Try it: Piatti’s Margherita Pizza


Legend has it that the archetypal pizza, pizza margherita, was invented in 1889 when the Royal Palace of Capodimonte commissioned the Neapolitan pizza maker Raffaele Esposito to create a pizza in honor of the visiting Queen Margherita of Savoy. The outcome was a pie swathed in colors of the Italian flag: red (tomato), white (mozzarella) and green (basil). With hand pulled mozzarella, fresh crushed tomatoes and torn basil on a thin crust, Piatti’s take on this traditional pizza is one that Queen Margherita would be proud of. ($13.00)