Find Amore at Naples' Best Authentic Pizza Joints

In a town named Naples, you would naturally expect to find some of the world’s best pizza this side of pizza capitals Italy, New York and Chicago. And you will – the area accurately covers the various styles of pie that the three pizza meccas have become synonymous with, thanks to its large transplant population.

So whereas Moravela’s New York Style Pizza naturally takes its cues from the Big Apple’s thin crust pizza, Rosedale Brick Oven Pizza assimilates Italian style and Rosati’s boasts its Chicago style with slightly thicker crusts (plus deep dish) and lots of cheese. The New York style wins out in Naples pizzerias, but you will find family variations no matter where you decide to eat from the 10 best possibilities on this list.

Beside variations in recipes, the list reflects a great diversity of settings – from take out counters to intimate sit down dining rooms that make you feel as though you have come home to have dinner with the family. Some of the listings are pure and simple pizza joints – perhaps with a couple of pasta and sub sandwich options thrown into the menu. Others do the whole Italian repertoire, still managing to make sure their pizza is top notch made with fresh ingredients and hand tossed crust. 

Joey D's Italian Restaurant
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Joey D's recently opened its third location in Naples, this one in East Naples the most inviting with a stretch open air sports bar out front. Inside it feels comfy and roomy enough to expand your waistline a little over a big bowl of pasta...  Read More

Aldos Ristorante Italiano
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In a warm brick and wood setting, Aldos feed East Naples like an Italian family, preparing all the traditional regional versions of pasta, chicken, veal, seafood and pizza. So you will naturally find chicken marsala, veal saltimbocca, lasagna...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton

Whether you like your pizza thin crusted New York style or Sicilian thick crusted, Joey's lists endless ways to order your pie. Specialty pizzas include pizza ala vodka, shrimp and portobello mushrooms, chicken parmesan, and arugula with...  Read More

East Naples
Parmesan Pete's
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Parmesan Pete's occupies a cozy strip mall setting in North Naples with light brick walls, counter and table seating and tasteful décor. From the counter, you can watch the homemade goodness happening in the kitchen. The Brooklyn-style pizza is...  Read More

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Moravela's Pizza
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Those who clamor for New York style pizza – thin and crispy – usually find their way to Moravela's in these parts. It also offers Sicilian style with a slightly thicker crust. With roots in Philadelphia, its menu too specializes in Philly...  Read More

Aurelio's Pizza
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A tasty local favorite, Aurelio's Pizza serves up Chicago-style pies made with super-fresh, often creative ingredients and toppings on a crust somewhere between thick and thin. A longtime fixture along Highway 41, it recently moved to Coastland...  Read More

Old Naples
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This class-act Third Street South restaurant occupies the historic Naples Mercantile Building and a pleasant Rome-reminiscent courtyard to its west. Inside, you will find an inviting dining area, spacious bar area and large, open kitchen...  Read More

Old Naples
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Have a seat in the European-style courtyard or make new friends at the communal table inside. Known for its authentic Italian pizza and gelato, it equally excels at a select menu of pastas, seafood, meats and sandwiches. The chefs recently...  Read More

Rosedale Brick Oven Pizzeria

If you are not hungry when you walk into Rosedale Brick Oven, the scent of baking dough and toppings will send you to salivating in two seconds. Pizza connoisseurs declare this the most authentic Italian pizza in Naples. Specialty pies include...  Read More

Rosati's of Naples
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It is entirely worth ferreting out this place if you love Chicago style pizza. If you prefer New York style thin crust, Rosati's does both with equal aplomb. Try the deep dish pizza, best without any other toppings than the thick mozzarella and...  Read More


Meet Chelle Koster Walton

Chelle Koster Walton – the Local Expert for Naples, Florida and the Caribbean – has been covering the destination for 30 years. Her top-selling Sarasota, Sanibel Island, and...  More About Chelle

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