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The Italian Classic: Margherita Pizza

The likelihood is you have either tried it or heard of what we’re about to discuss. The Margherita Pizza has been an Italian Classic for as long as we can remember. At Scola’s, not only do we offer an authentic version of this pizza but we make it with a twist to ensure our customers get a full flavored experience. As one of the top Dracut restaurants, would you expect any less?

Back to the Beginning 

Originating in Naples Italy in 1861, popular legend suggests that the Margherita 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 the flag. 

However, it wasn’t until King Umberto and Queen Margherita visited Naples that the pizza received 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 early accounts of peddlers selling Margherita pizza on the streets for only two cents a slice. 

Before long, many pizza shops and cafes were making the pizza to appeal to Italian immigrants. After the Second World War, many soldiers returned from Italy and other parts of Europe where they had tried the pizza – this is when the pizza industry rapidly began to expand in the United States. Now pizza is a part of modern-day America.


Dracut Restaurants Know Pizza

Well, some Dracut restaurants that is. But here at Scola’s Italian Restaurant, you can be confident that your experience will surpass that of your expectations. From freshly sliced vegetables to family recipes, the Margherita Flatbread is one offering that you won’t want to miss!


Visit us today at 101 Broadway Road in Dracut, MA for a dining experience you won’t soon forget! Remember to follow us on Facebook for the latest happenings and mouth watering specials!

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