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Pizzerias in Naples Italy
« on: January 27, 2005, 12:10:41 PM »
Would love to hear about people's experience of eating pizza in Naples Italy.
 




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Re: Pizzerias in Naples Italy
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2005, 10:34:28 PM »
Have been to Naples Italy 3 Times.... All  just to research pizza. There is mostly good pizza everywhere in Naples. There are a few average places, but for the most part everything is good, simply due to the freshest ingredients and high skill level. Pizza is an extremely important part of life in Naples. One of the very best pizzerie is called Da michele.. you can look and read about this place at damichele.net .... This place and others that make pizza in a similar fashion are among the best. Some of the most famous are Ciro a Santa Brigida (owned by the president of vera pizza organization), trianon da ciro (practically across the street from da michele), lombardi a santa chiara (I believe connected through history to the lombardi in new york city), pizzeria Brandi ( where the pizza margherita was invented), di matteo, sorbillo, Pizzeria Port A'lba (which is the oldest pizzeria in the world opening in 1830)..there are too many to list. i will post a follow up to this message around february 18th as I will be returning from 2 days in Rome and 5 days in Napoli. The purpose of this trip is to conclude 15 years of research on pizza napoletana. I will also have alot of photographs for anyone interested.

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Re: Pizzerias in Naples Italy
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2005, 07:02:29 PM »
I had pizza twice while I was there. I forget the names of the places but both were very good.

One was  a vera pizza organization.

I wanted to goto trianon, but didn't have time.

Love to hear about your research and see your pics.


How long do they let the dough rise?
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Re: Pizzerias in Naples Italy
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2005, 02:09:48 AM »
ok... here are some picture from naples.. first is a pizza margherita from pizzeria da michele. one of the oldest and most famous pizzerie in napoli. The menu consists of five items. Margherita, Marinara, Fanta orange, Coca-Cola & birra Nastro Azzurro.

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2005, 02:12:10 AM »
another shot of a margherita from da michele, note the difference between the two pizzas. The first picture was a pizza from the evening. This one is from lunch. The dough used at lunch had a longer fermentation. also, the night time pizza was baked in a hotter oven.
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2005, 02:14:07 AM »
here is a margherita from a famous pizzeria in the vomero section of naples called pizzeria gorizia. it has been there since 1916. This place was one of the more beautiful and elegant pizzerie i have seen.

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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2005, 02:15:24 AM »
another margherita from pizzeria starita. also a very nice pizzeria. also the location where the sofia loren film "l'oro di napoli was filmed in I believe 1957.

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2005, 02:18:39 AM »
here is a fried calzone from a place that does only that, calzone fritte in like 6-8 varieties. de figole was the name I believe .

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Re: Pizzerias in Naples Italy
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2005, 02:19:35 AM »
here is the oven at pizzeria da michele


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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2005, 02:20:15 AM »
now the oven at trianon da ciro

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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2005, 02:21:28 AM »
here is the oven at pizzeria gorizia.... with the three differet ovens, you see basically cosmetic differences as the inside of the ovens are very similar.

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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2005, 02:23:49 AM »
here is an interior shot of pizzeria da michele... this is a very traditional neapolitan pizzeria.... simple.... the focus is on one thing... beautiful pizza. Note the patron saint of pizzamakers in the background. Sant' Antonio Abate.

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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2005, 02:28:54 AM »
a few more pizze from da michele to make everyone hungry. Also, you may have notice the excellent bottles of Coca-Cola... In Naples, the perfect compliment to pizza is either beer (nastro azzurro - the closest thing in america is Birra Peroni) or Soda.. specifically two type... Coca Cola, or Fanta Orange. To get a taste of these european style sodas (the way they used to be made here before they switched everything to cheap corn syrup) check out this web site for orange fanta and coca cola from holland made with real sugar...

http://store.yahoo.com/soda-pop/

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Re: Pizzerias in Naples Italy
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2005, 07:56:21 AM »
Nice pictures,thanks for sharing those.
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2005, 08:06:11 AM »
Thanks for the tour of Naples. The pizza seems so simple and uncluttered compared to our American version.

I have promised to take my family there next year. Now I know what's in store for us. The power of the internet is amazing. 10 years ago sharing information this way was simply not possible.
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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2005, 08:12:09 AM »
Excellent photos... thank you very much for sharing!!

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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2005, 04:06:16 PM »
Great shots. Gives us all something to strive for


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Re: Pizzerias in Naples Italy
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2005, 06:56:03 PM »
Ron

Wonderful pictures!

The Pizza fritta place is called " A de' figliole" , uhm with Cicoli.....






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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2005, 03:09:11 AM »
i've also eaten at da michele. thanks so much for the pictures full of memories! the pizza is very good. it's very, very authentic. it's also almost completely different from the pizza in ny. i love them both.

pizza in florence can also be very, very good. wonderful.

 i've got a 00 in the oven right now. wish me luck.

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Re: Pizzerias in Naples Italy
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2005, 12:22:54 PM »
Just like to send this post up again.... Neapolitan ovens and their products....

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« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2005, 06:08:12 PM »
My favorite margherita came out of this oven.  See if someone beside Marco can name the pizzeria.

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Re: Pizzerias in Naples Italy
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2005, 05:34:44 AM »
This is one of the pizzeria Scott has found closed....

When did you eat there?

By the way the oven is by www.sfallestimenti.it.

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« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2005, 07:21:16 PM »
I ate there this winter.  One thing my wife and I loved about it as they seemed to use a little less tomato.  Sometimes I think pizzerias use a little too much and it gets a bit wet...but still great.  At this pizzeria you would have a bite that maybe had a touch of tomato some oil and some parmiggiano....It was incredible.

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Re: Pizzerias in Naples Italy
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2005, 06:54:16 AM »
Brad, I love the pics of your daughter, what a cutie!

It was such a tease, the pizzeria was not making any pies, but since it was the last day of their vacation they had a fire in the oven (I assume to get the oven ready for the next morning?) while they were doing some heavy duty cleaning.   If I had planned my vacation to stay one more day I could have tried this wonderful looking pizza.

I was just wondering how long your pizza school was, and what the name of it is.
Also, are you glad you did it?

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« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2005, 11:18:20 AM »
I think someone asked that before.  Sorry if it was you and I didn't get back to you.  I have been busy with construction that has come to a grinding hault waiting for the city, so I have some time to kill now.
I found the pizza school by contacting Caputo.  Antimo Caputo told me that Enzo Coccia, in his opinion, offered the best school for authentic Napoli pizza.  I was originally going to go to the course offered by the Vera Pizza but they cancelled it.   I found out while I was in Napoli from the Sec. of the VPN that they actually have never had a course.  They can only do it if they get 20 people to register.  Enzo will not take more than 5 for a course, so it is very hands on.  The full course is 3 weeks long, but if you don't have that much time he will work with you.  There was a chef there from Japan who could only stay a week.
I will support what Marco has said before, thinking you are going to go for 3 weeks and come back a master pizzaiolo is very disingenous.  These people work for years and years mastering their craft, Enzo has over 30 years of experience and he says he is still learning. 
If you have any other questions let me know, right now I am off to the city again to fight the good fight.






 

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