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The Queen of Pizza – Margherita

Celebrating one Queen with another Queen!

Pizza Margherita, as the Italians call it, is a simple pizza hailing from Naples. When done right, Margherita pizza features rich San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil, and a drizzle of olive oil. Sometimes less is more. That couldn’t be more true with this pizza!  Still one of our best selling pizzas, let’s take a look at what makes the Queen of pizza so spectacular!

Humble Beginnings

According to popular tradition, in 1889, during a visit to Naples, Queen Margherita of Savoy, wife of King Umberto I, commissioned chef Raffaele Esposito of Pizzeria Brandi and his wife to create pizzas for their visit. Her Majesty’s winner? A pizza resembling the colours of the Italian flag, red (tomato), white (mozzarella) and green (basil). Without hesitation, they named it after the Queen.

And just like that, a universally-adored pizza was created.

Fit for a Queen

Aubrey Allen, our local supplier in Leamington Spa and boasting the Queen of England’s seal of approval, brings us the finest, freshest, creamiest mozzarella di bufala. Lovingly handmade from Delizie Alburnine, this cheese is the real deal. Freshly imported from Italy every week. The sweetest, milkiest mozzarella you will find.

Sourced from Campania in southwest Italy, this mozzarella is produced using whole buffalo milk. Controlled at the origin and coming only from the member farms that guarantee its freshness and authenticity.

Our Margherita Pizza

Our Margherita boasts a luscious blend of 100% buffalo mozzarella from Leamington Spa’s very own Aubrey Allen and award-winning 100% British fior di latte mozzarella from the green pastures of East Lothian, garnished with fragrant basil.

Margherita Pizza Guide