Fodor's Expert Review Ciro a Santa Brigida

$$ Toledo Italian

Just off Via Toledo, Ciro has been an obligatory entry on any list of the best of Neapolitan cooking (as opposed to cuisine) since 1930, when Toscanini and Pirandello used to eat here. Popular with business travelers, artists, and journalists, Ciro is famous for a variety of favorites, with an emphasis on rustic food, from very fine pizzas and justly famed versions of pasta e fagioli to the classic sartù—rice loaf first concocted by Baroque-era nuns—and the splendid pignatiello e vavella, shellfish soup. The menu, which includes gluten-free items, almost looks too large for all its items to actually be good, but the owners must be doing something right, as the place is often packed with Neapolitan regulars. The waiters are darling wherever you sit, but try to get a table upstairs, which has a more pleasant atmosphere.

Italian Neapolitan Romantic Quiet Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

Via Santa Brigida 71
Naples, Campania  80132, Italy

081-5524072

www.ciroasantabrigida.it

Known For:
  • Local favorite
  • Gluten-free menu
  • Friendly service

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