Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pizza in Naples

At the end of our trip, we traveled, by train, from Germany to Italy. We stayed in Naples overnight before catching a flight home. Naples is very large, crowded, and not too clean. Although, the trash problem is not as bad as it once was. Just google images of "Naples garbage" to see what it used to look like, not too long ago. You no longer have to wade through trash on the streets, at least. I wouldn't go visit Naples on purpose, just FYI. I'm here to talk about the food, though. :) The food was great. We only had the chance to eat breakfast and dinner there. I'd love to visit Italy again (maybe a nicer part this time) to sample more of the wonderful food. From our hotel, we could walk down a (somewhat questionable) street to a pizzeria that was only 2 buildings away.
I ordered the quattro formaggio pizza, which was, no surprise, 4 cheeses with no tomato sauce, and some fresh basil on top. My husband got a pizza with artichoke hearts on top, my boys got the margherita, and my daughter tried one with rosé sauce and ham. I tried them all and they were all delish!! Those pizzas are huge, too. They overlapped huge dinner plates. The kid's portions were even huge! The next day, our hotel had a lovely breakfast bar- with fresh-baked croissants (filled with cherries and some kind of custard), fresh-baked hard rolls with jam and butter, cereal, yogurt, honey, juices, milk, and a machine that made hot chocolate (and many kinds of coffee). We ate outside on the patio of the breakfast room, and enjoyed some delicious, creamy hot chocolate, even though it was probably 85 degrees outside at 7am! The meal was delicious, and a good note to end our stay in Italy! **This post and photos are property of http://dishingwithdish.blogspot.com/ **

4 comments:

Sonya said...

Oh my the pizza looks amazing! It looks thick but was it the thin crust kind? Im a sucker for thick dough. Here they do the thin crust and although I can eat it, it's not my favorite at all.

What A Dish! said...

It was a lot thicker than I expected but not super thick- it was nice and chewy, too.

Linda said...

What beautiful pizzas--I would eat every bite. The breakfast breads are pretty magnificent too. What, no fresh-churned buttah? ;)

What A Dish! said...

There was buttah, but I'm not sure if it was freshly churned! :)