Naples, you know, is the capital of pizza. The true Neapolitan pizza recipe has been passed down from one generation to another and you imagine that the Neapolitan pizza-making art earned in 2017 the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity status.
It differs from any other pizza based on its ingredients, cooking method and appearance. The original Neapolitan pizza:
– is roundish with a diameter of 30-35cm;
– presents a raised edge (the famous “cornicione”), swollen and free from burns;
– is soft and elastic, due to a leavening process that lasts some hours;
– its base must be prepared by hand and the pizza must be cooked in a wood-fired oven at high temperatures.
If you find yourself in Milan and feel like tasting a true Neapolitan pizza, then you must try one of these addresses.
Remember: reserve your table before arriving since there can be a full house in the evening.
La Piccola Ischia
Via Giovanni Battista Morgagni, 7 – Viale Abruzzi, 62 – Via Cenisio, 77 – Viale Umbria, 60
Tel. 02 2047613
I often go to the Piccola Ischia of V. Morgagni, which is very well decorated and gives me the impression of really being in a typical alley of Naples, with balconies and hanging clothes. The pizza is offered in small, medium and large versions.
Via Francesco Anzani, 3 – Tel. 02 59900793
L’Altra Taverna in Via Cadore, 8 – Tel. 02 91270232
La Taverna has a nice location distributed in two floors with exposed-brick walls.
Via Guido Mazzali, 5 – Tel. 02 2851 0895 – without a website
I agree, the place is not well furnished and is very basic, but the pizza is among the best pizzas of Milan!
Piazza Guglielmo Oberdan, 3 – Tel. 02 29525729
Viale Zara, 118 – Tel. 02 6880282
It’s more elegant and has slightly higher prices than the others.
Anema e Cozze
Corso Sempione, 41 – Tel. 02 3319260
Via Casale, 7 – Tel. 02 8375459
Via Orseolo, 1 – Tel. 02 36576140
Besides the excellent pizza, it also offers fish dishes.