Pizzerias come to Edinburgh. Modern pizza is thought to have originated in the 19th century in Naples, Italy, when a local chef created the pizza Margherita to honour the visiting queen. It was originally street food, a simple snack for modest people. From these humble beginnings, however, pizza has gone on to be one of the most popular foods in the world, with pizza restaurants popping up in cities around the globe. The same can be said for Scotland's capital and pizzerias in Edinburgh have become an integral part of the city's restaurant scene. You will find them on every corner of the city, offering simple, classic pizzas or more modern takes on this old favourite.