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 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.
Via Alabardieri 30–31
Naples, Campania 80121, Italy
- Authentic Pizza DOC (smaller, with chunky cornicione rim)
- Charming host Massimo organizes cultural events here
- Classic Neapolitan meat sauce alla Genovese