Cuisine: European, Italian
Price Range: $$
This class-act Third Street South restaurant occupies the historic Naples Mercantile Building and a pleasant Rome-reminiscent courtyard to its west. There's another courtyard out back for the best... Read More
This class-act Third Street South restaurant occupies the historic Naples Mercantile Building and a pleasant Rome-reminiscent courtyard to its west. There's another courtyard out back for the best inventory of al fresco dining in Naples. Inside, you will find an inviting dining area, spacious bar and large, open kitchen complete with a traditional wood-burning oven. Some of the pasta, such as the pappardelle with braised veal, is made in house. Many of the ingredients for the wood-fired pizza, such as cheeses and sausage, get shipped from Italy. There are short ribs with smoked tomatoes or pan-roasted black grouper for dinner, chicken and caramelized pear salad for lunch and cannoli cheesecake and gelati for dessert.
- Best for Romantic Dining Because: Its historic courtyard setting and brand of fine Italian make for a perfect date night.
- Best for Italian Because: It does Italian with one eye on regional tradition, another on contemporary. It's a favorite among locals.
- Best for Pizza Because: Wood-fired pizzas such as Margherita, fennel sausage, soppressata and scampi with charred corn are available for lunch and dinner.
- Recommended as Best Restaurants for Spring Because: Its spacious courtyard and post-Easter menus, such as the popular Sunday date night menu, take advantage of spring weather and relief from winter crowds.
- Best for Old Naples' Best Restaurants Because: This has been a longtime favorite of locals and visitors.