Pizza is one of the few foods that almost everyone knows and loves around the world.
It’s cheesy, delicious, and just about everywhere. And in honor of this comfort food favorite, we put together a whole list of pizza facts that will fuel your cravings even more.
1. The First Documented Pizzeria in the World Was Opened in Port’Alba in Naples, Italy During the Late 1800s
The researchers at the William E. Macaulay Honors College also noted that the first pizzeria opened in Port’Alba, Naples.
The pizzeria, called Antica Pizzeria, created the Margherita pizza after Queen Margherita of Italy.
2. The First Pizzeria in America Was Lombardi’s in New York City
Lombardi’s, which was originally a grocery store, started selling pizzas in 1905.
This lead to the explosion of pizzerias around New York City within the coming years, as pizza was still looked at as a foreign food until the late 1940s.