Archived entries for Naples
Yet another pizzeria in Naples’s Centro Storico district, Pizzeria del Presidente would be a heavily revered restaurant anywhere else in the world but on this particular stretch of road it is simply one of many places serving incredible pizza at a ridiculously low price.
Napoli’s historical centre is awash with pizzerie and as a result it takes something pretty special to stand out from such an intimidating crowd, but Di Matteo manages to do just that. Founded back in 1936, Di Matteo’s vera (true) pizza, which is made in the authentic way using a wood-fire and from a strict list of ingredients is just about as good as Italian pizza gets, it’s ridiculously cheap too.
In danger of becoming a tacky shrine to Julia Roberts, following her life-changing visit in the film Eat, Pray, Love, Vomit, Da Michele is no longer the old school pizzeria it once was. Now more of a tourist hotspot following recommendations in pretty much every guidebook published, the 1870 founded pizzeria still makes a pretty good pizza, but if you want to avoid the tourists, the long queues and the extortionate prices you’re not missing much if you go somewhere else.