Pizza developed in Italy in pre-refrigerator times. Women would pound out dough into a thin crust and place leftovers on top to bake. Pizza was a peasant food designed to be eaten without utensils and, like the French crepe and the Mexican taco, was a way to combine fresh local produce with leftovers.
Modern pizza was born in 1889 when Queen Margherita Teresa Giovanni visited Naples. Don Raffaele Esposito, who owned a tavern called Pietro Il Pizzaiolo, was asked to prepare a special dish in honour of the Queen’s visit. Esposito developed a pizza featuring tomatoes,mozzarella cheese (a never before used ingredient made from the milk of water buffalo) and basil – ingredients that bore the red, white and green colours of the Italian flag. He named it the Margherita Pizza after his guest of honour. Thus, the modern day tomato-and-cheese pizza was born.
At Prontier we are very respectful of pizza’s origin and tradition. If you bring the good dough, we’ll bring the toppings to match. From roasted meats to char grilled vegetables, our extensive range of pizza toppings will enhance your customers experience.