January 9, 2024

A Guide to Neapolitan Cuisine

Discover the heart of Italian cooking with our exploration into Neapolitan cuisine.

A Guide to Neapolitan Cuisine

Neapolitan cuisine, a gem in the crown of Italian cooking, represents a blend of simplicity and flavor that is both rustic and refined. At La Fontana, we celebrate this tradition with dishes that tell a story of Naples' rich culinary history.

Pizza Margherita: The Queen of Pizzas

Neapolitan cuisine is synonymous with pizza, especially the iconic Pizza Margherita. Adorned with tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil, and extra virgin olive oil, it's a tribute to the Italian flag's colors. At La Fontana, our pizza is baked in a wood-fired oven, giving it the signature charred crust and smoky flavor.

Seafood: A Coastal Bounty

Naples' proximity to the sea influences its cuisine heavily. Dishes like Spaghetti alle Vongole (spaghetti with clams) showcase the freshness and quality of the seafood we use at La Fontana. We ensure that every ingredient speaks of the sea's richness and Naples' culinary artistry.

Sweets: Ending on a High Note

Neapolitan cuisine is not just about savory delights. Traditional sweets like Babà al rum, a small yeast cake saturated in rum, and Pastiera Napoletana, a ricotta and wheat berry pie, are staples at our restaurant. These desserts are a testament to Naples' confectionery excellence.

At La Fontana, we invite you to experience the essence of Neapolitan cuisine, where every dish is a story of tradition, quality, and the finest ingredients.