Naples is one of the only Italian cities that has been inhabited since the Neolithic period, the oldest traces of Greek settlements date back to the 2nd millennium BC.
In 1889 Queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy visited Naples and that is when master pizzaiolo Raffaele Esposito made a pizza resembling the Italian flag with tomato (red), cheese (white) and basil (green). Margherita of Savoy approved and that’s how the Margherita pizza was born.
Da Michele‘s family-owned pizzeria has been in operation since 1870. It’s not unusual to see a crowd of people standing outside the door, waiting patiently for their number to be called. Once inside you will barely have time to sit before someone comes to take your order but with only two types of pizza on the menu, marinara and Margherita, it should be a quick decision and within minutes a piping hot pie will at the table.