Europeo Mattozzi

Price guide: Mid-range

Via Campodisola Marchese 4, Naples, 80133

Price guide: Mid-range

Europeo Mattozzi interior

By Jan Fuscoe, your Naples expert

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#2 of 10
expert-rated restaurants in Naples
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, Mature travellers, History

Expert review of Europeo Mattozzi

This is a celebrated institution serving great pizza and traditional Neapolitan fare.

Family-run Mattozzi's is legendary and has a history going back 160 years, as well as, if you're interested, historical evidence of the pizza recipes still used today. Current owner Antonio has written (published by Slow Food) about his family's history and its connection to the food that is inextricably linked with Naples: pizza. 

Or you could just try one…

Food and drink: 

There's plenty more than pizza on offer here: traditional bean soups (some with tripe), pastas, seafood and meats. Then there are those pizzas, Neapolitan style: with big fluffy edges and topped with traditional toppings such as marinara (simple tomato, garlic and herb sauce), margherita (tomato sauce with mozzarella cheese) and - a particular favourite - the one with friarelli (a type of local broccoletti). 

Ambience: 

It's old style trattoria: check tablecloths, copper pans almost obscuring the kitchen at one end, and a huge mirror at the other end so that, even if you've got your back to it, you can see what's going on behind you. The atmosphere is fun but the service is professional and the clientele is mixed: everyone from business folk, politicians and celebrities to tourists and backpackers beat a path here. 

Service: 

The staff are warm and friendly but very efficient… they've been doing this for years.

Location: 

It's towards the port. A short walk from Piazza Bovio at the end of Corso Umberto I (if you think of Piazza Garibaldi, at the opposite end, as the beginning).

Price advice: 

Expect to pay around 20 euros for a pizza and a glass of wine, but if you're pushing the boat out you could end up paying around 100 euros for two. 

Other useful branches: 

There is another Mattozzi at Via Filangieri 16 (+39 081 416 378). 

More information on Europeo Mattozzi:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Pizzeria, Restaurant
Food:
Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Address:
Via Campodisola Marchese 4, Naples, 80133
Telephone:
081 552 1323
Website:
http://www.mattozzieuropeo.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat noon-4pm, 8-11.30pm. Closed Sundays and for two weeks in August.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Europeo Mattozzi? Would you recommended it?