We love Pizza, and we invite you to indulge in some of the finest quality Italian products imported directly and delivered to your kitchen. We’ve selected some of our favorites and most popular and authentic pizza items and made them available for you to have on-hand and when you’re ready to make your next (or first) pizza from scratch ~ for fun, a night with friends, family gatherings, and much more.
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THE HISTORY OF PIZZA
The origins of pizza were first documented in 997 AD in Gaeta, Italy. From this location north of Naples, pizza’s origins expanded to areas of central and southern Italy. And, the toppings were added by Romans.
The discovery of tomatoes has an important role in the development of and expansion of pizza. Tomatoes were discovered in the New World and were brought back from the Americas. Historical documents tell us that the holy grail of pizza, the Margherita, was created in Naples on 11 June 1889 to honor the queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy. The Neapolitan pizza maker, Raffaele Esposito, created a pizza with red-white-and-green, like the flag, with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.
In the late 1940s, following World War II, pizza exploded in popularity beyond Naples. In the US, it became popular due to the immigrants in the late 19th century, most popular in NY, St. Louis, Chicago & Philly. It was common practice to pick up a slice being sold by peddlers on the street. (Click here for more on the history of pizza).
For purists there are only two true pizzas, the Marinara and the Margherita. The Marinara Pizza is topped with tomatoes, oregano, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil. The Margherita Pizza is topped with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.
THE RULES OF PIZZA
The Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (True Neopolitan Pizza Association) was founded in 1984. Purists will enjoy making pizza that “meets the standard”.
STG Pizza — it’s like DOP for pizza. STG means the piazzaiola is absolutely faithful to the true process. Not almost the real thing; not simply close to authentic. STG means beholden to a standard … to THE standard.
The result? Taste a Traditional pizza in Naples and you’ll find it to be soft and pliable, in Rome, the pizza crust will be crisper.