Legend has it that the original pizza was invented in Naples; flat breads with a variety of toppings was sold by street vendors to the poor workers of Naples for many years. The believed creator of the pie, baker Raffaele Esposito, is said to have created a pizza for Italian King Umberto I and Queen Margherita when they visited Naples in 1889… it is thought that this is where we get the infamous “Pizza Margherita” of today.
Neapolitan pizza is so revered that the recipe is regulated by law! Yes, everything from the flour in the dough to the cheese topping.
Former home of Pizzerias “Forcella” and “SRO,” 334 Bowery in the Lower East Side, will get a taste of real-deal Neapolitan pizza, thanks to the world-class pizzaiolo (pizza maker) Gino Sorbillo. Sorbillo is a celebrated chef in Naples where he runs “La Pizzeria Sorbillo” (with 4.5 stars rating on google).
We’ll keep you updated as more info comes in, so stay tuned for more pizza goodness.