Once again, Naples garnered national attention for being one of the very best places to be. This time, Conde Nast Traveler listed Naples among the Top Twenty American Cities for Foodies.
That's right - Naples joined "the biggies" on the Top Twenty list, including New York, San Francisco, and Boston. Naples sits on the Top Twenty list with well known "foodie" destinations such as Aspen, Napa, and Santa Fe.
I've often wondered how long it would take to sample each of Naples' wonderful restaurant options without hitting the same place twice!
Conde Nast writer Jennifer Wood sums Naples' dining scene up this way:
Given its tropical climate and Gulf of Mexico perch, you’re going to get at least one seafood option at almost any restaurant you visit in Naples. And if that’s why you’re here, the boat-to-belly offerings at Truluck’s—including their famous stone crabs—are some of the area’s freshest. But Naples is a cosmopolitan city, and as such has a vast number of impressive international eats. For French Provencal, there’s Claudio Scaduto’s Côte d’Azur; for Spanish tapas off-the-beaten path, try IM Tapas. Caffe dell’Amore is a top choice for Italian, while Inca’s Kitchen serves up authentic Peruvian dishes like lomo saltado (sautéed beef loin) in a comfortable setting. If you can’t choose just one, Mereday’s offers an eclectic mix of flavors from around the world (think mussels with Indian madras curry and coconut milk.
So whether your tastes run toward international cuisine, seafood fresh from the Gulf, Classic American fare, or a simple night out for pizza and burgers with the kids, Naples has something to offer. Some of my own favorites are listed here:
Watch my blog for a future piece spotlighting some of Naples' great locally- owned eateries.
Enjoy discovering your own new favorites!