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Pizza Margherita (and a bone to pick)

Pizza Margherita, the true, the original pizza

Pizza Margherita

So then, see here, there’s this restaurant in the Marina, corner of Chestnut and Scott, called Ristobar. It is a very good restaurant: the quality of their cuisine, the ambience, the service, all very good. I have eaten there several times, and have always come away happy. BUT, they have this entry on their menu:

PIZZA 
lombard tomato passata, fior di latte, oregano, basil

Excuuuuse me, LOMBARD? A pizza of that description is none other than the famed MARGHERITA, and here’s the Wikipedia entry for pizza Margherita:

In 1889, during a visit in Naples, Queen Margherita of Savoy 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.