A selection of the best, as well as famous, pizzerias in Naples to choose your favorite!
Impossible to resist pizza, but only in the best pizzerias in Naples you can taste those prepared according to tradition.
In fact, even if the whole world knows the famous Neapolitan pizza, how to decide who prepares the best? Pizza in Naples is not just a tradition, but a real institution, protected by a specially created brand, "True Neapolitan Pizza", created by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) which protects the “true Neapolitan pizza” in Italy and around the world. In addition, the Neapolitan pizza already has the quality mark "Traditional specialty guaranteed" (TSG), and will soon also have a DOC brand recognized by the European Union.
All this attention, combined with an extraordinary amount of pizzerias open throughout the Neapolitan territory, makes a job extremely difficult selection.
50 kalò di Ciro Salvo has been listed as pizzeria of excellence both from the Gambero Rosso and the Michelin Guide, in both cases with the highest score. Located almost on the waterfront, it is hard not to find crowds waiting to enter. Light and soft pasta, spectacular ingredients. Excellent also the fried pizza and the antipasto mountain. The prices are high but so is the quality so the price / quality ratio is good. Possibility to eat gluten-free pizza.
medium 081.19204667 Piazza Sannazzaro, 201 / B
The "gourmet" Spicchi signature pizzeria, located in Vomero, makes the quality of the ingredients its strong point. Starting from the typical fried foods of the eighteenth-century tradition of Naples such as the tart of tagliolini alla finanziera or the egg monachina.
The peculiarity of this pizzeria concerns the freedom of choice of pizzas. As the name of the place suggests in addition to "whole" pizzas, you can also order the individual "segments" of different tastes, to form an entire pizza. An original way to savor different varieties.
For the pizzas you are spoiled for choice but you really notice the search for the ingredient and the optimal combination. Spicchi d'autore also ennoble the "wurstel and potato" pizza by offering a black pig frankfurter.
To close the meal the desserts of the famous Sal Di Riso and to drink the beers of Angelo Poretti.
economic 081 556 0892 Via Gino Doria, 81 / 83
Antica Pizzeria Da Michele
For many Neapolitans "Pizza" is equivalent to saying "From Michele ", historical pizzeria of the city also appeared in the film with Julia Roberts "Eat, pray, love". From Michele there is not a vast choice: o Margherita o Marinara, as tradition dictates, with a strictly classic recipe, and the taste and lightness are practically unsurpassed. The queue here is always very long, sometimes it will be necessary to wait even more than an hour to eat on huge tables with many other people, in the name of Neapolitan conviviality. Once your pizza has been consumed, there will be no time to exchange opinions, in all probability you will be “politely” invited to vacate the place. But the appetite will be more than satisfied.
cheap 081 553 9204 Via Cesare Sersale, 1
Sorbillo is one of the historic pizzerias of via dei Tribunali which has been making pizzas since 1935 and, in the best tradition, there is always a crowd waiting outside the famous place. The founder of various places that have opened in Naples, such as Zia Esterina or the Sorbillo pizzeria on the Lungomare, it maintains the traditional architecture of the pizzeria and the kindness of the staff. Delicious pizza that overflows from the plate with carefully selected ingredients that will satisfy even celiacs, there is also a gluten free version. Again the pizza is worth the long wait.
economic 081 446643 Via dei Tribunali, 32
Stay at Materdei
Starita is one of the most famous pizzerias in Naples, located in Materdei a few steps from the Metro Line 1, also featured in a famous film with Sophia Loren. Well known both for fried food, but above all for excellent pizzas. On the menu there are original taste pizzas like the flowers of pumpkin and walnuts, or traditional, with a quality that is always excellent. Very famous angels, rolled and fried pizza dough, exquisite both with sliced tomatoes and with nutella as sweet, but also the montanarine deserve. Possibility of gluten-free pizza.
economic 081 557 3682 Via Materdei, 27 / 28
La Pizzaria La Notizia is one of the most famous and gourmet restaurants in Naples, as well as reported by both Michelin guide both from the Gambero Rosso. The quality of the ingredients, the refinement of the combinations, the lightness of the pasta, make Enzo Coccia's pizza one of the must-eat in Naples. It also has a local "son", o'sfizio d'a Notizia, specializing in fried food and pizzas. Compared to other pizzerias is slightly more expensive but the goodness of the pizza is legendary.
medium 081 714 2155 Via Michelangelo from Caravaggio 53A
Ciro Oliva. From Concettina to the three saints
"The comparison and the search for me are everything" is the motto of the young pizza maker - owner of the pizzeria "Oliva da Concettina ai Tre Santi" and this already suggests the amount of study and work that lies behind each of the pizzas of this place .
This pizzeria is located in the heart of Sanità and the place where it stands was an old Neapolitan "bass" where the great-grandmother of Ciro, Concettina Flessigno Oliva, churned fried pizzas throughout the Rione Sanità.
In this pizzeria you can taste gourmet delicacies that blend tradition and innovation like the San Gennaro Foundation, with crumbs of the "nzogna and pepe" taralli, and pizza with the Genovese.
According to users the goodness of pizzas and the kindness of the staff repay the waiting abundantly. Also famous for the fried appetizers like the omelettes, the montanarine and the fried pizzas.
economic 081290037 Via Arena della Sanità, 7
Another of the ancient pizzerias of via dei Tribunali, open since 1936. It has risen to the headlines for the goodness of its fried foods, much appreciated by patrons as well as for the quality of traditional pizzas. Not to expect a gourmet pizzeria but a pizza made as tradition commands, with good ingredients and considerable dimensions. Even here you can find a little 'crowd but the wait will be on average shorter than the other pizzerias of Via Tribunali.
economic 081 455262 Street of the courts, 94
Pellone brothers in Fuorigrotta
In the pizzeria Da Raffaele F.lli Pellone in Fuorigrotta, adjacent to the Stadio San Paolo, pizza is a perfect marriage between tradition and innovation. Yes offers, in fact, a wide range of pizza tastes with normal prices; but the real specialty here is the Pizza Doc prepared with the best buffalo mozzarella that can not be accompanied by the classic potato cross, as good as those who prepared the grandmothers!
economic 081 593 4602 Via Giacomo Leopardi, 239
Antica Pizzeria Costa
In the historic center, in the immediate vicinity of Porta Capuana, the Pizzeria Vincenzo Costa, one of the cornerstones of the area, was born in the 1930. Once known as "Pizzeria Maradona", the pizzeria is of high quality. Exquisite pizza of any taste it is, very famous for the "star" (Stuffed cornice with 5 different flavors) and the fried pizza as well as for the classic "Take, pay and run" pizza portfolio. Wide variety and sympathy at will. Very spartan, maybe a little 'rough but definitely typical. Even here you can often find crowds but the wait should not be too long.
economic 081 1918 5293 Via Capuana, 1