Today, you can simply pick up the phone and call for
pizza delivery in Morgan Hill
. But preceding the delicious pizzas that come to your door, there is a
long history. What is now one of the most popular foods across the world
began as a humble dish prepared by Italian immigrants on the other coast,
in Manhattan. To learn more about the history and evolution of pizza, read on.
Legend of the First Modern Pizza
Mediterranean cultures, and indeed cultures around the world, have served
flatbreads topped with savory ingredients for thousands of years. The
first recognizable pizzas, however, can be traced to 19
th-century Italy. According to popular
pizza folklore, on a royal visit to Naples in 1889, Queen Margherita enjoyed the local
pizza topped with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil so much that they named
it after her.
Pizza Crosses the Atlantic
The first pizzas came to America soon after Queen Margherita enjoyed the
dish in Naples. While Italian immigrants probably made pizzas in every
city where they settled, Lombardi’s in New York has the distinction
of being the first pizza restaurant in the United States, and the oldest
pizza place continually in operation. American pizzas were larger than
their Italian counterparts, laden with more sauce and cheese, and often
served cut into slices.
Pizza in the 21st Century
Today, there are many styles of pizza popular across the United States,
with crusts of varying thickness, different sauces—including tomato-less
varieties like pesto and white sauce—and a wide variety of different
toppings, ranging from the beloved pepperoni to the modern classic Hawaiian
pie with ham and pineapple. You can pick up pizza to go or order it for
delivery in nearly any town in the country.
The next time you’re hungry for a delicious pizza in Morgan Hill,
call Round Table Pizza at (408) 779-6300 and ask what our current
pizza specials are. We offer convenient pickup or delivery, and with our wide selection
of toppings and sizes, we can build you a pizza that you’re sure to love.