Have you noticed that sometimes the very first dinner in a place becomes a special memory? Our first dinner in Pompei at a Pizzeria near our Air B&B was…Pizza, of course. Naples and the Naples area are noted for their wonderful pizza and this was no exception. Italians generally order individual pizzas and this was the one my Hubby ordered. This is the Capricciosa pizza with olives, artichokes and mozzarella with baked ham and mushrooms. It was delicious.
I had the Margherita DOP Pizza with wonderful tomatoes…locally grown…with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. You can see the mozzarella ball in the center that was added after the pizza comes out of the oven with a fresh basil leaf as decoration. It was wonderful although I could not eat all of mine. No “doggie” bags in Italy. The mozzarella was soft and delicious and you can see that the crust was puffy and just the way it should be. The meal was accompanied by a glass of house wine that was also delicious.
Near our table was an amazing creation. A group of vignettes in a forest/mountain setting. In the one above you can see pizza being made for a family grouping.
There are scenes of daily life of years ago.
The main scene is that of the Christ Child in the manger complete with angels and shepherds.
The large frescoes painted on the wall were presented on the cover of the menu. Simple tables and chairs in a paneled room made for a welcoming atmosphere for dining.
Our first dinner in Pompei was a success and we went back to our temporary home happy with our first meal in Italy.
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Your blog post is very timely, as my husband and I are leaving for Italy this afternoon for 10 days. We are flying into Rome and then touring Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, Amalfi Coast, Capri and also going to the east coast city of Cuppello where I still have family. I’ll look for this pizzeria when we are in Pompeii. The pizza looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!
I know you will have a wonderful time. We went to Erculano our first day and then Pompeii. Can’t describe how beautiful and tragic it is. We entered Pompeii at the Amphitheater entrance which was a lovely way to tart with no crowds, greenery and beautiful frescoes in the homes near there. Have a great trip and thanks for sharing.
That looks delicious!! What an adorable little pizzeria.
It was a great introduction to Italian pizza. The waiters are very helpful and you can stay as long as you like. Thanks for visiting and commenting.
Sounds like your trip started wonderfully. I love “armchair traveling” by looking at others’ adventures. Hope you have a lovely time!
It was great. Now the weather is perfect and we are off to a seaside town for lunch. Thanks for visiting.
A perfect first dinner! I loved Pompeii so much, and I love pizza so much too – thanks for combining two wonderful things for us! Can’t wait to hear more of your travels.
Pompeii is truly spectacular. I almost majored in classical studies including mythology so this is a dream come true. Thanks for visiting.
I loved seeing this little glimpse of your trip! And the pizza looks yummy!
It’s definitely a great beginning. Will love sharing these adventures with everyone. Thanks for visiting.