Celebrate an Italian Staple in Cedar City
Pizza is one of the best foods ever and as such has earned its own week.
According to Medium, pizza has ancient origins. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all enjoyed flatbreads topped with various ingredients. These early precursors laid the foundation for what would eventually become the pizza we know and love.
In the 19th century, the modern pizza was born in Naples, Italy. The story goes that in 1899 pizzaiolo Raffaele Esposito created the Pizza Margherita to hoor Queen Margherita of Italy. The pizza would include tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil to symbolize the Italian flag.
Pizza came to the United States when Italian immigrants brought pizza with them in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
If you want to celebrate National Pizza Week, there are a few places in Cedar to visit.
Centro Woodfired Pizzeria: 50 West Center Street
Pizza Cart: 1190 Sage Drive
Brunos Italian Deli: 1744 West Royal Hunt Drive
Pizza Factory: 131 South Main Street
National Pizza Week is January 14th-20th.