Naples and the best pizza in the world
I just got back from an amazing vacation. Andy and I went to Rome last sunday, where we spent our time just hanging out and eating great food day after day. Rome was absolutely wonderful, but this post will be about the day we took the train to Naples to find the best pizza in the world.
We spent all of Wednesday in Naples, and I must say that it is an amazing place. It is so bustling that it resembles an Asian city more than a European one. It has the coolest narrow streets, and on top of that it is the home of pizza. But I guess the home town of pizza could never be a bad place. We had decided to go to Naples to do a small tour of the best pizza places in the world; to just eat our way through the city. And so we did, even though the pizzas were more filling than I had counted on. That meant that we didn’t try as many places as we had wanted to, but I am still quite confident that we found the best margherita in the world.
There are many articles and blog posts written about where to find the best pizza in Naples. I had tried to read most of them, and it all pretty much came down to one place: Pizzeria da Michele.
And I have to say that I think they are right! In the picture above, people are waiting outside the small place to have the most incredible pizza for lunch. We waited for about 20 minutes, and were then called into the pizza joint to have a seat. We sat at a small table next to a middle aged Italian couple. Especially the wife was very talkative (in Italian only), and was very exited to tell us about her handsome son who studies philosophy at the university, and works as a waiter wearing a bowtie in the summer. It felt like the real deal!
There were only two choices of pizza on the menu: margherita and marinara. Andy and I are both cheesy people, so we ordered the margherita. 5 minutes later it appeared; piping hot and with the most incredible smell.
I quickly snapped a couple of photos of this wonder, and then we dug in. And was it ever good! It really was the perfect pizza! The crust had a great taste and was perfectly textured. The tomato sauce was tangy, delicious and simple, with no herbs added and the cheese was flavourful and soft.
I am getting so hungry for that pizza from writing this post! The pizza at Da Michele was actually so good that we returned for more in the evening, before taking the train back to Rome. And it was equally good the second time!
So if you ever go to Naples, please to to Pizzeria da Michele on Via Cesare Sersale 1, Napoli.
Even though Da Michele won the pizza battle in our book, I would also like to recommend Pizzeria Di Matteo on Via Tribunale 94, Napoli. Their margherita was almost as good as Da Michele’s!