Rome has a new vending machine which slides out freshly cooked pizzas in just three minutes.
Buyers using the flaming red "Mr. Go Pizza" machine can choose from four different kinds of pizzas costing from 4.50 to 6 euros ($5.2-7.2). The machine kneads and tops the dough and customers can watch the pizza cook behind a small glass window.
这台名为“Mr. Go Pizza”的红色自动贩卖机上有四种不同的披萨饼可供食客选择，售价从约35元到46元不等。机器会揉面，并在面饼上加配料，顾客可以在一个小玻璃窗后观看披萨饼的烹饪过程。
Reviews by customers of the machine, one of the first in Rome, ranged from "acceptable if you're in a hurry" to outright horror.
"It looks good but it is much smaller than in a restaurant and there is less topping," said Claudio Zampiga, a pensioner.
People have been eating forms of flat bread with toppings for millennia, but it is generally accepted that pizza was perfected in Naples.
Tradition holds that Esposito created the classic "Pizza Margherita" on June 11, 1889 to honour the queen consort, Margherita of Savoy, during her visit to Naples with King Umberto I.
Note: consort 君主的配偶
He used tomatoes, mozzarella and basil leaves to represent the colors of the flag of a just united Italy - red, white and green. A plaque is affixed to a wall in Naples saying "Pizza Margherita was born here."
Fabrizia Pugliese, a Naples native and university student in Rome, gave the machine-made pizza a try and gave it a thumbs down, saying it tasted more like a "piadina", an ultra-thin soft unleavened bread wrap popular in northern Italy.
"It's OK but it's not pizza," was her verdict.
Gina, a pensioner who declined to give her surname, rejected the concept outright.
"Terrible. Pizza really needs to be eaten hot, immediately. This doesn't work for me," she said.
In fact, for many Italians, the classic pizza experience includes watching a "pizzaiolo," (pizzamaker) knead the dough and cooking it in a wood-burning brick oven within sight of your table.