L’antica Pizzeria Da Michele is famous in Naples. It was made even more popular as it was featured in the movie Eat, Pray, Love where Julia Roberts says “I want someone to look at me the same way I look at pizza”.
Quite a few years back, pizza was all about the toppings and the cheese. The more the better. Not much attention was paid to the base. How things have changed. Now it is all about the base, the crust and the minimal toppings.
Spaghetti House has a rustic dining area but feels a bit dated. There is seating on the lower level as well as a few outdoor seats. The upstairs restaurant is not very spacious and feels a bit cramped. The menu is colourful and quite a few of the items look enticing. The staff are quick to take orders and also to bring the bill at the end of the meal.
A friend had told me about the wonderful pizza at Franco Manca many years ago. This was when it had opened one of its first branches down in Brixton. Although Franco Manca has recently been popping everywhere, it is only now that Franco Manca has been visited. I trust my friend’s judgement of cafes and resturants and there’s not been a time when places haven’t lived up to high standards.
In the continuing changing and expanding area of Kings Cross, there is the pizza bar Pizza Union. Big wooden tables make up the main restaurant area but if you head towards the back section, there are lower tables and chairs. These tables are decorated with colourful tiles.
Al Vaporetto has two branches and the one that we dined at was its San Marco branch. It has paper placemats on the table showing a map of the area of Venice.