Antica Pizzeria da Michele is one of the oldest "pizzaiolos" or pizza makers in existence, located at the end of the busy Spaccanapoli. Since Naples could be considered the birthplace of what we typically know as pizza today, the city is replete with pizzerias marked with a little pulcinella (clown) which means that the shop follows VPN (Vera Pizza Napoletana) guidelines. These rules highlight the authenticity of the ingredients and even the time and temperature for pizza. Da Michele is one of those pizzerias that set the rules, as the aroma of fresh mozzarella di bufala happily sizzles on top of a San Marzano tomato sauce. Da Michele's is always crowded and it is also known for its appearance in the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, however, the shop remains simple and unperturbed by all the clamor and fanfare.
This restaurant is located on the roof garden of the Hotel Excelsior. From here, it is possible to take in an evocative, panoramic view of the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvius. Weather permitting, it is also possible to take lunch in the open air, in an ambiance adorned with plants and beautiful natural light. Traditionally, this restaurant has always served up typical Neopolitan dishes, expertly prepared by a chef of international standing. Amongst all the specialties, the 'Crespelle Excelsior' really stands out. This is a fancy dish made from a base of porcini mushrooms, smoked Provola cheese, eggs, milk and Parmesan, topped with a sprinkling of black pepper and a knob of butter.
Il Comandante is a popular restaurant located on via Cristoforo Colombo in Naples, Italy. The restaurant is named after Achille Lauro, the historical naval commander. The décor and menu too are based on this concept: an ever-changing port and an exchange of several cultural experiences and tastes. The food is an amalgamated creation where Oriental ingredients meet and interact with Meriterannean flavors. Recipient of a Michelin Star, the menu changes with the season, and is absolutely delicious.
This elegant restaurant housed in a building dating to the 16th Century, is in one of the most beautiful areas of the city, Piazza San Domenico, in the heart of historic center. The environment of this place is very friendly and it is well-furnished with a beautiful and spacious room, and soft and relaxing colors that make the interior very light. The choice of the menu is very rich and offers a perfect solution for lovers of sophisticated cuisine. This place is ideal for either a romantic dinner or a wonderful evening with friends.
Open since the mid-19th century, this legendary coffee house has welcomed kings, queens, intellectuals, artists, prominent celebrities and heads of state. Graced with work by some of the finest artists of the period, this unique cafe has long been one of the city's liveliest cultural hubs. Picturesque squares and monuments surrounding Gambrinus impart the quintessential charm of days gone by, making this a popular meeting place for Neapolitans of all ages. Drop by for ice cream, pasta, cocktails or coffee, and you'll understand why the Gambrinus experience is always one of sheer pleasure.
Only in Naples would you find a pizza shop that has been in business for more than 230 years! Founded in 1780, this traditional city center pizzeria's claim to fame is that Margherita Pizzas were invented by their own Pietro il Pizzaiuolo in honor of Queen Margherita's visit to nearby Capodimonte. Brandi has two average-sized dining areas, infused with a vintage charm. Although its menu has become more varied over the years, pizza remains the big favorite here. With its age-old aura and original pizzas, this is a must-try restaurant in Naples.
Located in Ischia in Italy, Danì Maison is a beautiful restaurant that is set in the lap of nature. This fine dine restaurant is headed by the very talented Chef Nino Di Costanzo. Using high-quality ingredients, the chef prepares dishes that are influenced by the Campania region in southwestern Italy. Some of the flavorful dishes served here are freshly-prepared pastas and seafood. They also offer a fixed menu for those who want to explore the unique flavors of the region.