RARE Italian Restaurant is located in Fort Collins, CO in the heart of Old Town. We are proud to offer local, fresh ingredients and are committed to seasonality. We offer the best steaks in Northern Colorado, with an extensive wine list of 60+ wines in-house.
Thank You to all who were able to attend our Pizza Making Demo on Thursday, July 21st! We had a blast hosting you and sharing our love for pizza – and we wanted to follow up to share the recipe and experience online for those who were unable to make it.
Click here to access a PDF download of the handout we had available for guests at the event.
History of Pizza
Pizza was founded in Naples, Italy as an inexpensive food that could be devoured quickly. From the start, pizza has been a combination of delicious toppings – such as tomatoes, cheese, oil, garlic – on a flatbread of some sort. The classic Margherita pizza has a great history behind it: Queen Margherita traveled to Naples in 1889 and found herself craving something other than the French cuisine she and King Umberto I had been consuming. She requested that the city’s Pizzeria Brandi bring her an assortment of pizzas – and to no surprise, her favorite was called “Pizza Mozzarella,” which resembled the Italian flag with the red tomatoes, white cheese, and green basil.