The lower class of the Naples, Italy is believed to have created
pizza in a more familiar fashion. In the late 1800s a Italian baker named
Raffaele Esposito, was believed to have created a dish for visiting royalty.
According to the story, the Italian monarch King Umberto and his consort,
Queen Margherita were touring the area. In order to impress them and to
show his patriotic fervor Raffaele chose to top flat bread with food that
would best represent the colors of Italy: red tomato, white mozzarella
cheese and green basil. The king and queen were so impressed that word
quickly reached the masses. The end results were that the dish was well
received to the extent that others began to copy it.