Pizzeria da Michele

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    ( 8 reviews )

Via Cesare Sersale 1, Naples, Italy, 80139

One of this city's three original pizzerias that's 100+ years old. Makes just 2 kinds of pizza: one with cheese and one without -- much like a few other pizza joints around here.

Category: Lacto, Pizza, Italian, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out

Reviews (8)

First Review by msvegan

big disappointment - Edit

Been there some time ago.
I might have been unlucky, but it has been a big disappointment.
The pizza was nothing special.
Definitely not worth the wait and all the buzz about that place.

Pros: price

Cons: waiting time, disappointing pizza

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Best pizza in Italy - Edit

This is truly the best pizza in Italy, maybe the world! They only have two types-one with cheese and one without! Definitely visit this place!

Pros: Pizza, Quick service

Cons: Long queues sometimes but worth it

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A classic - Edit

This is one of the most well-known pizzerias in Naples, but beware that the restaurant is often packed with a cue outside and sometimes relatively long waiting times to get in and have your pizza.

Definitely not a vegetarian restaurant as they also serve meat toppings.

"Doppia mozarella" for 4.50 is the ultimate classic. But Naples is full of pizzerias, most of which are excellent, and some are as cheap as 2.50 for a standard Margherita.

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Delicious!! - Edit

The pizza marinara was delicious and only 4 euros! Definitely visit if you can!

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delicious traditional pizza - Edit

Delicious pizza in a simple setting. They have been making it like this for about 130 years. €6 for a large pizza and a beer.

Pros: tasty, cheap

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Amazing pizza! - Edit

This place is a vegetarian restaurant, although only really by circumstance, as it only offers two types of pizza - with cheese or without (Margherita or Marinara). So no hassles over trying to understand the menu! We ordered one of each - we both preferred the Marinara, although the Margherita is pretty damned good too! I would recommend a visit to this place if you are visiting Naples - it is frequented by locals and is just great to go there. The staff don't speak much English, but it isn't hard to let them know what you want! You wont be there long - there is a queue to get in and you pretty much have to leave as soon as you are finished your meal!

Pros: Wonderful pizza!, No hassles over the menu!, Fast service - once you get in.

Cons: Have to queue outside. Take a number.

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Worth to visit one or few times - Edit

Of course I was curious to visit Pizzeria da Michele after reading how special history it has. Pizza was really good and big one was really big sized (big-medium-small options). Why so cheap than 6-7$ with a beer? They just said they doesn't need more profits.
With a drink they gave plastic cup... Staff was OK, not really friendly. They hurried people to go out too quickly. Reason was "waiting list." When coming to Pizzeria da Michele, you will see lot of people in front of it. You gotta go inside and ask waiting number. We were waiting 70 minutes in normal weekday to get in.

I liked lot of pizzeria next to this, Trianon founded 1923: http://www.lucianopignataro.com/articolo.php?pl=4569
Staff was there really friendly and place was overall nice.

Pros: Good value, Original atmosphere

Cons: Noisy, Too compact

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The Best Pizza in the World - Edit

The same family has been making pizza since 1870. Need I say more? This is the original pizza. They only offer two kinds. One with cheese and one without. A pizza with a beverage (soda or beer) is about $6 USD.

This is a bare bones simple old fashioned place that the locals line-up for. It is nothing fancy but that it part of the charm besides the most delicious pizza ever. If you get here early I've never had to wait, but, service is usually rapid and well worth any wait.

There are two other pizza places a few minutes walk away. Both are almost as old, good food , more spacious, comfortable seating and offer a larger menu and more topping choices. They also both offer plenty of dead animal flesh. Also, I dont think anyones pizza is as good as Micheles'.

My favorite place in Naples and the best pizza in the world.

Pros: Delicious, Traditional , Inexpensive

Cons: None

1 Response

ijmcm1 29 Apr 2015 - Listed as vegetarian, but I am no sure that the cheese used is free of meat-based rennet--did not get answer from the management. Does anyone know?  

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