Naples 45

Restaurants, Italian Midtown East
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Naples 45
Photograph: Courtesy Naples 45

Show some respect: These pies have the (rarely granted in the States) seal of approval from the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. That means the flour and tomatoes are imported from Italy, and the mozzarella is made by a Neapolitan artisanal cheese maker. The blistered disks come out of roaring wood-burning ovens in individual and shareable sizes. Naples 45 caters to the midtown workaday throngs, which explains why it’s not open on the weekends. It should be—chef Christopher DeLuna’s innovatively composed salads, pastas and secondi deserve more attention. The long, noisy white-tiled bar is a great place to sample his antipasti before boarding your train.


Venue name: Naples 45
Address: Met Life Building, 200 Park Ave
entrance on 45th St
New York
Cross street: at 45th St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 7:30am–10pm
Transport: Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central
Price: Average main course: $17. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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Naples 45 in centrally located in Midtown at the MetLife Building and Grand Central Station. The space is huge and has a light and airy feel. During the warmer weather, you can eat and drink outside. The menu has delicious Southern Italian dishes like arancini, penne caprese, and branzino. It’s really all about the pizza though, at Naples 45. They even import flour from Italy to make these pizza treasures as authentic as possible. Keep it simple like they do in Italy and order the Margherita pizza. It’s simple and very satisfying. There are also pizzas with pepperoni, mushrooms and vegetables.