La Trattoria: Authentic Neapolitan Pizza comes to Naples, Florida!

 

You heard it here! Finally, Naples, Florida can claim another important attribute in common with its Italian namesake, Naples (Napoli), Italy, the city where pizza was created and to this day remains the standard by which all pizzas are judged. In recent years, a plethora of “authentic” Neapolitan pizzerias have sprung up all over America, featuring Italian “00” flour, San Marzano Tomatoes, fresh and buffalo mozzarella, and other fresh, authentic toppings, cooked in a classic wood-burning oven, which imparts incredible flavor, and cooks the pizzas in only several minutes. What I love most about Neapolitan pizza is they are thin, not overly doughy or bready, you can eat a few slices of an “individual” pizza (or the whole thing) and not feel stuffed. In Italy, it is all about quality ingredients, freshness, technique, and balance. Although there are restaurants in Naples, Florida which make individual pizzas in a style “similar” to Italy, to date there were none “on point” which specialized in replicating the pizza which Napoli is famous for.

Located in the heart of Downtown Naples, La Trattoria has combined old world charm with a sense of family.

Locally Owned and Operated, the familiar faces that run La Trattoria are the same that have been voted nationally “Travelers Best Everyday Dining “ a couple doors down at Caffe’ Milano. With the same warm welcome you receive at their sister Restaurant, Luca Di Falco has extended his warm welcome down the street through the arms of La Trattoria.  By Partnering with Massimiliano Tonni, an award winning craft cocktail creator, and by far one of the best front of the house managers in town and Domenico Foraggio, a third generation Pizza Chef from Naples Italy with a convivial personality, Di Falco has created a powerhouse team.

 

 

With the help of Head Pizza Chef Domenico Foraggio, who is well known for his light and airy pizza dough, La Trattoria has brought authentic Napoletana Pizza to the Downtown Naples Food Scene.

Photos by the restaurant.

With a menu created to excite any foodie’s palate, La Trattoria offers an extensive selection of real Neapolitan style Personal Pizzas, Chef Domenico citing the reason it’s so delicious is the simplicity of the ingredients and the many topping combinations the restaurant offers. If you are looking for heartier Italian fare, La Trattoria also offers a full Pasta menu with options that make your mouth water and a unique Imported Beer Menu, that allows guests an authentic Italian experience.

A look at the menu:

  • SPUNTINI

    Snacks

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      $5
      Diced tomatoes, garlic, basil pesto, EVO.
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $8
      Smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers onions.
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $7
      Fried cod fish, cilantro jalapeño salsa
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $8
      Turkey meatballs, tomato sauce, parmesan cheese
  • ANTIPASTI

    Appetizers

    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $15
      Fried calamari, cod fish, shrimp, carrot, zucchini, shallots, spicy aioli sauce
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $18
      Bresaola, speck, mortadella, calabrian salami, prosciutto crudo, olives, pecorino cheese, grana padano
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $17
      Ahi tuna, capers, fennel, micro green, avocado, citrus dressing
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $16
      Filet mignon, arugula, shaved parmesan cheese, asparagus, lemon, truffle dressing
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $14
      Sautéed mussels, white wine or marinara sauce
  • INSALATE

    Salads

    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $14
      Roasted beets, spinach, mache, orange wedges, crumble goat cheese, honey champagne vinaigrette dressing
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $12
      Kale & baby Romeine, shaved parmesan, croutons, Caesar dressing
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $13
      Feta cheese, heirloom tomatoes, kalamata olives, cucumber, red onions, herbs dressing
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $15
      Mixed greens, artichokes, roasted mix vegetables, red onions, chopped mozzarella cheese, boiled eggs, cucumbers, red wine, vinaigrette
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $16
      Buffalo mozzarella, mixed baby heirloom tomatoes, arugula, basil, sea salt, olive oil
  • CONTORNI

    Sides

    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $8
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $8
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $8
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $8
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $8
  • PIZZE ROSSE

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      $14
      Tomato sauce, garlic, anchovies
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $15
      Mozzarella, tomato sauce, basil
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $18
      Buffalo mozzarella, tomato sauce
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $17
      Mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, basil, spicy Calabrian salami
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $18
      Mozzarella cheese, artichokes, ham, mushrooms, salami, black olives
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $16
      Mozzarella cheese, fried eggplant, ricotta salt, basil, tomato sauce
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $17
      Mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, basil, tuna, onions
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $22
      Mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, basil, mixed seafood
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $17
      Mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, basil, roasted mix vegetables
  • PIZZE BIANCHE

    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $18
      Bufala, cherry tomatoes, prosciutto San Daniele, arugula
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $18
      Mozzarella cheese, tomato confit sauce, basil, Calabrian salami
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $20
      Mozzarella cheese, smoked salmon, capers, onions, goat cheese, balsamic reduction
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $19
      Mozzarella cheese, eggplant parmigiana, Italian sausage, tomato confit, smoked scamorza
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $18
      Mozzarella cheese, bacon, eggs, black peppers, fresh ricotta
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $20
      Mozzarella cheese, porcini mushrooms, speck, grana cheese
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $21
      Mozzarella cheese, truffle cream sauce, champignon mushrooms, smoked scamorza
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $18
      Mozzarella cheese, fresh ricotta, grana padanao, gorgonzola
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $20
      Mozzarella cheese, truffle ricotta, mortadella, pistacchio, lemon zest
  • CALZONI

    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $15
      Mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $18
      Mozzarella cheese, ricotta, bacon, black pepper, basil
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $18
      Mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, ham, mushrooms, tomato sauce
  • PASTA FRESCA

    Homemade

    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $19
      Ricotta cheese, spinach, tomato sauce, béchamel, parmesan cheese
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $20
      Bolognese sauce, mozzarella cheese, béchamel, parmesan cheese, mushrooms, ham
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $24
      Black ink linguine, crab meat, cherry tomatoes, parsley, butter, lemon, white wine
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $20
      Bolognese, shaved parmesan, chopped parsley
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $23
      Pink sauce, clams, mussels, calamari, shrimp, baby scallops
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $22
      Shrimp, capers, tomato confit, garlic, lemon butter sauce
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $23
      Roasted chicken, mushrooms, creamy truffle sauce
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $19
      Smoked pancetta, yolk eggs, parmesan cheese, black pepper, heavy cream
  • RISOTTERIA

    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $24
      Truffle paste, parmesan cheese, mushrooms, butter
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $23
      Mixed seafood, diced tomatoes, Italian saffron
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $20
      Burrata cheese, tomato confit, parmesan cheese, basil, crispy prosciutto
  • ZUPPE

    Soups

    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $12
      Classic beans and pasta soup
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $10
      Ask your server
  • SECONDI

    Entrée

    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $24
      Grilled chicken breast, mixed roasted vegetables, balsamic glazed, arugula salad
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $25
      Pan seared chicken, marsala wine, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, sautéed spinach, crushed potatoes
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $23
      Sautéed salmon, lemon caper butter sauce, asparagus, crushed potatoes
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $28
      Pan seared tuna, grape tomatoes, artichokes, basil, eggplant, capers, black olives
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $27
      Fried cod fish, capers, black olives, tomato sauce, basil, white wine sauce
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $28
      8oz filet mignon (sliced), rucola, cherry tomatoes, parmesan cheese
    • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      $26
      Seafood soup of cod fish, clams, mussels, baby scallops shrimp, calamari in a spicy tomato sauce

 

 

La Trattoria has been awarded the Fred Bollaci Enterprises Golden Palate Certificate of Excellence!

 

La Trattoria
878 5th Avenue S.
Naples, FL 34102
239.315.4571

 

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