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).
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.
The staff are warm and friendly but very efficient… they've been doing this for years.
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).
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.
There is another Mattozzi at Via Filangieri 16 (+39 081 416 378).
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers