The story of margherita pizza…

While visiting Naples with her husband, Queen Margherita of Savoy 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 the margherita pizza was born!