Best Pizza in Nokomis and Venice Fl area
Guests say that we have the best pizza between Sarasota, Nokomis and Venice, Florida!
Our customers are enjoying Saltwater Cafe Classic Italian Style Pizzas and Specialty Gourmet Pizzas, featuring Ahi-Tuna, Frutti di Mare, Buffalo Chicken, Salmon, and many more toppings. Sunday is Pizza Specials Day with great discounts! Bring the whole family for a fun and relaxed pizza dinner.
History of Pizza
Considered a peasant's meal in Italy for centuries it is unknown who invented the very first pizza. Food historians agree that pizza like dishes were eaten by many peoples in the Mediterranean including the Greeks and Egyptians.
The word pizza, as it is currently spelled, was used to describe both sweet and salty pies in the Middle Ages, but took the form that we are now familiar with in pre-Renaissance Naples, a large city in central Italy. Poor peasants used their limited ingredients -flour and water, creating a bread dough, stretched and baked to make a seasoned, flat bread.
Modern pizza has been referred to Italian baker Raffaele Esposito of Naples. In 1889, Esposito who owned a restaurant called the Pizzeria di Pietro baked what he called "pizza" especially for the visit of Italian King Umberto I and Queen Margherita. To make his pizza more patriotic he used tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil. (Italian flag is green, white and red) This was the birth hour of the Pizza Margherita.
Pizza first made its appearance in the United States with the arrival of Italian immigrants in the late 19th century. This was certainly the case in cities with large Italian populations, such as Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia where pizza was first sold on the streets of Italian neighborhoods.