The origin of the pizza actually goes back to ancient times. but pizza, as we know it, began in Naples, Italy. In the late 1800’s an Italian baker, created a dish for visiting royalty. To show his patriotism the baker chose to top flat bread with food that would represent the colors of Italy; red tomato, white mozzarella cheese and green basil. By the beginning of the 1900’s pizza made it’s way to the cities of the United States, especially New York City and Chicago, through Italian immigrants.