Restaurants in Naples

Apr 4th, 2007, 03:18 PM
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We loved Umberto they were running a cheese course with slowfood while we were there. Simple food, excellent wines and really pleasant service. Travelling with children isn't easy but they made our meal so pleasant we went again the next day.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 06:20 PM
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you dont say where you will be staying - if you are looking for places to eat dinner, it may make a difference. All the places we ate at were in the Centro Historico/ Spaccanapoli and all were very good. Please not Neapolitans eat late - you go before about 8:30 and there wont be many people. Also note that there arent many streetlights in some areas in the centro after the shops - a little flashlight might make you happier. We absolutely loved Naples, a fascinating town, one of the best Art museums Ive ever visited at Capidomonte, kind people and a terrific food culture.
two simple good lunches as Slowfood places - Cantina della Sapienza on Via Della Sapienza, quite near the archeological museum, and at La Chitarra on Rampe San Giovanni Maggiore (this last was a 3 course fixed lunch, very tasty for maybe 9 euros - they are supposed to have more stuff in the evening.) We had a very nice dinner at the Trattoria Port'Alba in Via Port Alba, a seafood pasta followed by a nice fish - kind service.
For pizza, de Matteo on Via Tribunali 94 had absolutely stunning crust - had a white pie with prosciutto, parm and rucola with was wonderful. Sorbillo, also on Via Tribunali was also very good.

By the way, we stayed at Correra 241 and were very happy with the facility and staff - only drawback would be for a person with mobility problems - there are steep steps at the entry.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 06:36 PM
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ps Re Pompeii -
both of the places below are at the opposite end of the site from the Porta Marina entrance - to go to them you would go out down by the Flavian Amphitheater and walk along the street there toward the Sanctuary church which the prominent steeple.

I tried to go to Il Principe - its in the town of Pompei, on the far corner (coming from the scavi) of the square facing the large Sanctuario church, a major landmark. It was closed at Saturday Lunch.

My fallback was Zi Caterina, on Via Roma, the street going toward Sanctuario - per a recommendation from Vicenzo di'Antonio. Tho initially I was dubious - the restaurant is huge, the food was impeccable. I had stewed baby octopuses, an intense flavor, a great mixed antipasto from their large and excellent buffet and fine mixed fry, including several fishes, more babyoctopus and a whole mass of little baby fish, etc. A delicious meal. Highly recommend. I came out of Pompeii scavi for this meal, fortunately the guards said, you just came out for a minute, right? and let me go back in without paying. The possibility that you might have to pay to re-enter the site is the only drawback to lunching.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 07:32 PM
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Jkbrook-"stewed octopus-an intense flavor? Are you talking about the sauce? Octopus is known for having the exact opposite in terms of taste-very delicate, sometimes sweet taste, wonderful -but intense? never. I eat my weight in octopus when I am in Italy, particularly Venice, but in Napoli I had plates of fresh octopus at the restaurant I mentioned above-there was nothing intense about it.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 07:50 PM
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girl, the octopus was stewed and served in a wine based sauce, with tomatoes, herbs etc. - it tasted intensely of tne sea and those flavors. My bread disappeared. It was a great dish.
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Apr 24th, 2008, 12:49 PM
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Question that just occurred to me:

Are restaurants in Naples likely to be closed for the long weekend which begins on Thursday, May 1??

Am I correct in thinking that the city might clear out a bit with many residents heading for weekends in the country or at the shore??

We have Friday and Saturday night in Naples..

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Apr 25th, 2008, 11:38 AM
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Anyone know about closings for the weekend beginning May 1??

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Apr 26th, 2008, 06:12 AM
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Article on Naples from today's New York Times, with restaurant and snack ideas:
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