While the first pizza delivery was to royalty, Americans have embraced this Italian delicacy as something that can be delivered to their homes in about 30 minutes.
In 1889, Queen Margherita Teresa Giovanni of Italy was the guest of honor while visiting Naples. A local taverna owner created a dish for the occasion – a pizza using ingredients for each color of the Italian flag. The Margherita pizza was made with tomatoes (red), buffalo mozzarella (white) and basil (green) and delivered to the queen so she wouldn’t have to come to the taverna.
Getting a pizza now doesn’t involve protocol or royal servants – only an address and a phone or internet connection.