Did You Say Margherita Pizza?

The likelihood is you have either tried it or heard of it. The Margherita Pizza has been an Italian Classic for as long as we can remember. At Luisa’s Pizza, not only do we have our authentic version of this pizza but many more pizza classics as well! We pride ourselves on our extra attention to detail is why our restaurant has been one of the best spots for Italian food in NH for years. If you are tired of searching “pizza near me,” consider making us your go-to!

Here is a glimpse into the history of Margherita Pizza and why it's so popular!


Back to the Beginning

Originating in Naples Italy in 1861, popular legend suggests that the pizza was created in honor of Italy’s flag. With that, the pizza was given its main three toppings: basil, tomato, and mozzarella for the green, red, and white of their flag. However, it wasn’t until King Umberto and Queen Margherita visited Naples that the pizza got its name. The queen commissioned Raffaele Esposito, a well-known pizza-maker at the local restaurant Pizzeria Brandi, to make her three different pizzas. Although the first two were not to her liking, the third pizza received her seal of approval and Raffaele immediately named the pizza after her!    

Over the Years

It did not take long for news of the new pizza to spread and soon after the popular pizza was being made outside of Naples. As Italians immigrated to the United States in the late 19th century, so did their cuisine. There are actually early accounts of peddlers selling Margherita pizza on the streets for only two cents a slice. Before long, however, many pizza shops and cafes were making the pizza to appeal to Italian immigrants! After the Second World War, many soldiers returned after being in Italy or other parts of Europe where they had tried the pizza and that is when the pizza industry rapidly began to expand in the United States. Now pizza is a part of modern-day America.  

You’ve Found The Best ‘Pizza Near Me’

Here at Luisa’s Pizza, we want you to be able to experience the pizza in the Manchester area! Our take on the Margherita pizza stays true to its authentic Italian recipe. So if you are tired of constantly searching, “pizza near me,” look no further. Make Luisa’s Pizza your go-to for pizza in Manchester, NH!