Two types of pizza are traditionally considered to be classic pizza – Margarita and Marinara. Marinara appeared as a food for fishermen forced to eat inexpensive dishes. And Margherita has a very interesting history, and, in addition, it is considered the most popular and famous type of Italian pizza in the whole world.
Pizza Margherita was named after the wife of Umberto I.
Legend has it that the royal couple, having arrived in a town near Naples, wanted to taste the local pizza, so popular among the poor. The cook learned the recipes from local residents. However, despite all their skill and experience, they failed to implement them.
Then the king and queen invited a local “pizza maker” who baked three pizzas. The first consisted of tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil. This combination, similar to the colors of the country’s flag, was very liked by the queen. This is how the legendary “Margarita” got its name.