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0 Comments May 25, 2019

Marinara… Mama Mia

‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’ said Leonardo da Vinci, long before the ‘less is more’ mantra of today became so over used, and he was so right. In simplicity we can find a less cluttered space for all our senses to embrace. And so it is when is comes to food, keeping it simple and the ingredients to a minimum can result in a perfect and glorious symphony of taste sensations. While some love their pizzas Super Supreme or with the lot and that’s perfectly okay, others have discovered the simpler and classic combinations such as Tomato, Basil and Garlic… the perfect ingredients in harmony for the much loved Marinara pizza.

Way back in 1735, five years after King George II ascended the British throne and about 50 years before the first settlers arrived in Sydney, Australia, the simple Marinara pizza was born in Naples. This is a traditional Neapolitan pizza that is made with sourdough, tomatoes, basil, garlic, oregano and olive oil.

‘Necessity is the mother of Invention’ said Plato and so it was historically for the Marinara, a pizza born from necessity. The Marinara was known to have been created for the local sailors and fishermen and was also made on-board their ships due to the ingredients being easily preserved. Today the flavours have not changed, at least not if traditional recipes are adhered to.

So you want to try the best in Italy? The best is debatable… especially in Italy. However an exceptional Marinara can be found at what is widely believed to be the world’s oldest pizzeria –  L’Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba. Located in Naples, Italy, the restaurant has been open since 1830; almost a century after the simple Marinara pizza was born. Since its opening, the restaurant’s wood-fired ovens have been lined with lava rocks from nearby Mount Vesuvius. As it was then and as it is now, wood-fired pizza just tastes better and most Italians would not have it any other way.

In Pattaya, Sergio’s Pizza Factory serves an authentic Marinara pizza… as authentic as one could probably find locally. Crafting traditional sourdough with Italian tomatoes, fresh Italian basil, oregano, garlic, extra virgin olive oil and baking in Sergio’s traditional domed wood-fired ovens, creates a Marinara pizza as authentic as Mama Mia is Italian. Do yourself a favour and discover why Pizza lovers’ love Sergio’s.

Sergio’s Pizza Factory

Avenue Pattaya, Second Rd., Pattaya

Ph.: 038 723 928  or  063 181 6050

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