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Best Pizza in Naples

mealsformelissa Dec 19, 2007 04:11 AM

We've been really disappointed with the pizza in Naples (we're spoiled, coming from NYC and Charlottesville) but have finally hit upon some incredible pie--Giovanni's restaurant in the Publix shopping center near the Vineyards (I think it's called Crossroads Plaza) does take out for their pizza though they don't advertise it much. Giovanni's is a charming little place in and of itself but their pizza is stupendous. Give it a try--lots of innovative toppings.

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    traumachef RE: mealsformelissa Dec 21, 2007 02:45 PM

    If somebody that lived in NYC says it's good pizza, I will try it. I grew up in California the land of innovative food, but very bad pizza.When I moved to Manhattan I discovered the art of the perfect slice and have missed that simple pleasure since I moved to Naples. I will get back to you on this.

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      Val RE: traumachef Dec 22, 2007 06:01 AM

      New York Pizza & Pasta on corner of Immokalee Road and 41 North had very good NY style (to me that means thin crust) pizza, but they've closed and is now Capri Ristorante or some such bull****--they went 'upscale' but I don't think it's the same owner. I will also look into Giovanni's.

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      fmj RE: mealsformelissa Dec 22, 2007 11:57 AM

      The two best places are Cafe Luna on 5th ave and Napoli on the Bay by the Naples Dock on 12th

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        svanderbilt RE: fmj Dec 29, 2007 07:07 PM

        i like Joey D's in Bonita. Very down to earth, NY pizza joint. also serves good inexpensive basic italian dinners (ravioli, chix parm)

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          rweater RE: fmj Feb 1, 2008 12:10 PM

          Oooh, I loved Napoli. Pick up a few slices to go and sit and eat on the dock.

        2. sparkalina RE: mealsformelissa Feb 1, 2008 12:07 PM

          Try DiJulios on Rattlesnake near 41. Sometimes you can only order it at the bar...sometimes only for takeout. Sometimes they will flat out tell you NO. Sounds weird, eh?

          It depends how busy they are for dinner at the restaurant whether they will make pizza or not. It's an ...ahem.... older crowd for dinner, shall we say. Coming from Chicago, I think it is pretty darn good!

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            RevrendAndy RE: mealsformelissa Feb 2, 2008 04:13 AM

            I like the pizza at Campiello's in downtown Naples. Thin crust and baked in a wood-burning oven.

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