Pizza bigger than myself. This place was right near our hotel, and we were highly recommended to go there for some of the best pizza in Naples. The restaurant was full, even at the odd hour that we decided to eat. The pizza was excellent, but strangely enough, we had even better pizza back in NY.
One thing I noticed a lot of people around me eating was Pizza Fritta. So thats DEEP FRIED PIZZA. As in, the whole pizza has been crumbed and deep fried. Didn’t I tell you they like deep frying everything here? Even whole Pizza Pies?
Above is the photo of the very street where Pizza Margherita was invented in Naples. Pizza started of as the food of the poor, street food. Then, later on, to honour Queen Margherita, chef Raffaele Esposito made a pizza in the colours of the Italian flag - Basil, Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce… then the humble pizza took over the world….
Three months living in Italy and I hadn’t visited the south! So a quick trip to Napoli (Naples) was in order. Home of pizza, scooters, a very busy sea port and the typical washing on the line. Yay! I was in the REAL Italy. I mean, what we Australians stereotype Italy and Italians to be like. Hand gestures, busy streets, crowded apartments, old men complaining and smoking cigarettes all day in the square, and lots and lots of sfogliatelle. I LOVED NAPOLI.
Milan’s already beautiful duomo lights up for lent. By IGP Decaux and Ammiro Y2k. Slow to start, but fast forward about 1.5 mins and it starts to get mental.
[28 Feb 2012
Thanks to Federico Chebobjim Zazzara for this film off youtube. I took my own video but it took forever to upload.]