The Best Pizza Places In Naples, Italy

Photo of Luca Pinelli
9 February 2017

Pizza is perhaps the best-known Italian dish in the world. There’s nowhere better to eat the cheese-doused, tomato-infused pies of Italy than in the lively city of Naples. Here’s the lowdown on the most coveted spots for pizza.

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Pizzeria Dal Presidente

Located down one of the most characteristic streets in Naples, via dei Tribunali is Pizzeria Dal Presidente. This is one of those pizza places that draws crowds with prestige, heritage and flavor alike. A veritable institution in the production of the Italian pizza, this joint is typically swarmed with eager visitors. Oh, and the pizzas are fantastic; crispy; fresh and topped with Sicilian treats.

via dei Tribunali 120, Naples, Italy, +39 081 296710

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

Opened in 1870 by the Condurro family, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele is an historic pizzeria located in the heart of Naples. Defined by experts and journalists as “the Sacred Temple of Pizza”, this pizza place has seen five generations of pizza masters succeed each other to carry on with the family tradition. This family tradition was established by Michele Condurro, who learnt the art of pizza-making in the famous school of Torre Annunziata. Because of the authentic quality that is fundamental in each and every pizza here, customers can only opt for a margherita (tomato, mozzarella, fresh basil, salt and olive oil) or marinara (tomato, garlic, oregano, olive oil). Michele has always maintained that the other ingredients spoil the real taste of pizza.

via Cesare Sersale 1/3, Naples, Italy, +39 081 5539204

Pizzeria di Matteo

Located on the wonderful via dei Tribunali, Pizzeria di Matteo is powered by its in-house pizzaiolo (pizza-maker), Matteo. Matteo is descended from a historic family devoted to pizza-making. Divided over two floors, this pizza place has some seats available on the first floor for those who want to stop for a pizza. They also have a convenient take-away service on the ground floor. This enables any customer to walk in, order his pizza, and then hit the streets of Naples, pie in hand.

via dei Tribunali 94, Naples, Italy, +39 081 455262

Pizzeria Brandi

Opened in 1780 under the name of Pietro… e basta così (Peter… and that’s it), Pizzeria Brandi is definitely one of the oldest pizzerias in Naples. It takes pride in the fact that this was the place which created the famed pizza margherita in 1889. This pizza draws its name from Queen Margherita who loved the tomato and mozzarella pie which Raffaele Esposito, the former proprietor of the joint, had brought to the local Royal Palace, Capodimonte.

Salita Sant’Anna di Palazzo 1/2, Naples, Italy, +39 081 416928

Pizzeria Starita

Located on via Materdei, in the Stella district, this pizzeria featured in De Sica’s film The Gold of Naples with Sofia Loren. Established in 1901, this pizza place is one of the most characteristic restaurants in Naples. It is often regarded as a piece of local as well as national history. With an average of 750 pizzas served daily from just one oven, Pizzeria Starita is a guarantee of quality and authenticity.

via Materdei 27-28, Naples, Italy, +39 081 5441485

Pizzeria Sorbillo

Established in 1935 and managed by the Sorbillo brothers is Pizzeria Sorbillo. This pizza place is famed throughout Naples for the people who run it and for the quality that comes with the name. Gino is the older brother and has appeared on Masterchef Italy as well as Masterchef Australia, besides working with some renowned Italian chefs. All the ingredients used are locally sourced and of top quality in order to provide customers with an unforgettable, authentic experience that’s Naples through-and-through.

via dei Tribunali 32, Naples, Italy, +39 081 446643

Pizzeria d’è Figliole

Located in the Forcella district, Pizzeria d’è Figliole is perhaps the most famous street-food option in Naples. It specializes in fried pizza. It’s maybe not the lightest of meals but one of the most flavorsome and mesmerizing dishes any tourist will ever try. A family business run by the Apetino family, Pizzeria d’è Figliole offers the possibility of sitting down as well as take-out. The toppings are limited, but all of the combinations are to die for.

via Giudecca Vecchia 39, Naples, Italy, +39 081 286721

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