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Pizzeria Da Attilio In Naples

Discover what it’s like to eat star-shaped pizza at Pizzeria da Attilio in Naples. It’s famous for

Sol Nel Piatto Pizza on Sidewalk at Pizzeria Da Attilio in Naples
Pizzeria da Attilio’s star-shaped pizzas are as fun to eat as they are to photograph. Actually, this Sale Nel Platto pizza was more fun to eat. | Image: ©2foodtrippers

Pizzeria da Attilio serves excellent traditional Neapolitan pies as well as uniquely shaped eight-crimped star pizzas. Those star shaped pies, which were featured on David Chang’s Ugly Delicious, are no gimmick. Instead, the show-stopping pies are the real deal with each fluffy prong stuffed with luscious ricotta cheese.

The Spanish Quarter pizzeria is a must-visit for pizza fans who make the journey to the city where modern pizza was invented. Bachetti, a third generation pizzaiolo, runs his family’s pizzeria in a cozy space just off Via Toledo and mere steps from the street’s cavalcade of cafes and gelaterias.

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Our Lunch At Pizzeria Da Atillio

Pizzaiolo at Pizzeria Da Attilio in Naples
Attilio Bachetti hasn’t slowed down after achieving global pizza fame for his star-shaped pies. We encountered the acclaimed pizzaiola working next to a stone-covered pizza oven upon entering the famous pizzeria. | Image: ©2foodtrippers

Pizzeria da Attilio immersed us in its pizza experience the moment we walked through the door. We immediately encountered a large, wood burning oven where legendary pizzaiolo Attilio Bachetti was hard at work prepping vegetables and shaping the stuffed crust pies that make his pizzeria magical.

Starting our meal with bacetti, little spiral kisses made with pizza dough, ricotta and provola, was a no-brainer. Choosing our pizzas wasn’t so easy.

We considered ordering a Pizza Carnevale pizza with sausage and fior di latte since it’s Attilio’s most famous star-shaped pie. We instead went a different direction by ordering a star-shaped Sale Nel Platto pizza topped with piennolo tomatoes, fior di latte and porcini mushrooms. We rarely skip porcini mushrooms in Italy when they’re in season. We also ordered a cheese-free Campagnola pizza topped with San Marzano tomatoes, anchovies, capers, olive, garlic and oregano.

Pro Tips For Eating At Pizzeria Da Attilio in Naples

Campagnola Pizza over Sidewalk at Pizzeria Da Attilio in Naples
This Campagnola pizza at Pizzeria da Attilio’s Campagnola reminded of Napoli pizzas we’ve eaten around the world thanks to toppings like anchovies, capers and olives. | Image: ©2foodtrippers

Pizzeria da Attilio doesn’t take reservations and its excellent pizzas are surprisingly affordable. Accordingly, go early to avoid a potentially long wait. And, obviously, go hungry since you’ll want to start you meals with bacetti and maybe potato croquettes too.

If you’re dining with a partner, consider ordering a standard pie in addition to a star-shaped pie for the full Pizzeria da Attilio experience. With more than two dozen pizza options, narrowing the choices can be a challenge. If you can’t decide, consider ordering a star-shaped Pizza Attilio, which has nine unique slices.

Be warned that you’ll want to eat every morsel of Attilio’s crust. That’s what we did with zero regrets.

Pizzeria da Attiilo is located at Via Pignasecca, 17, 80134 Napoli, Italy.

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Check out our guide to eating in Italy as well as our picks for the best Italian foods and the best Italian desserts before your trip so that you don’t miss a delicious bite.

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About the Authors

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch

Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website. Since launching the site in 2012, they’ve traveled to over 40 countries in their quest to bring readers a unique taste of the world.


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We self-funded our trips to Naples and purchased the pizzas featured in this article.

Original Publication Date: March 12, 2024

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