Origin, history, recipe and some versions of Margherita Pizza

Pizza Margherita has long been indispensable in the pizza menu of famous pizza restaurants, we order it often and also eat it very often so have you ever wondered where this pizza originated, how was the history formed, how is it made and how are its versions modified? Let's explore the details with Texgrill Vietnam!

1. Overview of the pizza called Margherita

Margherita Pizza is a signature pizza from the Naples region, made with San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, salt and extra virgin olive oil. It is traditionally made with fior di latte (cow's milk mozzarella) rather than with buffalo milk mozzarella.


Margherita Pizza is a signature pizza from the Naples region


Margherita Pizza is a signature pizza from the Naples region


2. Origin and history of Margherita Pizza

It is believed that in June 1889, pizzaiolo (pizza maker) Raffaele Esposito, Chef of Brandi, invented a dish called "Margherita Pizza" in honor of the Empress of Italy, Margherita of Savoy and the unity of Italy, as its toppings consist of tomato (red), mozzarella (white) and basil (green), representing the three bands of colors on the Italian flag.



"Margherita Pizza" is said to be born in honor of the Empress of Italy


The above legend about the Margherita pizza is considered pseudo-historical, i.e. unfounded, because a pizza made with similar toppings was present in Naples between 1796 and 1810, only that at the time, it probably wasn't called "Margherita". In 1830, in his book Napoli, contorni e dintorni, written by Riccio, the pizza was described as a pizza with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.


Margherita Pizza of the past

Margherita Pizza of the past

In 1849, Emanuele Rocco documented different pizzas such as basil, tomato and thin slices of mozzarella, along with basil leaves, thinly sliced mozzarella, arranged in a flower shape placed on top of the sauce. tomato: this may be the actual origin of the name Margherita (meaning chrysanthemum).

Esposito named the dish after Queen Margherita and then everyone called this cake with that name. However, there are still some opinions that the word "margherita" when translated into Italian means "daisy".


Some argue that the cake got its name due to the arrangement of mozzarella cheese and basil leaves shaped like chrysanthemums on the cake.


Some argue that the cake got its name due to the arrangement of mozzarella cheese and basil leaves shaped like chrysanthemums on the cake.


3. How to make Margherita Pizza simple and easy to make

Margherita Pizza is basically a dish that is considered delicious by most of the world's diners. If you can't buy those cakes at the stores where you live, it's also very simple to make your own. The finished product of Margherita Pizza has a crispy but chewy outer shell, a soft soft core, blended with the aroma of cheese and the sour taste of tomatoes.


The secret to getting a good Margherita pizza is finding the right ingredients and knowing how to use it properly.


The secret to getting a good Margherita pizza is finding the right ingredients and knowing how to use it properly.


3.1. Prepare ingredients to make Margherita Pizza

A. Pizza base

  • 12 grams of dry yeast works well

  • 220 grams all-purpose flour

  • 180 ml of warm water

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ tbsp olive oil


B. Pizza filling

  • 350 grams of fresh tomatoes

  • 2 large garlic cloves

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 fresh basil leaves

  • ¼ teaspoon sugar

  • 180 grams of mozzarella cheese

  • One side of the stone used to bake pizza.


3.2. How to make Margherita Pizza - Margherita Pizza’s recipe

Step 1: Wash tomatoes, smash garlic, cut cheese into thin slices.

Step 2: Put dry yeast, 1 tablespoon flour, ¼ cup warm water in a large bowl, let stand until the surface of the water appears bubbly. This proves that yeast is still working well. Add 160 grams of flour, remaining warm water, salt, and oil to a bowl, stirring until smooth. If the dough is a bit mushy, add more flour and the dough may be a little wet.


Kneading the dough is an extremely important step in making a firm pizza base


Kneading the dough is an extremely important step in making a firm pizza base


Step 3: Put the flour mixture on a flat surface sprinkled with flour to prevent sticking, knead the dough until smooth, soft and elastic, the process takes about 8-10 minutes. Roll into a ball, put in a large food container, sprinkle flour on top, cover the bowl tightly. Leave in a warm place for about 85 minutes for the dough to double in size.

Step 4: Tomatoes put in a blender, add a little water, and puree. Crush garlic into a large pan, heat to smell and start to yellow, about 2 minutes, add tomatoes, basil, sugar, salt. Cook over low heat, uncovered, stirring occasionally, wait until mixture thickens, then reduce heat, cook for another 40 minutes. Add salt to taste, let cool.

Step 5: Place the pizza stone in the oven, open at 250 degrees Celsius for 45 minutes.


Stack cheese on top of each other, if you are addicted to cheese, you can add as much as you like


Stack cheese on top of each other, if you are addicted to cheese, you can add as much as you like


Step 6: Take out the dough, spread it thinly. Spoon the ketchup over the dough, leaving only 2cm of the outer edge. Place cheese on top. Place pizza on top of the pizza stone. Bake until dough is golden brown and cheese is bubbly, about 13-15 minutes. Take the pizza out, let it cool for 5 minutes, then sprinkle it with basil on top.

The Margherita pizza is done!


4. Versions of Margherita Pizza

Although originating in Italy, Margherita Pizza has become popular around the world thanks to its delicious taste, easy to eat and not too high price. Due to the characteristics of regional differences, Margherita Pizza when imported into different countries will be slightly modified to make the taste more suitable to the taste of the people there.

Margherita Pizza with the traditional taste of beautiful Italy requires a lot of strict requirements, a very strict way of making dough and choosing ingredients. Previously, Napoli-style dough took 2-4 days to ferment slowly for many small air bubbles instead of large air pockets like regular pizza dough. The cake must be baked in a dome oven with a high temperature that causes the edges to swell and almost burn wood. However, it will be time consuming and difficult to serve a large number of customers. That's why Texgrill has improved according to its own recipe to ensure time but still sell delicious and keep the traditional flavor.


Pizza Margherita is modified according to Texgrill's own recipe

Margherita Pizza is modified according to Texgrill's own recipe

Currently, Margherita Pizza at Texgrill is being served with 3 main sizes:

  • Margherita Pizza size S 18cm: VND 99,000

  • Margherita Pizza size M 25cm: VND 165,000

  • Margherita Pizza size L 32cm: VND 199,000


Finally, Texgrill introduced you to the origin, history, processing and variation of Margherita Pizza. Hope you have a great time with your friends and family while enjoying this dish at Texgrill.



Texgrill is proud to be one of the largest F&B brands of Port City with more than 15 years of establishment and development. Up to now, the Texgrill brand has had 5 facilities in the busy streets of Hai Phong to serve the needs of customers to enjoy European cuisine. With a staff of up to 400 people and especially talented chefs with many years of experience - Texgrill offers diners dishes prepared with standard recipes such as pizza, spaghetti, steak,... helps you fully enjoy the quintessence of European cuisine.


In addition, with many years of experience, the restaurant's chefs also create dishes that are both European and Vietnamese, so that customers can enjoy special flavors. The luxuriously decorated restaurant in European style will surely bring great emotions when you and your loved ones or friends have a culinary experience at Texgrill.


About Texgrill at Vinhomes Imperia:

Located at the eastern gateway of Hai Phong with convenient traffic, multi-way connections and adjacent to many arterial roads such as 359, Hung Vuong, Bach Dang, Hong Bang, Vinhomes Imperia Hai Phong address is really convenient for tourists from other provinces, because the Vinhomes Imperia Hai Phong complex is very close to long-distance bus stations and train stations. 

Therefore, the Texgrill address located here also has a huge advantage. After enjoying the pizza, diners can visit Vincom commercial center for shopping or watching movies in theaters.


Hai Phong Texgrill:

The place to enjoy the best pizza with a variety of favorite toppings and cheeses such as: seafood pizza, beef pizza, salmon pizza, etc.

- See the best pizza menu

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- See the latest pizza deals

- See the Pasta menu

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For the best service, customers who order pizza on the promotional day should call the restaurant in advance

☎ TexGrill 1: ️02253.822,689 (27 Minh Khai)

☎ TexGrill 2: ️02253,653.450 (111C Van Cao)

☎ TexGrill 3: ️02253.820,883 (BH03-23, Manhattan 10, Vinhomes Imperia)

☎ TexGrill 4: 02253,272,268 (AEON LE CHAN - HAI PHONG)

☎ TexGrill 5: 02253,636,088 (No. 2, 5th Waterfront, Le Chan)