Category Archives: Naples

Hosteria toledo

Vico Giardinetto 78
80132 Napoli
081 421257
http://www.hosteriatoledo.it/

We remember walking in the rain to find this restaurant, which our guide book had highly recommended. It was located in a little street off another little street, off the main road, which didn’t make it very easy to find, and we were very glad to get out of the rain when we finally found it.

 

Hosteria Toledo is a very family styled traditional Italian restaurant. The tables are very close to one another, and hence eating here is obviously a very cozy affair. Judging from the fan mail they’ve received, they are very, very popular.

 

We started off with a frito misto (mixed fried baby squid), which was nice and light. Love it!

We then had the Napoleon pasta, which was cooked with fresh pasta, which excited A a lot.  This was good, but wasn’t the most fantastic pasta dish we’ve ever had. However, it kind of felt right eating Napoleon pasta in Naples.

 

The other pasta dish we had was the baby squid pasta. This was the highlight of the meal. Once again, the pasta was fresh, and absolutely lovely. This dish was one of the best pasta dishes we’ve ever had, and despite it being many months ago that we had it, we can still construct the taste in our heads. It was bursting with baby squid goodness, and we absolutely loved it. It definitely made our walk in the rain worth it.

Service: 7/10
Food: 7.5/10

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Sorbillo

Via dei Tribunali
38 Napoli
081 033 1009
http://www.sorbillo.eu/

The queues outside Sorbillo are massive. Imagine a very small shop, with an even smaller entrance, cluttered by many potted plants, with about 50 hungry people waiting outside, and about 10 more trying to squeeze in at any point in time to get their names in the queue, and later squeezing out again to clutter the streets some more, and everyone is just standing around, spilling over on the streets and blocking traffic. Welcome to Sorbillo.

We were told that Naples is the best place to eat pizza. Judging from the queues outside Sorbillo (mostly locals it seems), this might actually be the best place in Naples for pizza, the best of the best, since 1935. Sorbillo sells only pizza, but they do it so damn well you wouldn’t want to eat anything else anyway. The 2 pizzas we had there were hands down, the best pizza we have ever had in our lives. It is very unfortunate that we probably wouldn’t go back to Naples again in our lifetimes, but if we did, this would be the first place we would head for.

We can’t remember exactly what pizza we had, but we do remember that they were amazingly good. From the very first bite to the last we felt our taste buds excited all the way through. The amount of toppings on our pizzas was very generous, and they were absolutely huge. The best thing? Sorbillo is incredibly cheap. They were also nice enough to allow us to open our wine (which we bought for like, 4 euros) without charging corkage.  I think our entire meal cost less than 10 euros for the both of us, which probably made it not only the cheapest meal we had in Italy, but also one of the most memorable.

Service: 7/10
Food: 8/10