Subject: Re: Naples
Mary from California asked: Where is the pizza place I suggested in Naples?

Go to the piazza Trente e Trieste (perhaps in the wrong order, but this is a major site in Naples so any native can help). There are many busses and trams that go there, including one from the train station. It is the piazza that has the Galleria, opera house, and Gambminius coffee shop where you might wish to go for dessert. Chiaia (pronounced, as best I can tell, CHI-ay-ee-uh) is the major street that basically goes west from the piazza. Brandi's is in a little alleyway that goes off from Chiaia, but there is a sign on this main street, so you can't miss it. It is about 50 yards or so from the piazza.

At the same time, I would not argue with Jonathan Chimene's observation that it is difficult to find a bad pizza in Naples. With such a high overall level, one gets a favorite from incidentals like, in our case, the service of Mario Scorzo, our waiter.

Ira H. Bernstein