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Story Behind The Dish: Margherita Pizza

The story behind the dish: margherita pizza

We're all about pizzas that make Italians proud. Thin bases topped with rich tomato sauce and creamy buffalo mozzarella, made crispy in a wood-fired oven. And at Pizza Fabbrica, that's exactly what you can expect.

The traditional margherita

So where did our love affair with the margherita begin? Well, modern pizza evolved from similar flatbread dishes in Naples in the early 19th century. Original ingredients included garlic, cheese and salt. Tomatoes came last, pizzerias popped up, and pizza has been on the menu ever since.

Legend tells us that red tomatoes, white mozzarella and green basil were combined by Neapolitan pizzaiolo Raffaele Esposito to recreate the colours of the Italian flag to honour Queen Margherita in 1889. And so came about the classic margherita pizza.

Pizza Fabbrica's Margherita di Bufala D.O.P. is a masterclass in why the classics are still the best – so it's no wonder that it's the most popular item on their menu. The homemade tomato sauce and fresh basil complement the star ingredient, buffalo mozzarella. This is the proper stuff, imported straight from Italy – you can only list mozzarella as D.O.P. if it was made within a protected area. Every bite of this pizza has Italian sunshine in its make-up.

Pizza personality

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Unlike the olden days, you don't need to go all the way to Rome or Naples for a true taste of Italy. Gourmet pizza is no longer just for dining out. You can have the best of both worlds – traditional, wood-fired pizza delivered directly to your door.

The power of pizza is in its personality. You can add anything you like. You can eat it with your hands. It can make a decadent dinner, a light lunch, or even a midnight snack. And though you can eat it in a restaurant, it feels even more indulgent if you curl up with a slice on the sofa in front of a good film. A wood-fired pizza is also made for sharing – and with a traditional margherita, you don't even need to argue over toppings.

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