Find the best pizza in Naples

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It's not hard to find the best pizza in Naples because it was invented here and it's a sacred, city staple. But with so much choice, you might need a little guidance, so take a look at our pick of top Neapolitan pizza places for starters. The information in this article is taken from The Rough Guide to Italy your essential guide for visiting Italy.

Acunzo: locals choice for best pizza in Naples

If you want pizza with heritage you want family-owned Acunzo which first opened its doors in 1936 and has been a local favourite ever since.

This surprisingly low-key trattoria is always busy, but the staff are incredibly friendly and, despite serving up more than 40 varieties, every pizza is fresh and delicious. Hungry for more? Try a street food tour of Naples.

Sorbillo: probably the best pizza restaurant in Naples

If you don't mind waiting then legendary Sorbillo is unmissable. Another family pizzeria, this one opened in 1935 and is now a fixture on the tourist map of Naples. It's never quiet, but the pizzas are great and known for their local ingredients.

You'll find the original and best Sorbillo pizzas served up in the old town which is one of the most intriguing parts of the city and good base for exploring, so think about booking Domusvelata in its historic heart.


Expect authenticity at the best pizza places in Naples © JustClaudio/Shutterstock

Da Michele: best pizzeria for traditionalists

For the most traditional pizzeria in Naples, head to Da Michele in the Forcella district. It's another tourist haunt, which doesn't affect the authenticity, it simply means you can always expect to wait in line.

Go early for a seat at one of the communal marble tables here, and don't fret about which pizza to choose, Da Michele only serves Marinara or Margherita. If you feel inspired, take a pizza making class in Naples.


Neapolitan pizzas let the flavours speak for themselves © Paolo Paradiso / Shutterstock

Antica Pizzeria del Borgo Orefici: best for big pizzas

Find Antica Pizzeria del Borgo Orefici down a little side street, close to Naples port. This unassuming pizzeria isn't big on atmosphere and only has a few tables, but its outside terrace is nice and you can look forward to enormous pizzas.

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Starita a Materdei: Neapolitan pizza pioneers

Starita a Materdei is famous in Naples as the inventors of Montarana: deep-fried pizza dough. This legendary Neapolitan pizzeria first opened in 1901 and today it's still owned by the Starita family

You'll find it close to the Museu Acheologico and, although the restaurant is large, it's always very busy, so queueing is inevitable. If you like this historic part of the city, stay in the area at Hotel Piazza Bellini.


The best pizza in Naples baked in a brick, woodfired oven © Andrewshots/Shutterstock

Da Ettore: home of the pizza sandwich

For a friendly, neighbourhood atmosphere try Da Ettore in Borgo Santa Lucia. This good value and lively pizzeria is known for its pagnotielli (pizza sandwiches). Think about staying local at Rex Lifestyle Hotel in Borgo Santa Lucia.

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updated 10.01.2022

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