For hundreds, if not thousands of years, various cultures have been placing toppings on flatbreads. But pizza, as we know it, hasn’t been around nearly as long. It was in the late 18th century that modern pizza emerged when residents of Naples began adding tomato to their yeast-based flat breads. It was sold from pizza bakeries and open-air stands, attracting tourists who wanted to sample this local delicacy.
You’ve probably heard of the classic margherita pizza. Legend has it that a local baker prepared one for the visit of King Umberto I and Queen Margherita of Savoy in 1889. It became her favourite, reflecting the colours of the Italian flag: green (fresh basil), white (mozzarella cheese) and red (tomato sauce). Of course, pizza has gone global, and now includes a variety of crusts (thick/thin, chewy/crispy, gluten free), and toppings only limited by your imagination.
But with holiday season just around the corner, you may be hard pressed to prepare one from scratch. If you don’t have enough time to roll out your own pizza dough, cut veggies, shred cheese, and spread it over a layer of tomato sauce, we offer the next best thing… Try a Vince’s Own Pizza tonight!
Our pizzas are made fresh daily in store in both thin crust (12-inch diameter) and family size (12×16-inch rectangular). Choose from Greek, cheese and pepperoni, Hawaiian, meat lover’s (popular during football season), veggie, and deluxe. And, of course, three-cheese bacon and onion – a best seller.
Our vegetables are hand-cut, and toppings are generously applied. I’m thankful for the family size, as my teenage son comes back for seconds – and thirds.
So next time you’re in a hurry, just pop one in the oven for 5-10 minutes (depending on pizza size), and dinner is served!