Fodor's Expert Review Umberto
Run by the Di Porzio family since 1916, Umberto is one of the city's classic restaurants, combining the classiness of its neighborhood, Chiaia, and the friendliness one finds in other parts of Naples. Try the paccheri 'do tre dita ("three-finger" pasta with octopus, tomato, olives, and capers); it bears the nickname of the original Umberto, who happened to be short a few digits. Owner Massimo and sisters Lorella and Roberta (Umberto's grandchildren) are all wine experts and oversee a fantastic cellar. Note that Umberto has been catering to diners with a gluten allergy, as well as to vegetarians for years.
Via Alabardieri 30–31
Naples, Campania 80121, Italy
- Authentic Pizza DOC (smaller, with chunky cornicione rim)
- Charming hosts
- Classic Neapolitan meat sauce alla Genovese