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L'antica Pizzeria "da Michele"

Pizzeria da Michele
Da Michele is also very popular among locals. A long line of the lunch time. But waiting is not so difficult because of the rapid turnover.

Pizzeria da Michele
The features of the Neapolitan pizza are the sticky dough and charcoal flavor. Simple pizza Margherita is the best taste!

Pizzeria da Michele
Next to the tables Pizzaioli (pizza makers) are working busily. Continuing orders don't give them a break time.

Taste 5 stars Among the many famous pizzerias in Naples, this is a super hyper famous pizzeria. The taste of their Neapolitan pizza is considered a top level. At lunch, there is always a long line. At the entrance you receive a number ticket and have to wait until that number is called.
The style is a local dining room, so it's not recommended if you would like to eat slowly and calmly. For that purpose another local pizzeria "Di Matteo" would better for travel beginners.
Mood 4 stars
Price 5 stars
Total 5 stars

Outside there is a long line every day! ! !

This pizzeria was opened in 1870. And from that time they keep their original making of pizza unchanged and stubbornly more than 130 years. Outside there is a long line every day. But since pizza is a fast food, your turn is coming soon. If you see ca. 10 couples waiting before you, it would take about 30 minutes. A long line is a proof of delicious taste, so if you come to Naples, don't hesitate to wait only 30 minutes and enjoy the taste of the world!!

At the entrance please receive a "number ticket"!

Despite a long line outside, you have to enter first of all. That is to get a number ticket, telling the number of your group. Then just wait until your turn comes outside. The number will be read in Italian, but it's okay. Neapolitans are very kind and funny, so you'll be able to understand!!!

A dining room-style pizzeria. Let's share a table with locals. That is also a nice memory of travel.

Inside is a dining room-style and very simple. Since it's always crowded, you should share a table with others. There is a very simple menu on the wall. You know, they have only two types of pizzas: Margherita and Marinara!! "Margherita" is a typical Neapolitan pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil. "Marinara" is with tomato sauce, garlic and oregano. Please try Margherita with fresh mozzarella!! It's surprisingly delicious!!

from ITALY
I recommend "Da Michele"!

It takes 4 hours from Orvieto where I live to Naples by train. However, I commute many times just to eat this Neapolitan pizza! The original pizza is really yummy. Please taste "Pizza Napolitana (Neapolitan-style pizza)" at all cost. Because it's really delicious!!!


voice from Italy

Having planed to eat pizza in Naples, I visited the famous "Da Michele" without hesitation. It was completely different to the other pizzas and dough was very sticky with savory aroma of wheat. Tomato sauce was a rich taste and excellent with a scent of milky mozzarella. Please go to Naples and try this pizza at all costs!!!
(November 2006)

Name L'antica Pizzeria "da Michele"
Address Via Cesare Sersale, 1/3 Napoli
How to reach 10 minutes-walk from Central Station of Naples. Go 150 meters on the Corso Umberto and turn right into the Colletta street. It's located in one corner of a small triangle square. It's very easy to find it because usually there are many people outside of the pizzeria.
Phone number 0815-539-204
Closed Sunday (Open also Sunday in May and December)
One or two weeks in August
Opening Hours 10:00-23:00 (no break-time)
Menu Margherita, Marinara
Size : Normal / Medium / Big
Drink : Natural water, Beer, Coke
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