margherita pizza

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Etymology[edit]

Italian pizza Margherita, from Margherita of Savoy, the Queen of Italy, at the time the pizza pie was renamed/formally named in her honour, with the colours of the Italian flag of reunification, red (tomato), white (mozzarella), green (basil). Pizza topped in this manner was already traditional in Naples before acquiring its current name.

Alternative forms[edit]

Margherita pizza, pizza margherita, pizza Margherita

Noun[edit]

margherita pizza (plural margherita pizzas)

  1. The traditional Neapolitan pizza, topped with basil, tomatoes and mozzarella

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