Italy: Best Pizzas in Naples

I know this is what you’ve all been waiting for, PIZZA! Prior to visiting we did all the research we possibly could to find the best pizzerias in Naples but with one literally on every street corner, we knew the only way to find out was to ask the locals… and this is exactly what we did. Along the way on our free walking tour we stopped outside Antica Pizzeria Portalba. It is the oldest pizzeria in the Naples and with pizza being born here in the city, it of course makes it the oldest in the world.

With both an indoor restaurant and outdoor takeaway area, we snapped up two of the Magherita’s in this typically Neapolitan wallet style. It’s fair to say us Brits judge those who choose Margherita in a restaurant, but it remains the most popular here in Italy through the belief that simpler, the better. To make it ‘Neapolitan’ it must be made with San Marzano tomatoes and Mozzarella di Bufala – this is cheese made with the milk from water buffalo. You honestly have never lived life until you’ve had real mozzarella cheese!

Who knew that pizza all began from a simple flatbread, and only when it was later topped with cheese and tomatoes by the poor, it became the local speciality.

Having been to the oldest, we now needed to find the best. This wasn’t hard as you simply need to follow the crowds or keep your eyes out for the long line around the corner from Via dei Tribunali. Here you’ll find Gino Sorbillo, which we started queuing at 5.45pm for to be near the front for when it opens at 7pm. We did not regret it all, especially with a Peroni Lemon Chill in our hands from the shop next door.

It came as no surprise that this self-named pizzeria has won the accolade of best Neapolitan pizzeria in the world – its prime location, low prices and tasty pizzas won not only awards but a small place in our hearts.

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  1. What Corinne Did
    June 28, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    I love Italy (lived there for a year) and I love pizza! Naples is famous for its pizza! I'd know where to go when I visit the city!

    • Food and Baker
      July 6, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      Amazing! So jealous! Naples pizza is simply the one!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  2. Hello Bexa
    June 28, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    This post has made me so hungry! I went to Italy earlier this year and ate loads of pizza. The Italians definitely know how to make a delicious pizza. It’s so cool you ate in the oldest pizzeria in Naples, if I ever go back I’ll check it out. Thanks for the great post! xxBexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Food and Baker
      July 6, 2018 / 4:18 pm

      Living for the fact we went to the oldest one – pizza is life and my pizza experience is changed now!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  3. Sunshine Sarah
    June 28, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    I LOVE PIZZA!!!!!!!!! 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕 I NEED TO GO TO ITALY TO EAT ALL THE PIZZA!!!!!! 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕 Margarita is my favourite so this means i have to go right?!!??!!? NOW I WANT PIZZA!!!! 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕

    • Food and Baker
      July 6, 2018 / 4:18 pm

      YESSS! You defo have to go for sure!! You would love it!!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  4. Sophie Wentworth
    June 28, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    You can't get better than pizza in Italy and this dough looks incredible. I shouldn't have read this when I was hungry!! x Sophiewww.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      July 6, 2018 / 4:18 pm

      You honestly can't imagine – the pizza is defo so much better and made in such a different way to what we know!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

    • Food and Baker
      July 6, 2018 / 4:20 pm

      They were life changing!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  5. Bekah
    June 28, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    OMG yum!! We are headed to Italy in 2020 and I'm super excited to explore all of this person!!

    • Food and Baker
      July 6, 2018 / 4:20 pm

      oMG YES! So excited for you!!!!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  6. secondstartotheright
    June 29, 2018 / 10:21 am

    These look delicious! I’m planning on getting a Dominos this weekend and this has made me more excited for it! Not quite from Italy but you know!Jennyhttp://www.jennyinneverland.com

    • Food and Baker
      July 6, 2018 / 4:20 pm

      Hahaha, Dominos will never be the same for me now but I appreciate both!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  7. A Slice of the Toon
    June 29, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    This has made me so hungry! I’ve never been to Italy but I love pizza so much it seems silly not to right?

    • Food and Baker
      July 6, 2018 / 4:21 pm

      Omg you MUST go to Italy, even if it is just for the pizza!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  8. Mummywho
    July 1, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    This pizza looks so yummy and I agree definitely worth the queue time!Kate xxwww.mummywho.com

    • Food and Baker
      July 6, 2018 / 4:21 pm

      It was defo worth it! Would do it again!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  9. abbeylouisarose
    July 2, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    As you know, I'm not long back from Italy myself and I absolutely loved indulging in all of the carbs while I was there! Pizza came very high at the top of my list, although I also tried some amazing gnocchi when I was out there! It made all "Italian" food that you get in the UK seem so disappointing by comparison! While we flew into and out of Naples airport, we didn't have much of a chance to explore the city and, having read this post, I'm really gutted about that! After all, it is the birthplace of pizza as you rightly say! I definitely agree that the simpler, the better – you can't beat a good margarita! The queue time seems well worth it for the Gino Sorbillo pizza, it looks incredible!Abbey xxhttp://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      July 6, 2018 / 4:24 pm

      It defo does make the UK food very disappointing but I am so grateful to have experience it all in it's full glory! As much as I do love Domino's – an authentic Margarita will never compare!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  10. Girl Masked
    July 2, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    Fanastic photos as always. Hope you had an amazing time in Italy. Those pizzas look divine, I'll definitely get some pizza in Naples next time I travel to Italy!

    • Food and Baker
      July 6, 2018 / 4:24 pm

      It was seriously the best time! You have to go!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  11. Lena Dee
    July 13, 2018 / 4:26 am

    Omg! Yasss! Bring on the pizza! Tehe I'm pretty sure the main reaosn I want to visit Italy is for pizza and the pasta :') I love reading your food pots and jotting down new places for some of mt bucket list countries! This post has me wanting pizza I can't have now 🙁 xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • Food and Baker
      August 7, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      Not going to lie, we pretty much was the reason why we wanted to go hahahaThank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  12. Ashlee Moyo
    July 15, 2018 / 1:35 pm

    NAPOLI! The fact that I have been to Italia so many times and not had pizza in Naples is crazy to me! Pizza will never be the same now – haha!Ashlee (:ashleemoyo.comyoutube.com/ashleemoyo

    • Food and Baker
      August 7, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      Honestly, you have to try it – you will never love pizza the same in the UK!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

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