Run by the Di Porzio family since 1916, Umberto is one of the city's classic restaurants. It combines the classiness of its neighborhood, Chiaia, and the friendliness one finds in other parts of Naples. Try the tubettoni '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 is also one of the city's few restaurants catering to diners with a gluten allergy, as well as to vegetarians.
Apr 4, 2007
We had several lovely meals here. Fabulous fresh food and great service. The staff were very kind to our children. Would highly reccomend the weekly menu and excellent wines.