Eat Pray Love Naples Pizza Guide

Here’s a list of Mapplr’s favorite pizzerias in Naples, Italy. There’s a reason why Elizabeth Gilbert went to Naples to eat pizza in her novel, “Eat Pray Love”: Naples is where pizza was invented and perfected. In the film, Julia Roberts (who plays Gilbert) devours an entire pizza napoletana, in defiance of her expanding waistline. If you have additions to this list, let us know.

Trianon: an institution in Naples since the 1930s, and possibly the most crowded pizzeria in town, check out the oven with mosaic tiles (photo below); via P. Colletta 42-44.

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Making pizza at Trianon in Naples, Italy

Pizzeria Brandi: where pizza margherita was first made in 1889 in honor of Queen Margherita; on a small street called Salita S. Anna di Palazzo, very close to via Chiaia.

Pizzeria La Notizia: famous for the pizza bianca (white pizza) with basil, pecorino and lard, located on via Caravaggio 53 in the Posillipo neighborhood.

Da Michele: they’ve been making pizza here since 1870 and five generations later, they’ve stuck to the tradition of Neapolitan pizza, making only pizza margherita and pizza marinara; via Cesare Sersale, 1-3.

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This is part of a series on hotels and restaurants in and around Naples, where scenes from “Eat Pray Love” were filmed. Check out our Naples, Italy restaurant guide. And make sure you read our Eat Pray Love Bali Travel Guide and Eat Pray Love Rome Travel Guide.

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About the author

Esme Vos is the founder and editor-in-chief of Mapplr.com. Since 2007, Mapplr has been providing discerning travelers with advice on where to stay (hotels with character), good restaurants and cafes around the world. Mapplr’s sister site, Shopplr, publishes shopping recommendations around the world.

About Esme Vos

Esme Vos is the founder of Mapplr, a travel site featuring boutique hotels, luxury resorts, travel guides and restaurant reviews. You can find her on and Twitter.