Welcome to the restaurant and pizzeria of the Queen of Italy! Established in Naples, Italy in the year 1780, Brandi Pizzeria boasts an authenticity like no one else – as the birthplace of the famous Pizza Magherita! In the June of 1889, during a royal visit to the region by King Umberto I and Queen Margherita of Savoy, Brandi owner, Raffaele Esposito, was invited to the Royal Palace of Capodimonte to serve up some traditional Italian fare. Esposito created a special pizza for the royals using only white mozzarella, red tomatoes and green basil leaves – representing the colours of the Italian flag. The Queen enjoyed this pizza so much that in homage, Esposito named this delicacy after her!