Pizza Napoletana

Pizza napoletana / Neapolitan pizza – a Naples-style pizza, made with tomatoes (San Marzano tomatoes or Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio) and mozzarella cheese (Mozzarella di Bufala Campana or Fior di Latte di Agerola), on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage and on the European list of Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) products. Neapolitan pizza is served either as pizza Margherita (with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, extra-virgin olive oil, fresh basil) or pizza marinara (with tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, garlic).

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Naples (Campania, Italy) has been serving delicious pizza (solo marinara e Margherita) for more than 100 years now. The pizzeria and its pizza have been featured in Eat Pray Love (2010) movie.



L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Via Cesare Sersale, 1, 80139 Napoli, Italy

Ξ L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele webpage (Italian)

∇ Location: view on Google Maps


See also:

Neapolitan cuisine | Naples


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Neapolitan cuisine

An introduction to Neapolitan cuisine.

Salato (savory):

  • pizza – the world famous dish origins from Naples,
  • spaghetti alla puttanesca – spaghetti  with tomato sauce, black olives, and capers,
  • pasta with Neapolitan ragù – sauce with made of soffritto, meat, tomato sauce,
  • Neapolitan sauce / Napoli sauce / Napoletana sauce – tomato-based sauce,
  • polpi alla luciana – octopus cooked with chili pepper and tomatoes,
  • alici dorate e fritte – deep-fried boneless anchovies,
  • parmigiana di melanzane – eggplant pie with tomato sauce and fiordilatte,
  • street food – mostly fied food sold in friggitoria (“fryer”)
    • pizza fritta – fried pizza, one of the oldest forms of pizza,
    • crocchè – deep fried stuffed potato balls
    • arancini – deep-fried ball of rice

Dolce (sweet):

  • babà – small yeast cake saturated in rum syrup, it can be filled with whipped cream,
  • pastiera Napoletana – tart made with cooked wheat, eggs, ricotta cheese,  orange flower water, typical for Easter,
  • milglaccio – semolina, lemon ricotta cake / pudding,
  • sfogliatella – “lobster tail” cake,
  • zeppole / frittelle – deep-fried dough balls,
  • gelato – frozen dessert.

Cornicello
Altough red chili pepper is not the most common ingredient in Neapolitan cuisine (green peppers – peperoncini verdi – are usually fried), red cornicello (“little horn”) is trditional talisman protecting against the evil eye.



Naples (Napoli), Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania, Italy

Ξ Visit Naples webpage

Ξ Naples webpage (Italian)

∇ Location: view on Google Maps


See also:

Pizza Napoletana | Naples


Italy on 40thousandkm.com