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Starita a Materdei, Naples

If ever there was a place in Naples to induce a heart attack, Starita a Materdei would be it. Large vats of oil bubble in the open kitchen, ready to receive dough worked into a variety of shapes and sizes. The pizzeria was immortalized in the 1954 film “L’Oro di Napoli” in which Sofia Loren fries dough in Starita’s frigittoria, a hole-in-the-wall shop selling fried street food.

Do not miss:

Angioletti: Finger size pieces of dough deep fried and covered with tomatoes, arugula, oil and salt for appetizers or drowned in Nutella and dusted with sugar for dessert.

Montanara: The dough is stretched out in a disk shape, deep fried, then topped with tomato sauce and cheese. Then its all baked in the oven to allow the flavors to blend.

Corna di Maradona: Dough stuffed with ricotta and bits of pork fat.

Via Materdei 27/28
081 5573682
Closed Mondays

2016-01-09T13:32:25+00:00 December 8th, 2008|Categories: Food & Wine, Naples & Campania|6 Comments


  1. Rob December 10, 2008 at 12:31 am - Reply

    I want that.

  2. Katie December 10, 2008 at 3:52 am - Reply

    Ron it is so good. We MUST go there when i get back. A montanara followed by ngioletti with Nutella. Perfect!

  3. Rob December 11, 2008 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Ron? RON???

  4. Katie December 11, 2008 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Haha i forgot to tell you your nickname is Ron. Don’t you like it?

  5. Alice Schoemann January 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Love your website. We’ll see you on the 28th–sounds wonderful.

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