The city of Naples is famous for a lot of things, but the thing most people think of is probably pizza.

The first ever Margherita is said to have been served at Brandi, Julia Roberts had pizza at L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele in Eat Pray Love and Anthony Bourdain praised Pizzeria Pellone in 2011.

So I had to check it out.

Sorbillo, Naples The queue at Sorbillo. (Update: This place was bombed on January 15th, less than a month after my visit.)

The narrow alleys smell delicious everywhere I go. The art of creating these dough circles is heavily regulated by the rules from 2004, and even included on the UNESCO list of culture heritage.

Da Michele, Naples The queue at Da Michele.

“Pizza makes me think that anything is possible”, as Henry Rollins once put it.

Pellone, Naples The queue at Pellone.

Unfortunately the queues are simply murderous. Get a reservation in advance, or be prepared to wait a very long time in line.

Pizza in Naples The prize!

But fortunately, when you receive your pizza, everything is forgotten. Buon appetito!


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