Eating in Naples

If you are going to travel to Naples, surely one of the things that enter into your plans is to eat at least one pizza a day, something that practically everyone who travels to any place in Italy does since it is the main dish in many parts of the country, followed by the light paste. In Naples it is her main dish, something that Julia Roberts already verified in her last film (Come reza ama, where she got pizza purple… what envy!).

Neapolitan pizza has its origin in focaccia and to make it they used only basil, tomato sauce and mozzarella. The natives are very clear that authentic pizza must be made in a wood oven and that there are only two types of this, for many, an exquisite delicacy: Marinara pizza (with olive oil, tomato, garlic and oregano. It is the most popular from the city) and the Margherita pizza , which has grated tomato, mozzarella, basil and olive oil, thus achieving the colors of the Italian flag … what things!

But not everything is going to be pizza in Naples , how could it be otherwise, pasta also triumphs. The most typical are spaghetti , in fact, surely more than once you have eaten "Neapolitan spaghetti", which are accompanied by clams. Other star dishes made with Neapolitan pasta are the Napoletano ragout , totiglioni or rigatoni.

If you are in the middle of the afternoon and what you want is a sweet, the sfogliatella is the most popular in the city and it is made from several layers of puff pastry and almonds and that at first glance gives the impression that they are roasted chestnuts. To drink, the most popular is coffee and Neapolitans always drink "la tazzulella ‘e café" which is made with a special machine. If you want to have a liqueur, ask for a limoncello , made with lemons and which is the most typical of Naples. If you are more of a glass of wine, the most famous are the Gragnano , the Campi Flegrei and the Lacryma Christi.