a history of Neapolitan pizza

Jason Townsend

Jason is a writer for Pizza90 and a minimalist lifestyle designer with a focus on enjoyment through fine food. He is an avid cook, Personal Trainer, and researcher of nutritional hacks that create an exceptional quality of life.

The History of Neapolitan Pizza: A Historical Timeline (Infographic)

If you’re wondering where did Neapolitan pizza come from, you need to look back in time to Naples, Italy. In 1889 the very first Neapolitan pizza was made for Queen Margherita. Named after the queen, the pizza was made with fresh basil, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese – colors of white, green, and red to honor the newly…

This is How Italians Stay Thin

How do Italians stay thin? It’s simple: They eat home-cooked meals the majority of the time, use fresh, whole ingredients, have a government that taxes unhealthy food, and get regular exercise as part of their lifestyle and work. Americans are opposite in every way, so it’s easy to see how Italians stay thin… But… …they love their sugar,…

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Skip the Lunch Pizza Buffet and Opt for Authentic Neapolitan Pizza Instead

It’s the weekday lunch hour, and the lunch pizza buffet beckons as usual. Lunch pizza buffets are popular, and why not? You get to interact with your office colleagues in an informal setting away from the office and stringent cubicles. You get to meet new people from other nearby buildings and office blocks. You can even arrange informal…

3 Reasons You Need Fresh Pizza Ingredients to Make Better Pizza

We’ve all experienced the enticing smell of an authentic Italian pie created with fresh pizza ingredients. The invigorating aroma of basil and mozzarella fill your head at once and you can’t wait to taste the delicious creation. It’s no secret that better ingredients call for a better pizza, and having a pizza with fresh mozzarella and pepperoni sounds…

2 Pizza Sauce Recipes to Make Italian Style Pizza

I love to find good, thick pizza sauce recipes for my pizzas. Sauce so good you can use it on your pasta, lasagne, or as something just to dip your bread in on a lazy Sunday evening. And homemade pizza sauce recipes are usually the best for me. The first recipe I want to share is my winter special,…

Selecting The Best Pizza Cheese for a Neapolitan Style Pizza

Go shopping for the best pizza cheese to make authentic pizza at home, and chances are you’ll be overwhelmed by the sheer variety of cheeses available. Every pizza connoisseur is well aware that the only kind of cheese that can give you that unique taste and flavor is mozzarella. So which is the best mozzarella cheese for pizza…

The 9 Essential Pizza Sauce Herbs & Spices to Cook Italian Pizza

Every pizza connoisseur is well aware that the secret behind an authentic pie is the perfect pizza sauce herbs & spices that are used to flavor it. Add them in the right proportions and at the right cooking stage and they can transform the taste of your pizza to one cooked in the kitchens of Naples. Pizza sauce…

A Pizzaiolo’s Guide to Preparing an Authentic Neapolitan Pizza Dough

Your favorite California flatbread or Chicago-style deep dish share one important aspect – a Neapolitan pizza dough at their roots. And while all have their own unique characteristics and flavor, a true Neapolitan pizza dough makes all the difference to the quality of your pizza experience. Learn to make your dough the right way and your palate, your…

3 Reasons To Ditch Dominoes Pizza and Buy Neapolitan Pizza Instead

The Dominoes pizza franchise is recognized all over the world. The brand distinguished itself early on with their easy online ordering process and fast deliveries. I still order from Dominoes from time to time, but nowadays my main choice of pizza is the Neapolitan variety. I think the allure that still keeps me ordering from Dominoes is their…

The Best Pizza in the World: How The Pros Prepare Neapolitan Pizza

I love watching pizza pros create the best pizza in the world. The spectacle of rolling the dough with bare hands has a showmanship to it that I can never quite achieve. However, you don’t have to toss your dough high in the air, dance around, and mumble Italian snippets to make quality pizza. I investigate further to…

The Top 5 Pizza Delivery Services in Irvine (That Aren’t Pizza Hut)

When pizza delivery chains such as Pizza Hut first came out, I was all excited. Great deals, made to order pizzas, and fast pizza delivery. It seemed like a dream. Then it all changed and I’ve been literally getting a raw deal. Late deliveries, wrong orders, undercooked/overcooked pizzas are the order of the day. Each time I complain…

How to Find the Best Pizza in Irvine

Summer’s here, and finding the best pizza in Irvine is at the top of many people’s agendas. And whether you enjoy the Great Park balloon rides, morning walks at the county zoo, skateboards, go-karts, or golf, there is no shortage of fun activities to work up an appetite. And when it comes to delicious pizzas, the options are…

The Best Pizza in Orange County: 2016 Edition

Walking down Dana Point or on Laguna beach in search of the best pizza in Orange County, you might be forgiven for thinking you are in Italy’s Puglia or San Fruttuoso beaches. The weather is as nice in The OC as it is in Mediterranean Italy. The similarities don’t end there. The plentiful variety of Neapolitan pizza will…

A Guide on How to Make Pizza at Home – Italian Style!

I could eat pizza daily. Every meal. Monday to Sunday, all year round. I especially love the old school, authentic Italian pizzas. And it’s so easy and fast to make it yourself once you know how to make pizza at home! You’ve probably even got all the required ingredients in your kitchen. Learning how to make pizza in…

How to Make Pizza the Authentic Italian Way in 5 Simple Steps

As servers of some of the best Irvine pizza in town, one might wonder where it is we learned how to make pizza the authentic Italian way? We make use of Nepalese traditions that have been passed down through generations of pizzaiolis (pizza –yo- lees), who we employ at every one of our neapolitan pizzeria locations in the…

The Top 7 Tools to Find the Best Riverside Pizzeria

Riverside, CA., is one of the most interesting Southern California destinations. With fabulous spas, an active outdoor presence, action-packed parks, and an awesome sports scene, you can never get bored in this wonderful city. With all these activities, it’s likely you’ll work up an appetite, and the good news is that there’s a plethora of Riverside pizzeria locations…

What It Takes to Serve the Best Irvine Pizza in Town

Do you like your Irvine pizza to go, delivered, or in a pizzeria? Many people will love their pizza every possible way, so long as it’s made well – that’s the key. And most Americans seem to agree, and that is why restaurant pizza sales amounted to over $35 billion in 2013. If you like your favourite Irvine…

How to Serve the Most Authentic Italian Riverside Pizza in Orange County

Pizza is delicious. It doesn’t matter whether we are doing the regular sausage, pepperoni, or mushroom toppings or we are going for the more authentic Italian toppings on your Riverside pizza such as burrata, prosciutto, or trapizzino. Thin crust, thick crust, crispy crust, soft crust, whatever you cook, you want it to be appreciated by potential neapolitan pizza…

The Top 5 Sherman Oaks Pizza Restaurants as Rated by Yelp

Pizza lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to Sherman Oaks pizza. So much to choose from, so little time. So we compiled a top 5 list of favourite pizza restaurants in the Sherman Oaks area, based on what pizza lovers are saying on Yelp right now. 1. MidiCi Located at Ventura Blvd, this lovely Sherman Oaks…

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Celebrating the Union of Craft Beer & Pizza With Telegraph Brewery

“The best wheat beer you’ll ever drink” ~ USA Today With accolades like this, it’s hard not to be curious about the Telegraph Brewery range of fine craft beers – straight out of Santa Barbara, California. We love to match up some of the finest craft beers from across the globe with our award-winning traditional Italian neapolitan pizza,…

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Discovering Italy’s secret ingredient : Mozzarella di Bufala

Mozzarella di bufala is a type of cheese made from Italian water buffalo milk and is part of the pasta filata family. It is high in butterfat content as well as calcium, vitamins and protein and is the original mozzarella made by Italian monks. It is made mostly in the South of Italy where it is a part…

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What is Craft Beer?

Craft beer is a type of beverage that is very famous among many customers these days. If you are a beer lover, you should learn about what is craft beer. This beverage is actually a beer that is produced by some small breweries at very small production rate. It is commonly made by using traditional brewing methods, in…

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The True Definition Of Napoletana Style Pizza

Pizza is one of the most popular snacks and meals one can quickly order. Although there is a basic pizza recipe to follow, different regions have their distinct ingredients and not all pizzas are the same. In fact, you can come up with several different types of the dish which is why many people love it. One popular…

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New Commercial Reel Video For Pizza90

Check out the new commercial reel video for our Irvine pizza restaurant. We now offer online ordering. Be sure to check out a location nearest you. Our expert pizzaiolos are ready to create the best pizza in Irvine, just for you. Using the freshest ingredients sourced from both Italy AND local farmers, the taste profile of our pizza is…

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What Is Pesto Made Up Of?

The term pesto has originated from an Italian word, pestare, which means “to crush”. Pesto is usually made in a mortar and pestle. Over the years the term pesto has been referred to too many recipes. However, most people use a specific set of ingredients and technique for making it. Whenever, you look a spoonful of fresh pesto,…

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5 Reasons a Hand-Stretched Pizza is Better than a Pressed Pizza

THE HAND-STRETCHED TECHNIQUE IS THE MOST GENTLE Hand-stretched pizza requires the least amount of hands-on work, which results in less gas expelled from the dough. This is a great thing for the pizza consumer, as the dough remains soft instead of hard and brittle. THE HAND-STRETCHED PROCESS IS MORE FUN TO WATCH Hand-stretched pizza provides you with a…

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The Journey Every Oven Takes from Naples, Italy to Our Restaurants

At Pizza90, making pizza is truly our specialty. We try to set ourselves apart from other pizza chains by the amount of time we invest in serving quality pizzas. This all begins with the ovens that we choose to cook our pizzas in. Wood-fired ovens make a huge difference in the overall quality of pizza that the consumer…

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4 Things That Make Buffalo Mozzarella Better

When it comes to cheese, there are many different varieties and options to choose from. However, when it comes to pizza, there is really only one right option: buffalo mozzarella. Here are four reasons why buffalo mozzarella is the best kind of cheese: BUFFALO MOZZARELLA IS MORE CREAMY AND FLAVORFUL Typically, more fat may be a bad thing.…