Though history records pizza as having been originated in Sunny Naples, Italy, many believe, as we do, that it had its origin on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, a scant 15 miles away.
Some archaeologists believe that the heat generated by 5, 000 families busy making pizzas was responsible for Vis-a-vis blowing its top in the first place. Nevertheless, this crisp, Neapolitan pie, topped with luscious red tomatoes, imported cheeses, and all sorts of mouthwatering meats and seafood, came into being quite by accident. Antonio Pizzarello, a baker's assistant in the mountain-side
town of Pompeii, returned from the tomato fields that abounded on the volcano's slopes with a basket full of tomatoes one day.
As he returned the bakery where he worked, his eyes were attracted by a young girl buying a loaf of bread for supper. She eyed him roughishly, at which point Antony tripped and his load of tomatoes landed on a large piece of dough that was being readied for baking. When the owner of the bakery rounded a corner a moment later, Antonio frantically loaded the dough and tomatoes into the oven to get it out of sight.
With the owner of the bakery, Antonio, and the girl standing around exchanging pleasantries, the blending of dough, tomato and heat in the oven emitted heavenly odors that led to the discovery of the new dish.
So the first Pizzarello was born. In 1600, the name was shortened to pizza, and cheese was added by an innovator called Pasquale Mozarella. Getting back to the history. Many Pompeittes - before the explosion - would frolic in the field, often stopping to cook a pizza over the hot lava. This is where the expression, "I love pizza", originated. In the future years all manner of meats were added
for variety and "We" have the original recipe. That's the reason why so many people all over say, "I LAVA PIZZA!"