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What's the secret of success behind Italian cuisine? Perhaps the simple, fresh ingredients or the easy preparation (in most cases). Everyone enjoys a pasta dish or crispy insalata mista, but pizza will always be the popular classic. Whether you make it, order it or defrost it yourself, nobody can resist a good pizza. However, serving this speciality often presents a challenge, as most dinner plates are not quite large enough. With a diameter of 32 cm, the pizza plate by Villeroy & Boch can accommodate virtually all pizzas – now all you need to worry about are the toppings!
No one knows exactly who invented the pizza. Legend has it that a Neopolitan restaurateur created a patriotic pizza in red, white and green in honour of Queen Margherita – however, whether or not this is true remains disputed and the real reason remains hidden in a fog of hypotheses and speculation. More exciting is finding out what pizzas the world's cuisine has to offer. A large plate with a spicy Lahmacun is the Arabic variant which you can try out. The Spanish and South-Americans also know a bit about pizza: wheat tortillas or potatoes with a vegetable or meat filling and hot peperoni offer exciting alternatives, and can be perfectly presented on a pizza plate.
The generous pizza plates are made, without exception, from premium porcelain. This porcelain by Villeroy & Boch is particularly robust and impact-resistant and despite its exclusive radiance, perfectly suitable for every day use. All the plates are stable and therefore also practical when cutting the pizza with a pizza roller – and they can be stacked without any problem too. The floral patterns of the Artesano Lavendel and Verdure series have a sealed glaze and are therefore dishwasher-safe so that the colours remain vibrant for a long time even in homes where there are plenty of pizza lovers. If the pizza Napoli has gone cold or a piece from earlier on is left over, it can be warmed up again later one of the microwave-safe pizza plates in no time at all.
With a touch of culinary expertise and the wide range of Villeroy & Boch collections, create your Italian dinner or small pranzo completely in your own style. Of course, the pizza plates form the centrepiece of every table setting. Therefore, when deciding between uncomplicated designs and the authentic look of Mediterranean country life, you should always follow your own taste. Once you have chosen the starter and pizza plates, you can give free rein to your imagination. Serve salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a rustic set that complements your dinner set. Set individual accents with crystal glasses for Valpolicella with porcelain bowls full of fresh basil and of course with lovely stainless steel cutlery with sharp bladed pizza knives.