Pizzeria Napoletana: Little Italy staple for BYOW and simple homemade Italian dishes

Restaurant: Pizzeria Napoletana
Restaurant type: Italian, pasta, pizza, BYOW, casual
Prices: $5-$17 entrées, $14-$21 mains, $7 desserts

Date: Tuesday July 16th 2019
Table of: 3
My favorite dish: Nodini all’aglio

Last month, I made some last minute dinner plans with my friends Liz and David, and we chose Pizzeria Napoletana! We chose Pizzeria Napoletana because we knew the food would be good, not too expensive and for their BYOW. Pizzeria Napoletana has been around Little Italy for many years now and offers a large selection of thin-crust pizzas and pastas. They also have a small terrasse, which you can enjoy on hot summer nights.

We chose to order a few different dishes and to share them all:

  • Nodini all’aglio: garlic and parmesan knots
  • Pizza Bufala: tomate sauce, sliced garlic, fresh basil, mozzarella di buffala
  • Pizza Toscana: mozzarella, chopped tomato, prosciutto crudo, roquette
  • Tortollini Romana: tomato sauce, cream, mushrooms, prosciutto
  • Torta frutti di bosco
  • Tiramisu
Pizza Toscana (2019)
Pizza Bufala (2019)
Tortollini Romana (2019)
garlic and parmesan knots (2019)
Torta frutti di bosco (2019)

We actually went on a Tuesday night at around 20h30 and the place was quite full, with a wait list to dine outside. So, we decided to skip the line and grab a table inside. Everything was very good, but its very basic Italian food. The pasta dish was tasty, but I can make a better one at home (sorry not sorry). The dish was overly saucy, the prosciutto wasn’t even fried up and there were barely any mushrooms. Pizzas were good too, but very thin (I prefer mine thicker around the edges but still thin in the middle). The toppings were lacking a bit too, especially on the Bufala pizza, so we pretty much emptied out whole jar of parmesan on it (but actually, and on the pasta). Liz and I’s favorite dish was the garlic and parmesan knots, which were full of garlic, oil and parmesan; soo good. I did find the desserts of higher quality; the tiramisu was delicious and the fruit tart very nice.

I definitely recommend Pizzeria Napoletana if you’re in the area and looking for a casual Italian BYOW restaurant. Don’t expect a five star culinary experience, but very down to earth Italian pizzas and pastas. Prices are good too, considering it is BYOW and you can definitely spend under $35/person, wine included.

So, here is my review of Pizzeria Napoletana:
Food: 2.5/5 (average)
Price: $$ 
Would I go back?: Yes but its not a top priority

*All photos and comments are mine

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