Naples Food & Wine : Street Food
You may start by tasting colouful and lively Neapolitan pizza in Naples: Di Matteo, aka “Del Presidente”. It’s the president’s pizza thanks to Bill Clinton, who in 2001 took time out from the G8 summit in Naples to stop in here and enjoy a pizza. They’re pretty proud of this: there are lots of photos of the prez on the walls of the store. The restaurant is pretty much a hole in the wall- though with a very convenient location on the via Tribunali, smack bang in the middle of Spaccanapoli. And the pizza! In the Vomero neighborhood, the highest part of town and right near the Castel Sant’ Elmo, they specialize in fried foods, hence the “friggitoria”. And when they’re frying, you can tell. I wouldn’t want to live nearby; it would drive me crazy! But it’s gotta be a good marketing technique: put an awesome fried-foods joint right next to the funicular... It’s hard to pass it up!You might try delicious Fiori di zucca and eggplant, each like 30 cents, or the faggotino and pizza may be little more, but in all, the food came to about 3 euros.
Need I mention what an insane bargain this was? And the taste, downright worth it! And if you liked Friggitoria Vomero you might want to give Friggitoria di Montesanto a go, although somewhat distant, both friggitorie are practically connected by the Montesanto funicolare.