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    The Evolution of Pizza Through the Ages

    Last updated 16 hours ago

    With its sweet crust, succulent cheese, and savory toppings, pizza is one of the world's most loved foods. From Manhattan to Morgan Hill, there is at least one pizza place for every community. In a sense, it's hard to imagine a time when there was no pizza. But despite the consumption of flatbreads with toppings as far back as Ancient Egypt, pizza in its current form has only existed since the early 19th century.

    Naples: The Birthplace of Pizza
    Pizza developed in the early 1800s as an inexpensive, easy-to-prepare food choice for the working class citizens of Naples. After Naples was joined with Italy in 1861, King Umberto I and Queen Margherita took a liking to good pizza, which they saw as an alternative to French food. The queen was partial to one particular recipe consisting of white cheese, tomatoes, and basil; that good pizza became her namesake: the Margherita.

    Pizza Arrives in the U.S.
    The late 1800s and early 1900s saw a mass migration of Neapolitans to the United States, and with them came pizza. They settled in places like New York, Boston, and Chicago, where the food vendors among them began selling pizzas to their fellow emigres. Soon enough, the smell and taste of good pizza began attracting American natives. In 1905, America's first pizza place, Lombardi's, was established in Manhattan.

    Pizza Conquers the World
    Following World War II, more Italians settled in other states and pizza soared in popularity across America. No longer seen as an exotic food, pizza was now being made to suit localized tastes. The phenomenon even spread back to Europe, where pizza was ironically viewed as an American cuisine. Eventually, pizza delivery chains were established to help satiate America's appetite for this tasty food.

    At Round Table Pizza, we have kept pizza lovers satisfied with our scrumptious menu options for decades. Whether you like pepperoni, anchovies, or vegetables, we have toppings to suit everyone in your party. To learn more about our pizza specials, visit us online or give us a call at (408) 659-8053.

    Finding Your Pizza Personality

    Last updated 7 days ago

    The way you order your pizza can offer a lot of hints about your personality. From plain cheese to elaborate pies with multiple toppings, this delicacy represents you more about you than you might realize. Keep reading to figure out what your pizza toppings say about you as a person:

    People who opt for plain cheese pizzas tend to have analytical personalities. Those who choose pepperoni are more likely to be team players. I f you order onions, you most likely have an adventurous spirit. If you lean toward sausage, you are probably an honest and straightforward person.

    Whether you are craving your usual pizza toppings or want to try something new, Round Table Pizza in Morgan Hill is here for you. With some of the best pizza and sandwiches in the area, we make it easy to satiate your cravings. To learn more about our pizza specials or to order a pizza delivery, visit our website or call (408) 659-8053.

    Ordering a Healthier Pizza Option

    Last updated 14 days ago

    With a plethora of toppings available at your favorite pizza place, you can enjoy a meal that is both nutritious and delicious. The next time you go out for pizza, consider ordering one of the following healthier options:

    Keep It Simple
    If you want a healthier pizza, you should stick to the simplest menu items available. Opt for thin crust over stuffed or pan options. Choose plain marinara sauce as opposed to thicker, creamier options. Ask for a small amount of cheese on your pizza to keep your calorie count lower.

    Go Crazy with Vegetables
    If you want some flavor for your pizza, vegetable toppings are the way to go for a healthier option. Feel free to order as much spinach, zucchini, onions, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, green peppers, chopped garlic, and jalapenos as you want. You can add a few black olives and a little bit of pineapple to increase the taste even more. The right vegetable combinations give you a healthy, flavorful pizza that will leave you feeling completely satisfied.

    Be Careful with Your Meat Choices
    If you do add meat to your pizza, try to choose leaner meat like grilled chicken or a fish option like shrimp. Although salami, bacon, ham, pepperoni, and Italian sausage might be your go-to pizza toppings, they are not the healthiest options.  

    Watch Your Portions
    Each piece of pizza has about 300 calories. If you want to keep your meal on the healthier side, you should definitely stick to one or two pieces. Try to start your meal with some soup or salad to fill up a bit before you get to the actual pizza.

    At Round Table Pizza, we give you plenty of healthy options that allow you to enjoy your favorite meal without destroying your diet. With some of the best pizzas and sandwiches in Morgan Hill, we give you the selection you need to satiate any craving. To learn more about our menu options, visit us online or call (408) 659-8053.

    Tracing the Origins of Pizza

    Last updated 21 days ago

    Pizza has existed in some form since the 6th century BCE. Persian soldiers used to bake flat bread on their shields and there is even evidence that the residents of Pompeii used to enjoy this delicacy.

    After tomatoes were imported from Peru in the 16th century, pizza underwent a makeover. Pizza made its way to the Americas in the 1900s, but did not gain popularity until after World War II. Check out this video to learn more about the history of pizza.

    Come to Round Table Pizza in Morgan Hill to enjoy some modern pizza at its finest. With a wide range of toppings and specialty pizzas, we help you enjoy the exact taste that you want. To learn more about our menu options, visit us online or call (408) 659-8053.

    Interesting Facts About Pizza

    Last updated 28 days ago

    Pizza is one of the most popular foods in the world. A good pizza is the perfect meal when you do not want to cook, a great centerpiece over which to socialize with friends, and a hot meal that can warm up a rainy day. Pizza is the right option for practically any occasion. Keep reading to learn some interesting facts about pizza that will help you enjoy this delicacy even more:

    It Has Its Own Month
    Pizza places have existed in the United States since 1895, but the food has only recently earned the recognition it deserves. In 1987, October was officially dedicated to pizza. Since then, it has been known as National Pizza Month in the U.S. You should take advantage of this title and make an effort to enjoy some quality pizza this October.

    It Is a Huge Seller
    Every year, pizza places in the United States sell about three billion pizzas. This means that the pizza industry brings in $30 billion for the American economy. As many as 93% of Americans eat pizza at least once a month and most people in the United States eat about 23 pounds of pizza in a year. People tend to order more pizza during the week of the Super Bowl than any other week throughout the year. Out of all of the restaurants in the United States, about 17% of them are pizzerias.

    It Is Often Topped with Pepperoni
    Pepperoni is the topping of choice on about 36% of pizzas, which officially makes it the most popular topping in the country. On the flip side, men only order vegetarian toppings on their pizza about half as many times as women do.

    Pay homage to this special food with a trip to Morgan Hill’s Round Table Pizza. With a menu full of amazing crusts, toppings, and specialty pizzas, we make it easy to enjoy your favorite food to your standards. To learn more about our pizza specials or our delivery options, visit us online or call (408) 659-8053.

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