Italians Have Afflicted The World With A Delicacy

Pizza – a delicacy with a humble Italian origin has fast taken over the world. It’s now everyone’s favorite. But don’t salivate yet. Pizza is a savory dish of Italian origin consisting of a usually round, flattened base of leavened wheat-based dough topped with tomatoes, cheese, and often various other ingredients (such as anchovies, mushrooms, onions, olives, pineapple, meat, etc.) which is then baked at a high temperature, traditionally in a wood-fired oven. A small pizza is sometimes called a pizzetta. A person who makes pizza is known as a pizzaiolo.

In Italy, pizza served in formal settings, such as at a restaurant, is presented unsliced, and is eaten with the use of a knife and fork. In casual settings, however, it is cut into wedges to be eaten while held in the hand.

The term pizza was first recorded in the 10th century in a Latin manuscript from the Southern Italian town of Gaeta in Lazio, on the border with Campania. Modern pizza was invented in Naples, and the dish and its variants have since become popular in many countries.  It has become one of the most popular foods in the world and a common fast food item in Europe and North America, available at pizzerias (restaurants specializing in pizza), restaurants offering Mediterranean cuisine, and via pizza delivery. Many companies sell ready-baked frozen pizzas to be reheated in an ordinary home oven.

This Italian dish is literally on the menu of every restaurant in Ghana. This is why we have compiled a list of the best pizza joints in Accra for you. In no particular order:

  1. Mama Mia (Osu)
  2. Papa Pizza (East Legon)
  3. Urban Grill (Airport City)
  4. Marwako (Abelenkpe)
  5. Paloma (Ring Road)
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