Old World Style Pizza


Pizza (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpittsa], from the Latin verb pìnsere, to press) is actually Greek in origin. The Ancient Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs and cheese. In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled πίτα or pita, meaning pie. The Romans developed placenta, a sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey and flavored with bay leaves. Modern pizza originated in Italy as the Neapolitan pie with tomato. In 1889, cheese was added to the dish. In 1889, during a visit to Naples, Queen Margherita of Italy was served a pizza resembling the colors of the Italian flag, red (tomato), white (mozzarella) and green (basil). This kind of pizza has been named after the Queen as Pizza Margherita.

Neapolitan pizza (pizza napoletana): Authentic Neapolitan pizzas are typically made with tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese. They can be made with ingredients like San Marzano tomatoes, which grow on the volcanic plains to the south of Mount Vesuvius, and mozzarella di bufala Campana, made with the milk from water buffalo raised in the marshlands of Campania and Lazio in a semi-wild state (this mozzarella is protected with its own European protected designation of origin).

Chef Christophe follows these traditional Old World guidelines for making his pizza at Midtown Pizza Kitchen to guarantee the best and freshest pizza pie in the city. Then the creativity begins with his master touch on the specialty pizza's you see on the menu. The result is the best, freshest, and most authentic pizza in Montgomery, Alabama!

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