Naples Food Guide

Let’s take a day trip to Naples.

After Florence we made our way down the boot to Rome. While there, we took a day trip to Pompeii stopping on our way back in Naples just so we could eat some real Napoli pizza.

After some research, we decided on heading towards Starita. We had left Pompeii earlier than we’d planned because it started bucketing with rain, so we arrived at Starita {after navigating possibly the sketchiest part of Naples} around 5pm. It was clear that they weren’t open for dinner yet but a kind neighbor that was passing told us they opened at 6. That seemed like a reasonable time to wait. Besides, we had a awning over us and I had a good book. I could have waited forever. Which is exactly how long it felt like we ended up waiting. Turns out Mr. Kind Neighbor was mistaken. They don’t open until 7. Could we have gone elsewhere? Sure, but we would have been flying blind and we weren’t in a big hurry. I can tell you this though, it was worth every minute we waited to eat some of that pizza. Y’all, it. was. so. good.

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So what did we have? I got the classic margherita which uses all DOP {Protected Destination of Origin} marinara, buffalo mozzarella and basil on top the traditional Napoli pizza crust which in and of itself is unique. The Kiwi’s pie had pecorino, pumpkin flower, walnut cream, and zucchini on it. While mine might have been a classic, his was genius and so very tasty. As were finishing our pies, I was starting to feel as if I couldn’t look at food again for days, so naturally we ordered dessert. A dessert pie with fresh ricotta, almond slivers, and warm honey drizzled over top. There are no words. It was just… amazing.

And with that amazing meal, our short time in Naples came to a close as we rushed back to the main train station to catch the train back to Rome, the final stop on our Tour of Italy and food-wise, our most successful town to explore.

{I hesitate to call this a food guide since we only went to one place. Obviously this is not comprehensive, so if you have some favorite eatin’ spots in Naples, please share in the comments!}

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4 thoughts on “Naples Food Guide

  1. So excited about this post because I am heading to Naples next week for one of my classes and i plan on visiting downtown Naples, Pompeii, and trying the pizza. So excited! A little freaked out that I will be traveling solo though.

    • I’m glad this is so timely for you then! What kind of class are you taking?!

      I completely get the being nervous about traveling on your own. I took my very first solo trip this past April to Croatia. As freaked out as I was beforehand, once I was there it really was one of the most amazing travel experiences I’ve had.

  2. Okay so I ended up eating pizza in Naples. I wanted to go to Brandi Pizzeria because that is supposedly the place where the margherita pizza was invented but it was closed. so then I wanted ot find the eay, pray, love pizza place but I had no idea where it was so I ended up going to a pizzeria only a few blocks from Branid Pizzeria and I was very dissapointed 😦

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