The Best Pizza in The World at Pizzeria Da Michele in Naples, Italy

If you're an avid pizza lover or you've watched the film Eat, Pray, Love then you've probably heard about Pizzeria Da Michele, known for having "the best pizza in the world".

Naples is famous for being the birthplace of pizza. Although we're not sure if that's true or not, the pizza we had while we were visiting the beautiful but chaotic city was the best we've ever had - and we've had a lot of pizza 🍕

When we arrived there was a massive swarm of people outside of the entrance and we were a little confused at first what the protocol was of the place but we finally figured out the following:

1) If you want a table, go inside and take a number. Wait to be called inside. Enjoy pizza.
2) If you want to take the pizza away, go inside and ask for a takeaway pizza. You do not need to take a number. We made this mistake and took a number and after 40 minutes of waiting (yes, 40) we realised that for takeaway you could just walk inside. 
3) There are three options for pizzas: margherita, marinara (tomatoes, garlic, oregano & olive oil) and... the best one... margherita with extra mozzarella

After another 20 minutes or so we were finally handed two cardboard boxes housing the best pizzas we've ever tried. 

Remember this scene from Eat, Pray, Love? 

Yeah. It was definitely one of those moments.

Soft, doughy crust and a thin, perfectly flavoured base with the freshest mozzarella. We couldn't have asked for anything better to be honest.

So, was it the best pizza in the world? Probably not, but it was pretty damn tasty and definitely, definitely worth the wait. Although there are over 800 (yes, 800+) pizzerias in Naples, don't avoid this one just because it's infamous for being a tourist trap - it's not, many locals go here too. 

We hope that you love this pizzeria as much as we did! Enjoy your time in Naples and when you're there make sure to try a sfogliatella (a filled pastry, these below are filled with ricotta and nutella - absolute dream).

p.s. If you would like to try these pizzas but don't want to go all the way to Naples, they recently opened a couple of branches in London too.