Where to find the Best Pizza in Naples

Where to find the Best Pizza in Naples
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Naples (or Napoli to the Italians) is the birthplace of pizza. If you’re anything like me that gives you all the more reason to go out of your way to put Naples on your Italian itinerary… and that is precisely what I recently did.

This year on our trip to Europe (I was travelling with my boyfriend and fellow pizza lover), we picked destinations purely on the basis of food or great views. We thus decided to visit Lake Como, onwards to Naples for pizza, the Amalfi Coast for incredible views, and finished our Italian adventures back up north in Milano for a mini city escape before travelling onwards to France.

We arrived in Naples during the day and had one objective on our agenda: eat as much pizza as we could within the space of just two hours, before travelling onwards to Sorrento where we based ourselves for the first part of our Amalfi Coast adventure.

Below you will find the absolute best pizzerias in Naples – no more, no less. We did a lot of research before the trip to ensure we covered only the best pizzerias in Naples, so below you will find a comprehensive list of our findings… happy pizza eating!

Where to find the Best Pizza in Naples

Pizzeria da Michele

If you’ve ever seen the film Eat, Pray, Love, then you will fondly recall the moment Julia Roberts struggles to zip up her jeans after a carb-induced frenzy of food tasting around Italy (I know the feels and wholeheartedly believe a little weight gain is a small price to pay for the flavours on offer!) The pizzeria she eats at prior to this point in the film is Pizzeria da Michele, one of Naples most famous pizzas and home to a more wet, less crispy, more doughy type of pizza with plenty of toppings.

You’ll pay just a few euros for a sit down pizza in the casual surrounds. Drinks are of course available too if you wish to make a meal out of it.. but be prepared to wait at meal times!

Location: Via Cesare Sersale, 1, 80139 Naples, Province of Naples, Italy (map).

Where to find the Best Pizza in Naples

Il Pizzaiolo del Presidente

If street food is your jam then you’ll find plenty of street pizza on offer in Naples. This diminishes the need to sit down and eat with cutlery (there’s no pizza cutting before serving here) and allow you to grab a pizza on the go to keep wandering the streets.

Our favourite find for just 3.50 euros was this huge, delicious and bursting with flavour street pizza from Il Pizzaiolo del Presidente. The pizzeria was named after President Clinton, who visited the owner’s brothers store (Di Matteo – just a couple of stores down the street), which quickly brought a lot of success to the pizzeria and thus prompted the opening of the second store. You can also opt to dine in, but there’s plenty to see outdoors if you want to eat on the go.

Location: Via dei Tribunali, 120-121, 80138 Naples, Province of Naples, Italy (map).

Where to find the Best Pizza in Naples

Di Matteo 

Of course it would make sense to name Di Matteo before his brother’s subsequent shop (above), but in all honesty we had a slightly more tasty pizza at the former with a richer sauce and generous but not overbearing portion of cheeses and oils.

That being said, you can get a delicious (and deliciously cheap) street pizza here at Di Matteo, a great place to grab one on-the-go as you continue your stroll down Via dei Tribunali towards more (and more, and more, and more!!) pizzerias.

Location: Via dei Tribunali, 94, 80138, Naples, Province of Naples, Italy (map).

Where to find the Best Pizza in Naples Where to find the Best Pizza in Naples Where to find the Best Pizza in Naples

If you have more time:

As we were visiting Naples during a rather large travel day (from Lake Como in the North to Sorrento in the South), we didn’t have a whole lot of time to explore Naples beyond the main street between the train station and the town centre as we were mindful of the time to travel onwards to the Amalfi Coast. But if you have more time, you should try these also:

Pizzeria Starita

Starita was chosen as the best on offer by the Serious Eats Guide, a guide that really helped with planning our pizza-eating-mission in Naples, so is certainly worth a visit if you have more time to explore in Naples. There’s also a little more to choose from on the menu beyond pizzas, so it is a great place to visit if your friend (whom you should question their friendship!?) doesn’t like pizza.

Location: Via Materdei, 27, 80136 Naples, Province of Naples, Italy (map).

Pizzeria Port’Alba

Although not nearly the best pizza in Naples (light on toppings in particular), this is said to be Naples first pizzeria, so perhaps worth a look just as well.

Location: Via Port’Alba, 18, 80134 Naples, Italy (map).


Let me know in the comments below your feedback from your Naples pizza eating mission! Which were your faves?

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    May 25, 2016 at 8:16 am

    I just got back from visiting some relatives in Nocera, about half an hour from Naples so they subscribe to the Napoli pizza! It was 100x better than any other pizza I’ve had in my life. But my favourite thing? The pizza dough balls that they deep fry and coat with cheese and tomato pasta sauce. They are out of this world good!

    This post has me wishing I could have made it to Naples to try all of these pizzerias out.

    May 18, 2016 at 4:09 am

    Oh… my… GAWD!!!!! 😀

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    May 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Pizza looks great but when I was in Napoli the whole city seemed so dirty and freaky scary that even that pizza couldn´t make me feel better. It might just be me, but I wouldn´t go back there for anything i will bookmark it.

    becky :: accooohtrements
    May 8, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    I hear there’ll soon be a da Michele in London 😉

    Also, Sorbillo in Naples is the best Pizza I’ve EVER had!

    May 6, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Yum pizza <3
    I'm going through a huge pizza phase, and I want to devour all of these!

    • Brooke Saward
      May 7, 2016 at 9:48 am

      Make sure you do! It was the best decision to try a few – each were surprisingly different!

    May 6, 2016 at 5:44 am

    I’m literally drooling over the da Michele pizza. It was so delicious!

    May 6, 2016 at 3:41 am

    Haven’t been to Naples yet but know I want to go and have some pizza!

    May 5, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Wait, so if the pizzas at Il Pizzaiolo del Presidente aren’t cut, how do you eat them? Do you just savagely rip into it? Cause I might be alright with that…

    • Brooke Saward
      May 7, 2016 at 9:49 am

      Indeed you do! We ate ours out on the street ripping into it with sauce and cheese slopping all over the box – NO REGRETS!

    May 5, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I live in Naples and have been to Pizzeria Starita many times. Not only is the pizza delicious, but the have GLUTEN FREE PIZZA!!!!… and it’s amazing. While you’re there, go for their house red wine too. It’s so refreshing on a hot day because it’s light, fruity and served slightly chilled.

    Jade Meneguel
    May 5, 2016 at 11:26 am

    YUMMY! all of them seem so good! The best pizza I’ve ever tried was Brazilian, looking forward to eat those though. 🙂


    May 5, 2016 at 2:33 am

    Drool worthy pictures …

    conor rees
    May 4, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    That pizza makes me want to walk all the way to Naples just to try it 🙂

    May 4, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Love this! So useful, I’m going to consult it when I travel through naples!

    May 4, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    I lived in Florence for a year and oh my I gained too much weight on pizza, pasta and gelato! I’m always searching for that Italian authentic pizza. Oddly enough, in the anglo-saxon world, I found a place called Rosso Pomodoro in London that imports absolutely everything (even the water) from Southern Italy to recreate that exact perfect taste! I like your planning your trip around food and views- the best combo! I do the same when I go on weekend trips here in Provence.

    May 4, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing

    May 4, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    I looooved Napoli! I stuffed myself silly at da Michele.

    May 4, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Pizzaiolo del Presidente Was my favourite! Such a good pizza my boyfriend ate two in one night haha!

    harry hepden
    May 4, 2016 at 8:45 am

    This summer i’m heading to italy for eight nights, I’ll be in naples for only 2 nights but I’ll be sure to add at least one of these places to my italian bucket list.

    May 4, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Pizza looks great but when I was in Napoli the whole city seemed so dirty and freaky scary that even that pizza couldn´t make me feel better. It might just be me, but I wouldn´t go back there for anything 😀

    Michael Browne
    May 4, 2016 at 7:56 am

    For us it was Di Matteo that was the stand out!

    Rachel Oliver
    May 4, 2016 at 7:07 am

    those pizzas look incredible!! definitely saving this post!

    rachel //

    May 4, 2016 at 6:56 am

    It’s da Michele!