Naples is where pizza was born. The Italian tradition of pizza dates back almost 200 years when pizza was baked in wood burning fireplaces. The first Italian pizza, dating to 1830, was simply a basic round of bread with tomatoes baked in a stoned oven or "forno a legna". It was in 1890 when Queen Regina Margherita found out about Raffaele Esposito's talents as a pizzaiolo in Port'Alba, Napoli that she made it a point to visit. Upon her arrival, il Signor Esposito created a special pizza for the queen, adding mozzarella to the basic tomato pizza. The resulting creation was dubbed the "Margherita" pizza named for her majesty.
Authentic Neapolitan pizza is made in a specially built custom oven at a blistering 800-900 degrees topped with the world’s finest San Marzano tomatoes (grown on the volcanic soils of Mt. Visuvio), fresh mozzarella, and top-secret dough form the foundation of the pizza, but the true craft is in mastering the oven.
CHIPP is using the same centuries-old techniques that Neapolitan masters use to create a truly authentic pizza, including custom built oven, unique dough receipe and fresh ingredients that are delivered directly from Italy.