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OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« on: August 26, 2006, 06:38:29 PM »
Sorry for being off topic guys, but I thought this would be the best place to ask

I am going to europe for a holiday and will be near Naples for 3 days (Positano).

I want to go and take a day trip into Naples and visit 2 or three pizzerias. I think Da Michele would have be top of the list, but i would appreciate any other suggestions

Also would like to visit a water buffalo farm where they make the real mozzarella. Likewise any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in advance..


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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2006, 07:15:34 PM »
 Trianon & Antica Pizzeria Brandi are two other famous ones

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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2006, 07:36:56 PM »
If you have time, you should really go to this one

Pizzeria Salvo
Largo Arso 10/16
San Giorgio a Cremano (Napoli)
Tel. 081 275306

It's not as famous as the others, but i've been told it's best you can get.

On their website you can see how to reach them http://www.pizzeriasalvo.it/ (click on "come raggiungerci" in the lower right corner)

This is a pic of their pizza

http://www.pizzamike.it/ciro1.jpg

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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2006, 10:12:01 PM »
Sorry for being off topic guys

Kiwipete:

I can't imagine a more appropriate on-topic post. The fantastic pizzas of Naples are the whole reason this section of the forum exists. By going to the pizzerias recommended above, you will never again see pizza the same way and it may spoil you for any other type of pizza.

Have a great time, take photos, and report back here if you can.

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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2006, 03:54:59 PM »
Try this one: Trattoria Pizzeria Ciro a Medina (Via Medina 19) tel 081-4206028.  We were there in  May 2005 and had a very good pizza.

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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2006, 06:32:55 PM »
Da Michele is always the top place, but when I was there it was closed.  I tried trianon and antica pizzeria costa, and I definitely liked costa better.  They use a sourdough starter unlike trianon so the pies taste better, plus they are not as soggy.  Costa is right by the train station and make the mini pizzas to sell on the street so you can just taste them and move on to other places.  Da michele is in walking distance.

According to marco Salvo is as good as Da Michele, but more consistent.  Presidente is another pizzeria that always comes up on peoples favorites list as well.  A friend of mine was there recently and liked it better than Da Michele.

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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2006, 12:45:42 PM »
Ed Levine's recommendation can be found here:

http://www.sliceny.com/archives/2006/02/a_slice_of_heaven_naples_pizza_at_its_source.php


As for the water buffalo farm, goto the town of Battipaglia, south of naples, near Paestum.
Just drive down the main road, I forget what road it is, and you'll come across many places that make it fresh each day.

Think of it like the strip in Vegas, but instead of casinos, the road is lined with cheese makers.

I'm sure the farms are close by as well. I may have some photos from my last trip, I can take a look.


Or you can take a virtual tour:
http://fornobravo.com/brick_oven_cooking/pizza_ingredients/mozzarella/mozzarella1.html

« Last Edit: August 28, 2006, 01:02:41 PM by ebpizza »

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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2006, 07:55:46 AM »
I just got back from Naples a few days ago on a 2-week trip with the wife -- We spent 4 days in Naples and I ate a few pizzas from the below place:

Pizzeria Mattozzi (it's a few blocks up from the main boat port, Maggelenia (spelling), along an upscale shopping strip)
Piazza Carita, 2
Napoli

081 552 4322

The pizza chefs name is:  Paolo Surace

I found the Pizza Diavalo (spelling?) which is a spicy pizza to be outstanding

Attached is a picture of the chef and I

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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2006, 06:29:36 PM »
I just got back from Naples a few days ago on a 2-week trip with the wife -- We spent 4 days in Naples and I ate a few pizzas from the below place:

Pizzeria Mattozzi (it's a few blocks up from the main boat port, Maggelenia (spelling), along an upscale shopping strip)
Piazza Carita, 2
Napoli

081 552 4322

The pizza chefs name is:  Paolo Surace

I found the Pizza Diavalo (spelling?) which is a spicy pizza to be outstanding

Attached is a picture of the chef and I

Mark

The port (area) is MERGELLINA

Salvo, Da Michele, Costa, Sorbillo Gino, and Pizzaiolo del Presidente are all must.

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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2006, 06:43:31 AM »
You have already been pointed in the right direction for Pizza,but here is one of my favorite pieces of travel writing ever.Though I strongly disagree with the authors opinion of pizza,It certainly has me salivating and gives me memorable flashbacks everytime I read it,so i hope it whets your appetite,
                                    David

http://travel.guardian.co.uk/activities/food/story/0,,819347,00.html
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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2006, 03:28:58 PM »
I'm planning a trip to Italy including Naples in November, so these tips are very helpful. An other question to you who have been (and this is a little off topic), any recommendations on hotels? I am using Naples as a jumping off site for Pompeii in addition to eating pizza.
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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2006, 04:05:12 PM »
Hey there, I just got back from Italy and Naples on Thursday.

My wife and I stayed at the Renaissance Hotel (www.marriott.com) which was pretty nice and in the heart of the city and close to the main boat port (about 5 minute walk) which you can use to take the boat to Capri or other islands.

As far as Pompeii, not sure how extensively you want to tour the ruins and/or the city, but we toured the ruins on our own which took about 3 hours.

If you just want to see the ruins and a good view of Vesuvius, do it on your own and stay away from the tour companies which charge 120 euros, about $150 USD.

You can buy a round trip ticket (bus and local train) from any of the magazine stands along the street for 4.50 euro and that is total roundtrip and takes about 45 minutes to get there.

The cost of the entrance ticket into the ruins was 11 euro per person, so we saved a lot of money doing it on our own.

see my previous post with picture about the restaurant/pizza I really enjoyed.

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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2006, 08:13:55 PM »
wallman, I highly suggest you look into the town of Sorrento.  Naples is an exciting and amazing place, but I think you might be even happier staying in one of the more beautiful areas to the south.  From sorrento it is just a quick jaunt to pompeii, naples, positano, ravello, amalfi, and the beautiful island of capri.  I found that sorrento was the perfect hub for that area.  It is so easy to get from town to town in that area with busses, a train, and boats available to quickly get you from place to place.  I think it was a 25 minute boat ride from sorrento to Naples, and about the same time or less to get over to the magnificent island of capri or positano.

If you are interested in Sorrento let me know and I will look up the name of the hotel we stayed at.  It was $300 a night for a room with a porch and an ocean view, and that view was stunning.  The hoels in sorrento are mostly all clean and beautiful from what I saw.
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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2006, 08:22:30 PM »
Sorrento's also a possibility. I'm only planning 2 days with one night hotel stay, before heading back to Rome.

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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2006, 08:28:06 PM »
If you are only staying one night, I recommend staying in the city.

I stayed at the Jolly Hotel: http://www.jollyhotels.it/default_eng.asp

I was there in 2004, the top floors were all modern and renovated. So make sure to ask what floor you will be on when we book.



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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2006, 08:59:21 PM »

If I only had two days in the area I would spend one in Naples, and one day visiting capri and sorrento.  Another good option would be a 1/2 day at pompeii and a 1/2 day in capri or sorrento.   My family all felt like a few hours in pompeii was perfect even though they didn't get to see everything. 

Marco recommended that I have dinner at Il Bucco in Sorrento, and that ended up being one of the best meals of my life.

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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2006, 09:11:21 PM »
Thanks for all the advice and PMs.  I've decided to book a night in Sorrento and spend a day in Naples eating pizza and a day in Sorrento and Pompeii.

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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2006, 09:35:28 PM »
Also, can any one post addresses/directions for Costa, and Sorbillo Gino I found the other's mentioned in the posts or elsewhere on the net.

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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2006, 01:02:33 AM »
Ed Levine's recommendation can be found here:

http://www.sliceny.com/archives/2006/02/a_slice_of_heaven_naples_pizza_at_its_source.php



Forget about Ed Levine... He doesn't know what he's talking about.... His favourite pizza place in Naples makes one of the worst pizza I have ever taste and surely do not represent Neapolitan Pizza. It surely is worth a visit to see a 70+ years old neapolitan oven still standing and working.

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Re: OT: Going to Naples - which pizzerias to visit?
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2007, 08:21:08 AM »
I've decided to make the pilgrimage next week.  Here is the list so far then of places I must eat at.  Any others?

Da Michelle
Trianon
Antica Pizzeria Costa
Antica Pizzeria Brandi
Pizzeria Salvo
Il Pizzaiolo del Presidente
Sorbillo Gino