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$ Chiaia, Santa Lucia, and Nearby Pizza

Considered the birthplace of pizza Margherita, it's also one of the most picturesque restaurants in Italy. Set on a cobblestone alleyway just off chic Via Chiaia, with an elaborate presepe in the window, it welcomes you with an enchanting wood-beam salon festooned with 19th-century memorabilia, saint shrines, gilded mirrors, and bouquets of flowers, beyond which you can see the kitchen and the pizzaioli at work. However, most of Naples stays away from this place, as the pizzas are admittedly better elsewhere. But there's no denying the decor is delizioso and if tourists like Luciano Pavarotti, Chelsea Clinton, Bill Murray, and Gerard Depardieu have dined here, it can be worth the stop to see a slice of pizza history.

Pizza Casual Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

Salita Sant'Anna di Palazzo 1
Naples, Campania  80132, Italy


Known For:
  • The birthplace of pizza
  • Atmosphere is better than the food
  • Historical
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon., Credit cards accepted

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