Eating in Napoli could be written in two words; pizza & pizza ๐Ÿ™‚

Just some random pizzeria menu for the references

Although Neapolitan cuisine has a long and rich history and includes a variety of ingredients, during our week stay in Napoli, we had a load truck of pizza and pasta. To the point where I couldnโ€™t handle it any more ๐Ÿ™‚

Iโ€™m just kidding, this was just for the show

Situated in Materdei neighborhood, just meters away from the best pizza restaurant in Napoli, Starita, our breakfast, lunch and dinner was pizza. With a side of pasta and loads of desserts. I donโ€™t think we ate more desserts on this trip than in Napoli.

Pizza with prosciutto and rucola & pizza Margherita from Pizzeria Starita
One of the best pizza restaurants, 50 kalo whose master mind Ciro Salvo is the third generation of ancient pizza makers and the creator of super hydrated dough where the flour is worked with higher than average percentages of water that gives lighter and more digested features of a classical pizza
Wine, and it’s white ๐Ÿ™‚
Pizzeria Concettina ai tre santi
Aperitivo in the middle

Although Napoli is considered a birth place of pizza we have managed to find some decent pasta dishes as well, some of it enjoyed in the evening hours when we put the little one to bed, and ordered food via Uber eats, listening tho the millionth ambulance siren somewhere in the distance ๐Ÿ™‚

Cala la Pasta was one of the restaurants that served and delivered pasta dishes around the city, and Debeli was in a pasta deficit after few days eating pizza, so we paid a visit to this brilliant location serving some of the best pasta in the heart of Napoli.

Cala la Pasta

Their space is so small that we were basically one foot in the kitchen, and the other on the ruptured street because of the road construction.

Located in the Gulf of Napoli, itโ€™s obvious that the sea food is a big factor in the regional cuisine, so it was mandatory to try some of that. Deep fried of course, how else?

One of the most famous deep frying vendors. We were there before the frying oil was heated enough ๐Ÿ™‚

Open air fish markets on the street are the proof that the sea food is fresh and available on daily basis

Knowing that Napoli is a all about pizza we were pleasantly surprised when we discovered so many bakeries that were selling all sorts of candies and sweets. We took the opportunity of all the babas and graffas available in the city. We almost had our own bakery where we would make a daily stop on our way to get some wine bottles, and baby food of course ๐Ÿ™‚

Pasticceria Mignone
Top left; zeppola, fioccho di neve, bottom rum infused babร  and sfogliatella
Pasticceria Poppella
Babba, torrone (nougat confection, made of honey, sugar, and egg white, with toasted almonds or other nuts), sffogliata, cannolo siciliano
Graffa, similar to the krapfen it’s made of flour and potatoes, fried and covered with tons of sugar on top
Ice cream and coffee were no exemption when it came to the small pleasures…as pasta and pizza were not enough ๐Ÿ™‚
Selection of soul warming drinks that we had during the stay ๐Ÿ™‚

Living in Oslo where alcohol is crazy expensive and sold and bought only in special liquor stores with stupid working hours, I can not describe the the pure joy of purchasing the wine at the regular supermarket, just as normal as you would by the milk. And I’m not gonna mention the prices at all! So, when I found out that the great wine can cost less than 5 euros, I refused to give more than 2.70 for it. And the wine in Napoli at the liquor section was sorted lower to higher in a price, so I would literally be on my four looking for something regional. Nothing less, but oh my, so much more ๐Ÿ™‚

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