I am so glad to have another place to try tomorrow. Unfortunately Da Michele, Il Pizzaiolo Del Presidente, and Sorbillo were all closed for holiday.
Naples was almost overwhelming, but we started to get used to it by the end of our visit. I could not have imagined a place so different from Sorrento. I think with more people walking around I will like it much better.
Lucky for me Costa was open today and words can not describe what I had there. I tried the fried calzone for 1 1/2 euro, and the mini pizzas for 1 euro at the walk up street vending side. I thought I was doing alright in the sauce area, but now I know I have a lot of work to do. This pie had a strong sourdough flavor that I loved, right about the same level as Una Pizza. I am assuming they are using a yeast starter culture. The mini pizzas were folded, and I loved eating them this way. Pure heaven. This was the most melt in your mouth dough I have ever tasted.
After walking around to find all Marco's recommended pizzerias closed, I decided to head back to Trianon for dinner since it is near the train station. It was very hard to not go back to Costa since they are very close to each other, but my companions thought I was crazy. The pizza at Trianon was not quite as sexy as Costa, but still miles ahead of just about any pizzeria I have tried in the US. We ordered two pies with cherry tomatoes, and one with ham and red sauce, all DOC with buffalo mozzarella. The pies here are really thin, and could not hold up to the massive amount of moisture from the tomatoes/ham/mozzarella even with a knife and fork. They were soggy except for the very edges. If I ever go back I will stick to a standard margherita or marinara. These pies had no sourdough flavor that I could taste, but still a REALLY tender crust. The sauce tasted just like Stanislaus Alta Cuccina's, not San Marzanos. I know they don't sell them here, but it was pretty funny!