In the category of traditional pizzas we offer the Margherita Pizza.
We keep the ingredients according to Italian Chef Raffaelle Esposito who named the pizza after Queen Margherita.
The recipe calls for red sauce, white mozzarella cheese and green basil, and when cooked the colors of the pizza resemble the Italian flag.
The story goes that Queen Margherita of Italy visited Naples in 1889 to escape an outbreak of Cholera in Northern Italy. While visiting Naples the Queen sampled the pizza and enjoyed it so much she wrote a thank you letter to Esposito who decided to name the pizza after the Queen.
Just imagine if it had been the Queen Victoria of England visiting whose colors would have been red, white, and blue? Esposito would’ve been scurrying around to think of something blue to add on a pizza – blueberries maybe? Hey we have pineapple “Five-O” pizza so why not?
I’m sure with his talents he would’ve been up to the task and then named it Pizza Victoria if she liked it.
But back to Pizza Margherita at La Befana and while we keep strictly to the classic ingredients of the pizza we use the freshest of ingredients prepared in our own way to give it the distinctly La Befana gourmet taste.
This is just one of our classic gourmet pizza for our Allston and Boston customers. We hope you enjoyed learning about roots of the Margherita and look for other posts about our restaurant offers.
La Befana Pizzeria Team
15 N. Beacon Street
Allston, MA 02134