q u e e n   m a r g h e r i t a   of   s a v o y

while visiting naples with her husband, the king, she grew tired of eating the french food that was served in the palace. she summoned the best pizza maker (pizziaolo) in naples, Raffaele Esposito.

esposito prepared the queen three pies, the last being a tomato and mozzarella pizza with olive oil & basil, representing the colors used in the italian flag.

the queen loved it so much that she sent  
a letter of compliments.  
esposito was so proud that
he named the pizza after her.

and so the margherita pizza was born!