How Pizza Evolved

Pizza has existed in some form for many years and has evolved from a basic flatbread with simple toppings to the food you know and love today. You can benefit from years of pizza innovation and tradition when you dine at the best place for deep-dish pizza in Palo Alto. Watch this video to see how pizza evolved from its basic beginnings.

Since around 500 B.C., people have been putting fruits, cheese, oil, and herbs on top of their flatbreads. While you might not recognize the food from so long ago as pizza today, that's where it got its start. Greek settlers in Naples around the 1500s would put tomatoes, cheese, oil, garlic, and anchovies on their flatbreads as a convenient food. In the late 1700s, pizza was being made in Naples with the dough and toppings baked together. Naples is also home of the first pizzeria, which opened in 1830 and is still in business today. Luckily, you don't have to live in Italy to enjoy delicious pizza, as it traveled across the world and became increasingly popular after World War II. You can even enjoy authentic Chicago-style pizza right here in Palo Alto.

Categories: History of Pizza, Pizza

Interested in Catering?

Send us a message

TOP 10 reasons to eat at Pizza Chicago

  1. If you don't, we'll hold our breath until you do.
  2. You've always got a friend here.
  3. We keep hoping his Airness will eat here; you wouldn't want to miss that would you?
  4. We let you talk with your mouth full.
  5. Your mother would want you to.
  6. This might be the closest you ever get to Chicago!
  7. We need the money.
  8. You'll have an alluring, sexy glow after eating our pizzas.
  9. We might even name a pizza after you.
  10. Hey, Glen Campbell ate here, should you?