142° award 2019
Pizzeria Di Matteo
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We are in via Tribunali, one of the most important streets of the historic center of Naples, along the Decumano Maggiore which from Piazza Bellini leads to Via Duomo and then to Castel Capuano. Here there is no lack of patrons looking for a historic Neapolitan pizzeria like Di Matteo. The entrance is always crowded, due to the takeaway counter and the staff positioned near the door. The environment is noisy and a bit rough around the edges. There is a sturdy staircase that leads to the upper floor.
The pizza is in the classic Neapolitan style, with a good variety of choices. The fried pizza is a triumph; it is dry with decisive flavors with no excess frying oil. There is a quite a bit of room for improvement for the baked pizzas.
The service is slow and not able to adequately compensate for a large number of customers.
The detailed menu has a photo of President Clinton who takes a break from his work at the G7 to eat a pizza. An still image that also stops time for this pizzeria. Perhaps a little more care and passion would be enough to restore the previous splendor of this establishment to the city.