Who invented the pizza?

The origins of pizza can be traced back to ancient civilizations, such as the Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans, who would top flatbreads with various ingredients. However, the modern pizza as we know it today was developed in Naples, Italy in the 18th and 19th centuries. While it is difficult to attribute the invention of pizza to one person, it is generally agreed upon that the classic Neapolitan pizza, with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil, was created by Raffaele Esposito in 1889. He made the pizza to honor Queen Margherita of Savoy during her visit to Naples and named it after her. From there, pizza’s popularity spread throughout Italy and eventually made its way to the United States with Italian immigrants, becoming a beloved dish worldwide.