A few months ago, my wife and I spent all of 24 hours in Naples on our way home from Sicily. It was probably the second-most pizza-packed 24 hours of my life (the first being when I took my Colombian brother-in-law on a whirlwind pizza tour of New York). We hit over a half dozen pizzerias over lunch alone, and a few more for dinner. Here now, I present to you the Serious Eats guide to Eating Pizza in Naples.
'da michele' on Serious Eats
[This is] one of the more elaborate and informative videos of Da Michele I've seen. It gets interesting around 1:30, when the tap water is turned on for dough-making. Notice the gentle speed of the fork mixer, the cool "pig trough" metal fermentation bin. This shows that they shape differently here than other VPN-focused Neapolitan places. You can get a bead on the brand of tomatoes they use (looks like the loose purée in the can makes it into the sauce?). Cheese-shredding, pizza-making and then the usual, to-be-expected brew-ha-ha of people saying how good the pizza is.
Fairly interesting video that highlights the differences between legendary Neapolitan pizza joints Da Michele and Trianon.* [via The-Feedbag] Related Slice Goes to Pizzeria Trianon Photo Gallery: Robert Sietsema Visits Naples, Sends Us These Snapshots *Is it just me, or does a Fleetwood Mac song play in your head anytime you read that pizzeria name?...