Since 1936, Di Matteo has been serving wood-fired pizzas, arancini di riso, pasta cresciuta, and other street foods from the heart of the historic center. Owner Salvatore di Matteo once dismissed the ultra-pizza trend by saying, “Gourmet means talking about what you eat.” Not one to experiment with crazy ingredients or flavors, Di Matteo is serious about preserving pizza traditions and methods of preparation. Most of their business is conducted on the street, where a myriad of locals and students exchange a few euros for takeaways. Their two-story interior is simple and austere – decorated with just a few mementos of local soccer legend Diego Maradona – because all of the focus is on crafting just the right flavors, textures, and temperatures. If you’re dining in at rush hour, be sure to buy a bag of those fried little treats for the wait.
Located in Naples' Spanish Quarter, Via Toledo is a major shopping road, featuring plenty of cafes,... Read more