Where we Ate in Naples: Gelato
If you have been to, or heard of Italy, you will already know that Gelato is the best ice-cream that you can buy - even better if its consumed whilst in Italy!
Our 24 Hours In Naples trip took place on Saturday 19th January - Sunday 20th January; being on such a tight time schedule meant that we had to try Gelato. We couldn't go all the way to Italy without sampling one of the countries finest delicasies! Boy was it worth it.
When looking for Gelato in Naples, you will be spoilt for choice. We chose Fantasia Gelati. Walking into their parlour was slightly overwhelming - there is soooo much choice! There is every flavour you can think off, from the sensible choices like coconut, mango and banana, to the more extravagant and novel like Kinder Beuno, Kinder Bar and Oreo. They also do waffles, crepes and cakes too.
I opted for Kinder Bar - this is my all time favourite chocolate and even though marketed at kids - I cant get enough! So this had to be the flavour I chose. As far as pricing goes, I can't comment on whether it was expensive or not, but what I can tell you is it was 2.50EUR for two great big scoops in a cone, served with a little chocolate wafer. I didn't think this was a bad price.
As this place is more like a street food stop, they have outside seating under umbrellas and one or two small seats inside. Yes, we did sit outside, in January, eating Gelato. When in Naples and all that!
It is seriously the best Gelato I have ever tasted - I would 100% reommend this place if you are visiting Naples.
Where to Eat in Naples: Pizza
Naples is famous for being the pioneer in the original Italian pizzeria. The first ever pizza was created and made here, and this is how we come to have versions of pizza available all over the globe today.
A very kind man on our flight recommended that we visited a few famous Pizzeria's whilst in Naples, but we were told that most of them have over 5 hours waiting time! As we were only in Naples for 24 hours, we decided that the 5 hour wait was not going to happen for us and opted for a cute pizzeria near our hotel instead.
Via Agostino Depretis, 114-124, Naples, IT
Bellillo Pizzeria is a sit down resturant and also a takeaway. We ordered traditional Italian starters. One was a rissotto rice ball, deep fried with mince in the middle - YUM! The other starter was a similar idea, also deep fried, but mash potato stuffed with cheese - DOUBLE YUM! The starters were how starters should be too - not massive portions, but just enough to wet your appetite ready for your pizza.
I ordered the traditional Margerita Pizza (did you know this was named after Queen?) and it was the BEST pizza I have ever eaten! The dough is light and fluffy, traditional Napolese Ragu base and oodles of mozzerella and fresh Basil. The portion sizes are good, I would say the pizza is about a 10 - 12 inch size. It was absolutely gorgeous and I'm now worried that any other pizza I have will never be as good.
The resturant itself is beautiful. It has approximately ten tables at the maximum, and is decorated minimalisticly. The toilets are very clean (a big one for me!) and the service is fantastic. There is one waiter who speaks excellent English, he was quick and thorough with his service to us. I can highly recommend eating here if you are a visitor in Naples!
Leave me a comment below about where you have eaten in Naples, what are your recommendations? I would love to know for my (quite possible!) return.
- Lea Bella x