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Going to Italy! Pizzeria Reco's & Ingredients to Bring Home??
« on: February 20, 2019, 10:52:03 AM »
Hi all,

I'm heading back to Italy in July. I'll be in and around Rome, Naples and Tuscany. I have a bunch of pizzerias book marked but I want to try and take as much advantage as possible since I've been completely Neapolitan pizza obsessed since returning from Italy last year and now know more about it. I missed an opportunity to bring home some key ingredients and visit a few pizza spots and I don't want to make that mistake again!

Can you recommend the must visit pizzerias in Naples/Campania Region?
If you were going what would you bring home in your luggage?

Thanks!

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Re: Going to Italy! Pizzeria Reco's & Ingredients to Bring Home??
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 04:48:53 PM »
Hi all,

I'm heading back to Italy in July. I'll be in and around Rome, Naples and Tuscany. I have a bunch of pizzerias book marked but I want to try and take as much advantage as possible since I've been completely Neapolitan pizza obsessed since returning from Italy last year and now know more about it. I missed an opportunity to bring home some key ingredients and visit a few pizza spots and I don't want to make that mistake again!

Can you recommend the must visit pizzerias in Naples/Campania Region?
If you were going what would you bring home in your luggage?

Thanks!

Where have you been in Naples for pizza ?

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Re: Going to Italy! Pizzeria Reco's & Ingredients to Bring Home??
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 05:04:46 PM »
Where have you been in Naples for pizza ?

On my last trip we stayed close to Naples but not inside. We passed through there on our way to Florence from Ischia and did not have time to stop for pizza as we were sprinting to catch our train. I ate at a few great pizzerias in Rome, Ravello on the Amalfi Coast, Florence and Ischia but never in Naples.

So far my Naples pizza list is:
- Gino e Toto Sorbillo
- Pizzeria da Michele
- 'Ntrella
- La Notizia
- Da Attilio
- Di Matteo
- Starita

Gonna be so fat. Did I miss anything? Is there a TOP 3?? I may only be able to hit 3-4 max.

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Re: Going to Italy! Pizzeria Reco's & Ingredients to Bring Home??
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 05:24:27 PM »
If you can, drop by Antica Salumeria in Rome, near the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps.  I wish I could bring back the entire place ;-D https://anticasalumeriapantheon.business.site/
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Re: Going to Italy! Pizzeria Reco's & Ingredients to Bring Home??
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 05:49:37 PM »
Went there last time I was in Rome.. The wifey had to drag me out of there! Incredible place for some incredible ingredients!!

Loved the small eating space at the back!

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2019, 08:39:46 PM »
Some time ago member F.montoya (Fidel) made a video with an interview of Ciro Salvo of 50 Kalo. I've never been, but from watching the video I'd throw 50 Kalo on my Naples to-do list.

Here's the video with the interview.




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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2019, 09:13:41 PM »
On my last trip we stayed close to Naples but not inside. We passed through there on our way to Florence from Ischia and did not have time to stop for pizza as we were sprinting to catch our train. I ate at a few great pizzerias in Rome, Ravello on the Amalfi Coast, Florence and Ischia but never in Naples.

So far my Naples pizza list is:
- Gino e Toto Sorbillo
- Pizzeria da Michele
- 'Ntrella
- La Notizia
- Da Attilio
- Di Matteo
- Starita

Gonna be so fat. Did I miss anything? Is there a TOP 3?? I may only be able to hit 3-4 max.

For all things Rome, check out https://katieparla.com/   https://katieparla.com/restaurants-in-rome/

As for Naples:
I would consider adding http://www.al22pizzeria.it since there are non-pizza items on the menu as well. The pizza is excellent as well. Just a few doors down from Da Attilio
For traditional Neapolitan cuisine : http://www.lacasadininetta.it/
La Sfogliatella Mary: Inside the Galleria, great sfogliatelle https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187785-d1091771-Reviews-La_Sfogliatella_Mary-Naples_Province_of_Naples_Campania.html
Espresso: Basically everywhere. Such a great coffee city. One of my favorites is Caffe Mexico, several locations, there is one in Piazza Dante

As for what to bring home? I'd recommend dried oregano and other spices from Naples along with jars of Piennolo tomatoes (see https://www.italymagazine.com/news/sweet-tomato-mt-vesuvius-pomodorino-del-piennolo)

My vote for top 3:
Pizzeria da Michele
Gino e Toto Sorbillo, if the line is too long go down the street to Di Matteo
Antica Pizzeria & Trattoria al '22

Also check out this reference
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/travel/destinations/article/Foodie-pilgrimage-48-hours-and-20-pies-in-and-5426778.php?t=0fc559303d7ce32c72#/1
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Re: Going to Italy! Pizzeria Reco's & Ingredients to Bring Home??
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2019, 07:20:59 AM »
Another option is that you could skip Sorbillo in Naples now that he a location in Rome.

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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2019, 09:27:48 AM »
Some time ago member F.montoya (Fidel) made a video with an interview of Ciro Salvo of 50 Kalo. I've never been, but from watching the video I'd throw 50 Kalo on my Naples to-do list.

Awesome! Thank you.

For all things Rome, check out https://katieparla.com/   https://katieparla.com/restaurants-in-rome/

As for Naples:
I would consider adding http://www.al22pizzeria.it since there are non-pizza items on the menu as well. The pizza is excellent as well. Just a few doors down from Da Attilio
For traditional Neapolitan cuisine : http://www.lacasadininetta.it/
La Sfogliatella Mary: Inside the Galleria, great sfogliatelle https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187785-d1091771-Reviews-La_Sfogliatella_Mary-Naples_Province_of_Naples_Campania.html
Espresso: Basically everywhere. Such a great coffee city. One of my favorites is Caffe Mexico, several locations, there is one in Piazza Dante

As for what to bring home? I'd recommend dried oregano and other spices from Naples along with jars of Piennolo tomatoes (see https://www.italymagazine.com/news/sweet-tomato-mt-vesuvius-pomodorino-del-piennolo)

My vote for top 3:
Pizzeria da Michele
Gino e Toto Sorbillo, if the line is too long go down the street to Di Matteo
Antica Pizzeria & Trattoria al '22

Also check out this reference
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/travel/destinations/article/Foodie-pilgrimage-48-hours-and-20-pies-in-and-5426778.php?t=0fc559303d7ce32c72#/1


Great resources! Thanks!

Another option is that you could skip Sorbillo in Naples now that he a location in Rome.

Good call. Thanks again!

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Re: Going to Italy! Pizzeria Reco's & Ingredients to Bring Home??
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2019, 10:03:50 AM »
Also,

I'd also love to get my hands on some Ischia starter while I'm in the region. When I went to Ischia last September and asked around the locals looked at me like I was growing a new head. "Ischia yeast?!" they would reply.. It was weird to me. Granted I only asked a handful of people and shop owners but still, it got me thinking that the rest of the world makes a bigger deal out of it than the people who actually live in the area. I guess they just call it "yeast"! lol.

Anyway I know I can probably purchase a dehydrated version of Ischia starter online but I'd love to actually get some while I'm there and bring it home with me. Is this a thing?! Will I be able to find this stuff in Naples?

Thanks!

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Re: Going to Italy! Pizzeria Reco's & Ingredients to Bring Home??
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2019, 10:23:16 AM »
Anyway I know I can probably purchase a dehydrated version of Ischia starter online but I'd love to actually get some while I'm there and bring it home with me. Is this a thing?! Will I be able to find this stuff in Naples?

Thanks!
Fat_Tony,

There are only a few pizza operators in Naples that use a natural starter, and the number may even declined over the years. Since member pizzanapoletana (Marco) most likely knows who is using a natural starter in Naples these days, you might send him a PM. Marco is the one who made the Ischia (and Camaldoli) cultures available to Sourdough International but their origin was in Naples.

Peter

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Re: Going to Italy! Pizzeria Reco's & Ingredients to Bring Home??
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2019, 10:32:48 AM »
Fat_Tony,

There are only a few pizza operators in Naples that use a natural starter, and the number may even declined over the years. Since member pizzanapoletana (Marco) most likely knows who is using a natural starter in Naples these days, you might send him a PM. Marco is the one who made the Ischia (and Camaldoli) cultures available to Sourdough International but their origin was in Naples.

Peter

Ok great, thanks for this. I will send him a PM. I realize it might be fool hearty to buy/use this stuff at home but while I was in Ischia I had the best bread I've ever had in my life. Since being back I've been getting into sourdough bread making and wanted to experiment with replicating that bread and putting it in pizza dough since I love the flavour so much.

Cheers Peter!

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