen Margherita of Savoy.

A pizzaiolo named Raffaele Esposito of Naples created this dish for the beloved Queen of Italy in 1889. The tomatoes, basil and rich mozzarella cheese represented the colors of the flag of Italy.

Only the finest and freshest ingredients were used for this pizza. Ingredients fit for a Queen. A Queen, who during her lifetime, encouraged artists and writers to cultivate their craft and founded the "Societa del Quartetto" and the "Casa di Dante", two of Italy's finest cultural institutions.

May this pizza reign forever.


  • Basic Pizza Dough
  • 1 pound of plum tomatoes sliced thin
  • 1 pound of fresh buffalo mozzarella sliced
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil.
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper


  • Roll out dough thin being careful not to tear
  • Place a layer of tomatoes on the dough.
  • Place a layer of mozzarella on top of the tomatoes.
  • Top with fresh basil and drizzle with olive oil
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Cook immediately to avoid dough from being to soggy.
  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees
  • Cook pizza for around 10 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

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