When Margheritas mother bought her daughter a pizza for her birthday, she wasn’t sure what to expect.
“I didn’t even know if she’d like it,” she says.
“She asked if I could make it for her.”
She got the idea to make Margheritas pizzas by hand and now she’s making a whole batch of them.
“It’s just a little bit more fun, it’s a little less work,” says Margherittas father, Mario.
Mario’s daughter, who’s called Margheritta, is in her late teens.
“A few years ago, we started a business, we had a couple of stores, but I had no idea it was going to become something bigger,” he says.
Mario is a pizza maker, and he made his first Margherits pizza in the early 2000s.
“Now we have more than 50,” he jokes.
“We have customers who come every day.”
Mario and Margherisa’s son Mario Jr. has a lot of pizza to make and he loves making the pies he orders.
He’s now in his 30s.
Mario says his daughter was born with the same love for food as his mother.
“When I was little, she used to make her own pizza, I used to go shopping with her,” he explains.
Mario recalls how his mother made her first Marghers pizza, which was named Marghereta, when he was eight.
“The first time I ate one of those, I said, ‘I’m going to make this one,’ because I always wanted to be like my mom,” he recalls.
“I grew up watching my mom make Marghers,” he adds.
“My mom made Margheritis because I loved her so much.
I wanted to make something like her, so I tried making it myself,” Mario says.”
The first Margeria pizza was for her and it was a very special pizza, a very old pizza,” Mario Sr. says.
“When my mother made it, she said, this is the most delicious pizza I’ve ever tasted.
It was so good.
And I said that because I’m so fond of her.”
Mario Sr. and his family also make their own pizza.
“My mother made a very good Margherite for her,” Mario Jr.’s father says.
Mario Sr., who’s in his 50s, says his mother loves Margherites.
“When I’m home, she makes Margherietas for me,” he said.
“For the past 15 years, we’ve had a Margheriti pizza.
Every time, it tastes so good.”
Mario Jr. also enjoys his father’s pizza.
“He loves making Margheriatas.
He says that it’s the most beautiful pizza I can imagine.
And that’s the only one he makes,” Mario said.
Mario Sr.’s daughter, Margheritia, also has her own Margheritus pizzas.
“Her mother made one for me and it’s one of the best.
I love it,” Margherilis father says, laughing.”
This is the best Margherito that I’ve eaten, that I have ever eaten,” Margera says.