Pizza: How Was it Invented?

Your senses are tingling, the aroma of melted cheese and juicy tomato echo around the room. Are you ready to dig into that favourite of all foods? What are we talking about? Pizza, of course!

So, let’s get straight into it…. When you think pizza, you associate it with Italy, right? Or was pizza created elsewhere first? Historians have pondered this question for hundreds of years.

If we break down the components of pizza, pizza is essentially a flat bread with tomato puree, cheese and seasoning on top. But where was flatbread created? Flatbread was originated in the Middle East. It is claimed the ancient Babylonians, Israelites and Egyptians all ate and baked flat bread in clay ovens.

A good pizza, has good toppings, with the most notable being olives, tomatoes, spices, salami and peperoni, all of which are Mediterranean.

In recent history Naples has been the pizza with the original pizza being claimed to be created in nearby Lazio, numerous food historians have claimed. Earliest claims according to Italian food historian Giuseppe Nocca declares references to Pizza in this region of Italy back to AD997, making pizzas over 1,000 years old – yikes!

But who makes the best pizza, I heard you ask. Well, that equation is a lot simpler. DghDgh is a dedicated Italian restaurant based in Chester and of course we make the best pizza in Chester. From the mouth-watering Margherita and Ortolana to the punchy Napolentana, we bring the famous taste of Italy to you in the most authentic and delicious fashion.

You can find Dgh Dgh on 66-68 Northgate St, Chester, CH1 2HT. We welcome you with open arms and offer a range of fruity gourmet ciders, olives and fresh bruschetta to tingle your taste buds before heading straight into our famous best pizzas in Chester – fact!

Dgh Dgh are also partnered with Deliveroo, so if you’re self-isolating due to coronavirus you can be sure that you can have freshly baked pizza delivered to your door, if you are a Chester resident.

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