Best Pizza in Naples? A few pizzerias you can’t miss
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Naples is all about pizza and amazing food but sometimes it’s hard if you don’t have a lot of time or if you don’t know where to go. For sure if you’re in Naples you cannot miss the opportunity to eat an amazing pizza and even if it’s not easy at all to recommend one place or another because pretty much all the “pizzerie” are amazing and also cheap I’ve tried to give you an overview of some of the most famous pizzerie in Naples, the unmissable ones or the ones you can try to book once in Naples.
But let’s start with a few recommendations, just to be sure to be warm enough to feed our belly.
1. Queuing is good
The queue is inevitable in some of these places and while you’re you queuing you can have your “cuoppo”, a mix of fried goodies to be eaten with your hands.
Without realizing it, you will be soon sitting at the table and you’ve already started to eat. This is normal: the turnover is very high, the continuous change and the ability of staff in putting pressure to you without you even noticing is part of the experience.
3. No frills
We are not in a Michelin restaurant and then you will eat in genuine places as a part of the experience: better to say no straight away rather than criticize after.
4. Never talk about football…
… and if you support Juventus do not tell anyone. Believe me!
Now, let’s go eat!
Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo
Gino is our Web 2.0 pizzaiolo, a master when it comes to pizza. His pizza is big, filled with quality ingredients from Campania and since it’s one of the most famous places in Naples, escaping the long queue is pretty much impossible. Allow yourself at least 1 hour in a queue.
Gino Sorbillo, Via dei Tribunali, 32
Pizzeria Di Matteo
Di Matteo is not just a pizzeria but also a chip shop where you can have your “cuoppo”, a mix of fried appetizers. The menu features a wide variety of pizzas and calzones and the prices are really low for an excellent quality.
Pizzeria Di Matteo, Via dei Tribunali, 94
Antica Pizzeria Da Michele
Located near the district of Forcella, Da Michele is easily accessible by foot crossing the city centre. You can only order a Margherita or Marinara pizza: No more, no less because the original Neapolitan pizzas where these two and nothing else.
Pizzeria Da Michele, Via Cesare Sersale, 1-3
Pizza in Pellone is really large and hearty and even if someone complains about the prices I think it’s totally worth. Do not miss the fried pizza made with ricotta cheese, pork fat, cheese and pepper.
Pizzeria Pellone, Via Nazionale, 93
Over seventy specialties on the menu and many different pizzas including the very heavy but unmissable Montanara a pizza which is fried and then baked in the oven topped with tomato and provolone cheese and served on a wooden chopping board. The size of the pizzas are smaller than normal but stuffed into every corner with products of excellent quality. The Starita brand has also famous in the United States!
Pizzeria Starita, Via Materdei, 27-28
Oliva Da Concettina ai Tre Santi
In the hearth of the Rione Sanità, Concettina is not so famous among tourists but it’s an institutions among locals. The margherita is big and the prices are absolutely cheap; unmissable the pizza with the crust filled with neapolitan salame.
Oliva Da Concettina ai Tre Santi, via Arena alla Sanità, 7 bis
50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo
A gourmet pizza that blends tradition and innovation: the pizza here at 50 Kalò probably costs maybe slightly more than in other places in Naples but the price is totally worth. The pizza to be tried is, without any doubt, the Alliance that really shows how bringing together different ingredients can revitalize flavors and traditional tastes: it is a white pizza (no tomato sauce on the base) with mozzarella from Agerola (a village near Naples), lardo di colonnata, onion from Montoro (a village in the Campania region), conciato romano (a typical cheese) and extra virgin olive oil. Need anything else?
50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo, Piazza Sannazzaro 201/B
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