Europeo Mattozzi

Address: Via Campodisola Marchese 4, Naples, 80133, Italy
Telephone: 081 552 1323

- Mid-range

4.5

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…

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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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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. 

Branches

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

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • History

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