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Guide to Gluten Free Pizza in Naples, Italy

So you’re going to Naples and you’re afraid you’ll have to miss out on one of the best things the city has to offer? Rest assured, several pizzerias offer gluten free pizza that Naples dreams are made of. After a year of living in the area and many, many pizzas later, I can assure you there are some amazing spots for gluten free pizza in Naples.

I can’t be responsible for the serious pizza craving this post may or may not induce… full disclosure.

Gluten free pizza Naples

Pizza in Naples won’t come precut and it’s eaten with a fork and knife. Although, I have noticed younger generations will occasionally use their hands and pick up a piece. Sometimes a pizzeria will charge extra for gluten free, but even then it’s usually around $6… for the whole pizza! I stick to the classic Margherita, but almost always get the one with Mozzarella di Bufala. Pizza in Naples is about quality, fresh ingredients and perfecting the basics. You’d never see pineapple and ham on a pizza in Naples. Surprisingly, a lot of varieties won’t have red sauce at all.

Despite being a country famous for pizza, pasta and carbs in general, Italy is very gluten free friendly. Italian grocery stores carry an extensive selection of GF foods. If you’re not around a big grocery store though, keep your eyes peeled for a farmacia. They usually have a few GF items.  Italians know what gluten free is and they really do it well. They understand celiac is a disease and it’s not an fad or trend to Italians.

Quick Italian lesson:

Sono celiac. = I am celiac.

Senza glutine = Without gluten

Now that we have the basics down, here are my top picks for the best gluten free pizza in Naples, Italy: 

Starita

Starita was the first place I had gluten free pizza in Naples and for that it will always have a place in my heart. It’s authentic, real deal Neapolitan pizza. I’ve seen them bring the dough from the back so I know they are extra careful with cross-contamination. Also, their house wine is light, fruity and served just a few degrees cooler than usual. Very refreshing on a hot summer day in Italy.

Da Concettina ai Tre Santi

Da Concettina ai Tre Santi definitely has that delicious pink sauce phenomenon when the watery Mozzarella di Bufala mixes with the tomato sauceTheir gluten free pizza has a slightly thicker crust. They were also quite generous on the basil, instead of just placing one loan leaf as a garnish.

Gluten free pizza Naples

Pizzeria Vesi

Their gluten free pizza was a little on the salty side for my taste, but Pizzeria Vesi is located right in the thick of it with an outdoor patio too. We visited right in the middle of Ferragosto (late August when most places are closed) so I was happy just to find a place open! They cook the pizza in a cooper container to avoid cross-contamination while still maintaining a crispy edge. Don’t be confused by the store front about half a block away, the actual restaurant is around the corner.

Gluten free pizza Naples

Gluten Free Pizza Naples

Gluten Free Pizza in Naples

Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo

I’ve heard Sorbillo’s has gluten free pizza. I couldn’t tell you though. When I visited a few months back, they looked at me like I order Chinese food. She shook her head, said something in Italian to the effect of, “No, we don’t have that…” Like ever? Or are you just out right now? I’ll never know.

If you could call ahead and make sure they have GF pizza, it would probably be pretty good as this place is known for some of the best pizza in Naples and there is frequently a long wait. However, my “gluten free pizza” was a little disappointing and looked like this…

I went again just yesterday with Cassandra of Travel Italian Style and they didn’t have gluten pizza again. There is a spin-off, rival location on the lungomare and perhaps this is the one with the gluten free pizza I’ve heard rumors about? I’ll provide an update once I’ve tracked it down!

Rossopomodoro

I know, I know, Rossopomodo is a chain restaurant and not considered as authentic. There are two locations in the downtown area though. If you find yourself in a pinch or hungry during riposo, this place will probably still be open. One of the locations is right on the water along the lungomare.

Gluten free pizza Naples

It should be noted too that I was not impressed with Ristorante Mammina on the same waterfront street. They have gluten free pizza, but it was not very good (photo above).  I had a poor experience with them confronting me about wanting a larger tip after poor service, a high coperto and 20% service charge already included.

Gluten free pizza Naples

Ammaccamm

This pizzeria is not in central Naples, but if you’re headed west on the metro this pizzeria is the best in the area and I simply couldn’t leave it off the list.

I lived in this seaside town of Pozzuoli for about a year. It’s located at the end of the metro line outside of downtown Naples, but Ammaccamm truly has some of the best gluten free pizza in Naples. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is homey and modern. They pride themselves on craft dough, local ingredients and inventive pairings (along with all the traditional favorites). You could easily make a stop here if you are in route to Ischia or Procida from the Pozzuoli port.

Guide to Gluten Free Pizza in Naples, Italy. Where to find the best Gluten free pizza in Naples, Italy.

When you visit, be sure to also discover some of the amazing places you can visit as an easy day trip. Where have you had the best gluten free pizza in Naples? As a celiac and pizza fanatic, I’d love to hear any recommendations in Italy.

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6 Comment

  1. Reply
    Eena
    July 17, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Gluten free pizza?! That sounds amazing. These photos are making me really hungry for some pizza right now though I just had some the other day!

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    1. Reply
      Scarlett | Petite Suitcase
      July 19, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      Naples seriously has the best gluten free pizza I’ve ever had. The “other day” sounds like a long time ago ; ) My pizza consumption is out of control in Italy!

  2. Reply
    Zhanna
    July 23, 2017 at 5:24 am

    I am not a big fan of pizzas. But I should admit that gluten free pizza sounds amazing. Sorry for those times when “gluten free pizza” turned out to be not so gluten free…

    1. Reply
      Scarlett | Petite Suitcase
      July 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

      You just have to do your research when you need to have gluten free options! Lesson learned. Pizza is really amazing in Naples!

  3. Reply
    Sarah
    July 28, 2017 at 10:18 am

    This is amazing, legit drooling! Defo saving for later 🙂 I guess I’ll just have to plan ANOTHER Italy trip now, won’t I?!

    1. Reply
      Scarlett | Petite Suitcase
      July 28, 2017 at 11:42 am

      I’m sure you’ll be able to get some other decent GF foods 🙂 The pizza in Naples is definitely the best though!

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