A guide to the best restaurants in Naples
The third largest city in Italy, Naples boasts a varied selection of restaurants, serving everything from modern flavours to traditional Italian cuisine. The complex narrow streets hide culinary treasures that are sure to please even the most demanding of palates. Plus the area is renowned for inventing the pizza and thus producing some of the finest pizzas that holidays to Italy have to offer.
Traditional Italian cuisine at Pizzeria Starita a Materdei
First opened in 1901, Pizzeria Starita a Materdei is widely regarded as one of the best pizza spots in the area. Everything here is prepared using fresh ingredients, while the pizzas are baked in traditional wood-fired ovens for a true taste of Italy.
A great choice of seafood at Pescheria di Napoli
A real seafood-lover’s paradise, Pescheria di Napoli serves a wide selection of ocean-inspired dishes. The owner is himself a fishmonger, so you can be sure that every flavoursome catch is as fresh as they come. There’s no menu here, just an endless amount of delicious delicacies brought out to you by the friendly waiting staff.
You're always welcome at Pizzeria Sandropizzettata
A small and friendly pizzeria tucked away in the narrow back streets of Naples, a visit to Pizzeria Sandropizzattata is one never to be forgotten. The staff here really know their pizza, loading each thin base with their signature tomato sauce, handfuls of mozzarella and as many toppings as you can handle.
Asian flavours at Honzen Japanese Restaurant
If you’re keen to take a break from more classic Italian flavours, be sure to head to Honzen. Serving everything from traditional sushi dishes to fresh seafood risotto, the restaurant still manages to make the most of Naples’ local produce, this time with a fresh Asian twist.
Fine dining with a twist at Osteria L'Angolino
While traditional Italian cuisine is easy to come by in Naples, for a real fine dining experience it just has to be Osteria L’Angolino. Sample the restaurant’s mouth-watering speciality of spaghetti cooked with anchovies and raisins, and tossed in a mild curry sauce.
Spectacular views at B-Factory
If you find yourself hankering for a taste of home, B-Factory is the place to go for hamburgers and steaks cooked to perfection, served with a side of chips and salad garnish. Located along the bay and just a short walk from the city centre, here you can expect to enjoy spectacular views of the coast while you dine.
A range of vegetarian treats at Tandem
While Tandem isn’t exclusively meat-free, they do offer a range of high quality vegetarian and vegan options. Favourites include the vegan ragu, prepared with fresh, seasonal vegetables. Whichever option you choose, you’re sure to delight in sampling the sauces here, many of which are renowned as being the best that Naples has to offer.
Enjoy a taste of home at PubLo
PubLo is one of Naples’ true Irish pubs, where you’ll always find your favourite ale on tap. The menu here includes a wide range of pub-grub favourites from burgers and chips to toasted paninis. While the warm and welcoming atmosphere is sure to persuade you to enjoy a couple of after dinner drinks, too.
Try a pizza fritta at La Masardona
Pizza fritta is a true delicacy of Naples – and nowhere takes the dish more seriously than La Masardona. It’s everything you love about traditional Italian calzone, filled with a wide range of sauces, cheeses and toppings. The only real difference is that pizza fritta is deep fried rather than oven baked, giving it an unmistakably crisp crust.
Stop off for a coffee at Patisserie Capparelli
Put your feet up and relax at the welcoming Patisserie Capparelli, the perfect place to enjoy a hot drink and a light snack after a long day spent lapping up the sun. The portions here have to be seen to be believed, with everything from freshly made pastries to traditional Italian gelato being served up in ample measure.