We finally made it back! It was worth the wait. The problem is, there are still 3 or 4 other pizza spots I haven’t yet sampled. So, Napoli, I’ll be back soon. Most or all of the places we stopped at in Napoli can be found on my Napoli Map!
We started out at Da Michele. Straight from the train station we got there at around 11 just as they were firing the second round of pizzas. It was the perfect time to come because there was no line and the oven was hot. The pizza was pretty perfect by Napoli standards: Crisp outer crust with a soft inside, oily, cheesy topping with a gooey delicious center. I could just eat gooey Da Michele pizza middles all day. We at below the picture of Julia Roberts eating pizza there. Haunting.
On our walk to our Hotel, Il Convento, we stumbled upon some awesome, classic Fascist Architecture. Oh, and the hotel was very nice, great bathroom, poor water pressure, good location.
and some trash –> art studies in the streets, and a crazily painted garage.
Later in the day we headed up to Capodimonte for a walk in the park and to take in the view.
We went back to Ristorante Mattozzi Europeo for dinner. It was fantastic. We started out with some buffalo mozzarella, octopus and some little teeny tiny white fish that were raw and dressed. Crazy texture, I loved them.
Next we had a Margherita Pizza and a Marinara Pizza, bot delicious.
Our pasta was the best pasta I’ve had in Italy so far. Calamarata with clams, shrimp, squid and a fish sauce that was ridiculous. I could have had a bowl of the fish stock as a soup with a piece of bread. It was thick, saffrony and just blew my taste buds away.
We finished up with a mixed grill plate that was also, pretty pretty good: squid, white fish, shrimp. I was pretty pleased with our meal, to say the least.
Sunday Morning we headed to Cafe Gambrinus for a little sfogliatelle and cafe. It was only our 4th time in 24 hours.
And then to Capri! We rented awesome little scooters at the port and started zoomed around the island. Here I am with an awesome Mary statue.
This is the ridiculous line of boats waiting to take people into the Blue Grotto or Grotta Azzurra. What a trip. You definitely didn’t have to lay that low. Smuggler scarzo.
Next stop on our scooters: The Piccola Marina for some beach access and a dip. The water was cold but refreshing in the 80 degree + weather. Working on a nice tan. We had pizzas at the cafe above the beach, something D’Oro. It was alright, they let us park our scooters out front so we had to do it. Still, better than most pizza Napoletana in rome.
We took a little hike around the less touristy part of the island before heading home.
I definitely recommend renting scooters. It was a great way to see the entire island. I’m not so sure how fun it would be during the height of tourist season but at this time of year, it was perfect.
Via Cesare Sersale, 1
80139 Naples, Italy
Hotel Il Convento
Via Speranzella, 137
80132 Naples, Italy
Ristorante Mattozzi Europeo
Via Campodisola Marchese, 4
80133 Naples, Italy
081 552 1323
Gran Cafe Gambrinus
Via Chiaia, 1
80132 Naples, Italy