Amici Ristorante Italiano Kona
Pizza has been a staple of Italian cuisine since 1889 and continues to be a part of the country’s cuisine to this day. Few Italian restaurants neglect to put the food on their menu, as the food is chance to attract clientele of all kinds. That’s why Amici Ristorante Italiano Kona, Kona’s premiere location for authentic Italian food, now has added pizza to their already delicious and varied menu.
Starting in the late 1700s, pizza became a staple in the diets of the working poor in Naples, Greece. The food was easy and cheap to make and could be made into an appropriate meal for anytime of the day. The food remained a part of Greek poor’s diet until 1889. In that year, Italy’s then royal couple, King Umberto I and Queen Margherita, visited Naples.
As legend goes, King Umberto I and Queen Margherita were of their traditional diet of upper-crust French food. Despite the fact that pizza was typically food for the poor, the royal couple was so excited to try the unique food that they asked for a bulk order from a local pizzeria. The king and queen, of course, feel in love with the food and began a pizza craze within their own country. Instead of just the poor people of the country enjoying the cuisine, rich and poor alike indulged in the cheesy treat, earning Italy the title of the pizza capital of the world.
Soon, the craze began to spread across the world. Because people associated pizza with Italy, they began to crave for general authentic Italian food. Native Italians who had immigrated to different locations around the word were ready to fulfill people’s cravings. Within a few decades of pizza becoming a staple in the Italian diet, New York and other places with a high population of Italian immigrants hosted dozens of Italian restaurants – pizzerias or otherwise. Copycats began to popup, hoping to cash in on the booming profit of Italian food. Today, there are thousands of Italian restaurants in the world – some more authentic than others. Nonetheless, pizza propelled Italian food into the spotlight, giving millions of Italians the chance to share their love of their home-country’s food. Without pizza, places like Amici Ristorante Italiano Kona would be non-existent. Italian family-owned and chain restaurants across the world owe pizza a great deal.
To pay tribute to pizza’s contribution to the spread of Italian food, Amici’s pizza will reflect the same quality and genuine nature of the pizza eaten today in Italy. In a sea of fake Italian restaurants, Amici only provides the best, real Italian food. This restaurant is no Olive Garden. Because of Amici’s dedication to being Kona’s premiere authentic Italian restaurant, visitors won’t find Pizza Hut or Papa John’s esque pizza here. Food at Amici Ristorante is not mass-produced. While pizza is a new menu addition, trust that Amici will provide bona-fide Italian pizza to any customer that is looking for a delicious Italian restaurant in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.