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National Pizza Day & The History Of Pizza

National Pizza Day occurs each year on February 9, and the best way to celebrate the holiday involves indulging in good pizza. In the Greater Dallas area, Partenope Ristorante offers authentic Neapolitan pizza to pay homage to what has become an extremely popular American favorite.


History of National Pizza Day

Pizza wasn’t known outside of Italy until after World War II. Originally created in Rome, this dish of flatbread covered with layers of cheese, herbs, and sauce was nothing like our modern pizza. The pizza we know and love today was developed in Naples in the 18th century and included garlic, basil, cheese, and tomatoes in its topping.  An inexpensive food that could be consumed quickly, it was popular in southwestern Italy’s Campania region, to which Naples belongs, among the working poor.


Brought to the United States by Italian immigrants, pizza quickly became a sought-after treat. The first pizzeria was opened in 1905 by a gentleman named Gennaro Lombardi in New York City, and that pizzeria is still in operation today. 


The exact date on which National Pizza Day was first celebrated is somewhat a mystery, but today, it is a time of recognizing one of our favorite foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, with over 3 billion pizzas sold each year in the US alone.

Celebrate National Pizza Day with a Culinary Journey at Partenope Ristorante

Step into the world of pizza perfection this National Pizza Day at Partenope Ristorante and let your taste buds embark on a culinary journey like no other. With each bite of our Neapolitan-style pizza, you’ll be transported to the vibrant streets of Napoli, where passion for food and flavor reign supreme.


But our celebration doesn’t stop at indulging in mouthwatering slices. Join us for an exclusive pizza-making class, where you’ll have the chance to become a true pizza maestro. Unlock the secrets behind creating the perfect dough, master the art of sauce spreading, and learn the precise techniques that make our pizzas so irresistibly delicious.


Immerse yourself in the authentic Neapolitan experience as you knead, stretch, and top your own pizza creation. And the best part? You’ll get to savor the fruits of your labor by devouring your very own masterpiece straight from our wood-fired oven. 


Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate National Pizza Day in the most delectable way possible. Join us at Partenope Ristorante in Dallas, TX, and let your taste buds soar to new heights of pizza perfection. Reserve your spot now and prepare for a culinary adventure that will leave you craving more.


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