2012

Pizzeria Starita Restaurant Review, Naples

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Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Pizzeria Starita

Via Materdei, 27

80136 Naples, Italy, CA

081 557 3682

Pizzeria Starita Website

Pizzeria Starita Exterior Decor

Awesome pizza in Naples, and an outpost in NYC!

Why did we dine here? – Pizzeria Starita is a legendary pizza place in Naples, Italy, established in 1901. We were here to explore the origins of Neapolitan pizza and had to give this legendary place a visit. This restaurant has an outpost New York City for those closer to NY than Italy. Being major fans of pizza, dining at an authentic place like Starita was a pilgrimage. They charge 1.50 Coperti fee per person. The place is heavily air conditioned, which was nice considering it was 90+ degrees outside.

Insider Tip – Go early to avoid the lines. Visit the nearby Archeology museum before hand.

Cuisine – Napoli
Location – Naples, Italy
Opened – 1901

Pizzeria Starita Pizza Oven

Service – Pizzeria Starita had good service with a friendly waiter who spoke English and helped guide us to the most popular dishes.
Verdict – Pizzeria Starita helped us understand what real pizza in Naples tastes like.
We now understand what an authentic Margherita Pizza looks and tastes like. Any foodie that is a pizza fan needs to make a pilgrimage to Naples. Da Michele is another shrine to pizza in Naples, but much more old school.

Pizzeria Starita Signature Dishes – Pizza, angioletti (fried pizza dough covered with Nutella), Montanara (lightly fried and then baked pizza), Pizza del Papa (Pizza created for Pope John Paul II in 2000)

Pizzeria Starita’s Menu

Website Pizzeria Starita Menu

Pizzeria Starita Food Picks:

Pizzeria Starita Margherita Pizza

Margherita con bufala (€5) Wow! This excellent pizza had a wet middle, chewy crust, not much basil, and a ton of excellent cheese. One of the best we’ve had and pretty cheap to boot.

Pizzeria Starita Montanra Starita Fried Pizza

Montanara Starita – Fried Pizza (€6) A thick, chewy, and slightly crunchy interesting pizza with strong tomato sauce flavors.

Pizzeria Starita Zucchini Pizza

Fiorilli e zucchini – Zucchini flower pizza (€6.50) This recommended pizza had mellow zucchini flavors and was a hit. Very cheesy.

Pizzeria Starita Angioletti dolci Nutella Pizza

Angioletti dolci – Nutella Pizza Dessert (€4) Bathed in Nutella, this cut up delight featured sugar on the bottom and hit the spot. It reminds us of the dessert pizza at Gialina in San Francisco.

OK: (Order if you like this dish)
None

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
None

Pizzeria Starita Overall Rating: (Excellent 3)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Excellent)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Excellent)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes
Posted on August 29th, 2012
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