Thursday, July 15, 2010

Where They Invented Pizza

Nook of Naples: Antica Pizzeria Port'Alba invented pizza. No really -- they did. (And don't confuse this restaurant with Brandi's. Brandi's invented the 'Margherita Piazza', made for Queen Margherita upon her visit to Naples. But Antica Pizzeria Port'Alba started out as a street stall in 1720 and became a restaurant in the 1800's. Their signature dish: the Napoletana. Made from fresh mozzarella di buffala, fresh tomatoes, basil leaves, and olive oil, the crust is left deliberately thin:

Located in the center of town, at the very top of via Port'Alba, you can also buy slices of their pizza from their outside stall and eat it as a snack while you wander along the bookstalls and bookstores that clutter the street from Piazza Dante up to Piazza Bellini.



lakeviewer said...

Soul Food! I came from The Shock of the Old. Naples is in my heart too.

LindyLouMac said...

Three cheers for Neapolitan style Pizzas.

Gil said...

I don't know if is psychological or not, but the pizza just seemed to taste better there!

Barbara said...

Three cheers and soul food, indeed! I don't think it's psychological, Gil. They make everything completely fresh daily, so this pizza, I think, is the best in town.