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NA081 Pizzeria & Restaurant Zurich

My personal highlight: A firework of flavors on the top of Pizza Vesuvio Gold made from the Pizza Champion 2018 Capuozzo

Once you start looking for good food there is no way out. Gladly my friends support me in the research of new spots in town, that is how I came across this new Pizzeria & Restaurant called Na081 located at Konradstrasse 71 between Mainstation and Limmatplatz. If you never made it to Napoli, never mind, now you find a precious slice of this mediterranean pearl in Zurich.

A pizzeria where you feel the real Neapolitan food and life culture

Entering the door I followed the beautiful soul vibes from the unique Neapolitan Singer Pino Daniele. His words throw me back to my summer holidays in Italy. You need to check his songs! Pino has a high and soft voice unique of its kind and he plays wonderful guitar!

The smiling and singing staff with the authentic easygoing and hearty Italian way invites to take a seat and start the culinary experience!

My first question to the owner Paolo: what means NA081?
NA is the car registration no. for Napoli, 081 the phone prefix of Napoli.

The ambience at the restaurant is easy and relaxed. Find carefully selected, regional ingredients and selected premium products from Italian delicacy factories. Here you get original Bufala Mozzarella, warm and cold appetizers from the region, seafood and of course the traditional Napoli Pizza made by the Pizza World Champion named Capuozzo.

I suggest to also try the variety of dishes they offer for lunch. Following NA081 on facebook makes you super hungry every time you log in.

My culinary experience – signature dishes to recommend

We got to try starters typically from the Campania region as Polpette al Sugo as nonna used to make them. Millefoglie di Melanzana or Freselle Primavera with fresh ricotta cheese mousse and grilled vegetables. It’s hardly to find these appetizer somewhere else in town!

As mains: Cozze and Vongole with a perfectly prepared boiled Polipo on top, Purple Potato Gnocchi with eggplants and calamari also a delight for the eyes. The dishes came paired with delicious wines from the Vesuvio region.

Pizza Vesuvio Gold – Campione del mondo 2018

This Pizza lead Capuozzo to win the Pizza World Championship in the category “pizza classica” this year.

Vesuvio Gold comes with sweet sour yellow cherry tomatoes, ricotta di bufala, provala affumicata, grana padano, pancetta and some tarallo sbriciolato! If you prefer a classical pizza, go for the marinara pizza with only fresh tomato sauce that is prepared à la minute.

Sitting in the restaurant you can observe on a giant screen how the pizza is prepared live.

The prices are in super relation for what you get. Starters as of 9.50 CHF, Pizza as of 19.50 CHF

Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 11:00 – 14:00 / 18:00 – 00:00, Saturday: 18:00 – 00:00, Sunday: 18:00 – 00:00

Address:  NA081, Konradstrasse 71, CH-8005 Zürich

www.na081.ch

 

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Pizzeria Corallo

pizzeria corallo

My personal highlight: A real Italian pizza, thin, crunchy and fresh tomato sauce

Pizzeria Italiana simple and authentic

When I go to this place I feel like in Rome or even more south of Italy. The waiter opens the door and welcomes you with a smile and a ciao. The ambience is kitschy, not really stylish but the food is authentic and fresh and reasonable price. I love fresh mushrooms on my pizza and here this is the case. My favorite is the pizza Sardegna, it has prosciutto, mushrooms, grilled peperoni and delicious mozzarella.

The Corallo is a easy place for Saturday’s before heading on to the cinema. Find a big choice for pizza, or other traditional Italian food like pasta or meat. It’s located at Weinbergstrasse 117 in Kreis 6 close to Schaffhauserplatz.

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Ristorante La Baracca

la baracca zurich

My personal highlight: The antipasti plate cut thin. Simple meat love.

Pizza and pasta from the wood oven

La Baracca is one of the places where you have to go for pizza or pasta. It’s not cliché, it’s the one and only truth. These place offers really good Italian cuisine. They know how to make the food. The pizza for example gets it’s bottom exactly as it should bethin and crispy, not overloaded with ingredients. A tomato sauce tastes like 100% tomato, fresh and fruity and of excellent Italian quality. It is always very busy, make sure you have a reservation.

La baracca is located at Kanzleistrasse 103. An Italian staff will love to give you suggestions on what to eat. Beside Pizza I recommend their amazing antipasti. Fresh salame, prosciutto, regional Italian cheese and mozzarella are super tasty.

www.ristorante-labaracca.ch

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